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Legislative Session 2016

  • Opinion: 2016 regular session – winners and losers

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. This session, this brutal, awful, disheartening session, finally wheezed to an anticlimactic close Wednesday night. There were loads of losers, but did anyone actually win?

  • Opinion: Dems punt on budget, again

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. It’s been a pretty intense week all around, what with the primary and the looming end of the legislative session, so Democrats can almost be forgiven for turning in a budget that was late…

  • Opinion: Newly raised bills for 2016 belie worries about the economy

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. At the start of every legislative session, members submit a blizzard of new bills for consideration. Many of them are either merged into other bills or blessedly forgotten, but they’re all still worth looking…

  • Opinion: Welcome to the new austerity

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should…

  • Opinion: Making Connecticut more business friendly isn’t hard

    Eric Gjede is assistant counsel at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. This column was signed by 68 business and professional organizations, including many of the state’s local and regional Chambers of Commerce, representing thousands of Connecticut companies and their employees. Connecticut begins 2016 having finally regained all of the private sector jobs lost in…