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April 2017

Friday April 28, 2017  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers Gretchen Swanson and Mike Merli.)

In tonight’s news: Connecticut’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee finds support for no tax increases; Attorney General Jeff Sessions is met with protests on Long Island; and, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launches a new anti-crime task force.

After a week of debate and what looks like a $4.7 billion budget deficit, it took less than ten minutes for Democrats and Republicans to agree yesterday on a revenue package.

The modest revenue package doesn’t include any broad based tax increases, but it does increase marriage licenses from $30 to $50, reduce the earned income tax credit for the working poor, allow the Department of Revenue Services to waive penalties and interest payments for tax delinquents to increase collections by $60 million, and eliminate the film production tax credit for $4 million. It also reduces taxes in some areas. For…