The short 2014 legislative session is in the books. So who won, who lost, and who just broke even?
Colleges and other nonprofit institutions — The bill to limit property tax exemptions for institutions that don’t traditionally pay tax, like colleges and universities, didn’t make it out of the Senate. This bill would only have taxed properties acquired after passage, but colleges still lobbied heavily against it. They can breathe a sigh of relief.
Minimum Wage Earners — The minimum wage will go up to $10.10 per hour. Connecticut will be one of the few states where President Obama’s push for a higher minimum wage will bear any kind of fruit at all.
Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.