Breaking Down the Budget

June 4, 2019

The House of Representatives and Senate passed a budget this week which is responsible, stable, and funds the Rainy Day Fund at historic levels. The budget makes significant investments in education, job growth, and economic development while holding the line on spending. The growth rate for fixed costs in the General Fund is 1.3% and for non-fixed costs is simply 0.03%.

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House Passes Bill Concerning Senior Nutrition Programs, State Department of Aging and Disability Services of

May 22, 2019

The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation changing the name of the state Department of Rehabilitative Services to the Department of Aging and Disability Services, and increasing funding for elderly nutrition programs to ensure equitable rates for meals on wheels programs Monday afternoon.

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Human Services Committee Moves Forward on Nursing Home Staffing Bill

March 27, 2019

Late Tuesday morning, the legislature’s Human Services Committee unanimously voted to move legislation increasing minimum staffing levels in Connecticut nursing homes from 1.9 hours per patient to 2.3 hours per patient for a vote in the General Assembly.

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Elderly Tax Relief Program Open In February

February 5, 2019

Beginning in February, elderly taxpayers may apply for tax relief by filing an application with the Town Assessor. 

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