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Report: CT should consider eliminating costly film tax credit

April 4, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

PLAY STORY HERE  Edwin J. Viera, Producer  Contact   Why you can trust Public News Service Thursday, April 4, 2024 A new report found Connecticut might be better off without its film industry tax credit. The Connecticut Voices for Children report showed the film industry tax credit costs the s...

Authors: Edwin J. Viera •  Source: PNS • View

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Hartford Public Schools relaunch day care for teen parents

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — After a three-year hiatus due to lack of funding, a day care is making a comeback for teen parents. Named “Little Owls,” the day care program was officially reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hartford High School. “A childcare opportunity...

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Leaders now say they can fix CT budget without adding big dollars

April 2, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

The next state budget picture grew murky Tuesday after top legislative leaders announced majority Democrats would not formally adjust the preliminary $26 billion plan for the upcoming fiscal year. House Speaker Matt Ritter and Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney said legislators still would in...

Authors: Keith M. Phaneuf •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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Proposed bill would phase out car taxes in Connecticut

April 1, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Lawmakers are once again considering eliminating the car tax, this time with a five-year plan to phase it out. The bill would also allow municipalities to tax a higher portion of real estate and commercial properties to make up for the $1 billion in revenue lost. “Basically fr...

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With CT school suspensions and expulsions rising, bill aims to help

The proposed bill strips out the language describing some of the youngest learners as ‘violent’ or ‘sexual in nature’ In the 2022-23 school year, student expulsions in Connecticut increased by over 31% compared to the 2018-19 pre-pandemic year. Out-of-school suspensions increased by 14.4% st...

Authors: Jessika Harkay •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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Legislature Considers Ending Film and TV Tax Credit

March 21, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

by Jamil RaglandMarch 21, 2024, 12:00 pm HARTFORD, CT – The debate regarding the effectiveness of Connecticut’s tax credits to attract film and television productions hit the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Thursday. A bill was proposed this legislative session to eliminate the state...

Authors: Jamil Ragland •  Source: CT News Junkie • View

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Is CT’s film and TV tax credit program in its final season?

March 20, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

Amid budget constraints, ending the credits draws support across parties, but ESPN, NBC, actors push back. by Erica E. Phillips March 20, 2024 @ 4:46 pm A bill proposing to end Connecticut’s film tax credit program has received support across the ideological and political spectrum, but compan...

Authors: Erica E. Phillips •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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CT Voices for Children urge lawmakers to end film tax credit

March 20, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

PLAY NEWS CLIP HERE Connecticut’s tax credits for the film industry could soon be on the cutting room floor. On Wednesday, groups like CT Voices for Children told state lawmakers that the money should go to parents instead, in the form of a new child tax credit. Connecticut gave filmmakers $11...

Authors: News 12 Staff •  Source: News 12 Connecticut • View

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Lawmakers hear from public about bills to tackle street takeovers, eliminate film tax credit

March 20, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

A range of bills was discussed at the public hearing, from cracking down on street takeovers to possibly eliminating the state’s film tax credit. WATCH NEWS CLIP HERE HARTFORD, Conn. — Lawmakers at the State Capitol heard from the public Wednesday about a range of bills on issues including stre...

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Report: State tax system leaves CT residents struggling

March 18, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics

Play Monday, March 18, 2024 A new report brands Connecticut’s tax system as “regressive” for low- to middle-income residents and uses a report from the state to make its point. The Connecticut Voices for Children report reviewed the state’s Tax Incidence Study, in which on...

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