2022 Legislative Recap

The Connecticut legislature and Governor Ned Lamont agreed on a biennial $24.2 billion state budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The budget cuts taxes by $600 million and dedicates money to initiatives including mental health care, property tax relief and an extended consumer gas tax hold until December. (more…)

Employees, Community Remain Essential To LaBonne’s Markets

From butchers to business owners, LaBonne’s Markets in Connecticut is six generations strong. A timeline on its website marks the milestones: George LaBonne had a small market and delivered on his horse and buggy in 1900; his son, George Jr., also a butcher, worked with his father until the 1920s when he, his wife and their nine ­children moved to Moosup, in eastern Connecticut. George began working for The Fulton Markets in Watertown.


Lamont and Legislative Leaders Agree on Gas-Tax Holiday

Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative leaders agreed in principle on a sales-tax holiday, free CT Transit bus service for a month and a suspension of the state’s 25-cent-a-gallon retail tax on gasoline until June 30. If passed by the legislature, the state would forgo about $100 million in revenue, providing some relief to taxpayers and election-year talking points to politicians as inflation hits the highest point since the midterm elections of 1982.