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  • Gov. Dannel Malloy Offers Plan To Ease Connecticut Tax Burden

    02/05/2018 5:14:16 PM PST · by Pontiac · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Joseph De Avila
    Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday proposed legislation to help Connecticut residents make up for $10 billion in lost federal tax deductions under the recent tax overhaul.His plan aims to assist Connecticut homeowners who face higher federal tax bills because the new law caps state and local tax deductions at $10,000 a year. To get around that cap, Mr. Malloy’s proposal would give towns authority to form charitable organizations that residents can contribute to in exchange for property tax credits.Charitable contributions kept their full deductibility under the tax overhaul.The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut also said in January...
  • Clintons’ ‘Mr. Fixer,’ ally Sidney Blumenthal emerge on list of Russia collusion figures

    02/05/2018 9:24:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A shadowy figure tied to the Clintons has suddenly emerged in the Trump-Russia collusion saga.His name is Cody Shearer, dubbed “Mr. Fixer” for Bill and Hillary Clinton and a workmate of fierce Clinton defender Sidney Blumenthal.Last week, his name surfaced in a letter to the Democratic National Committee from Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. The letter listed nearly 40 names and entities. The two senators asked the DNC to disclose any communications with them from March 2016 to January 2017. The list included the well-known...
  • Eagles, Foles rally to stun Patriots in Super Bowl LII

    02/04/2018 7:55:16 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    This time, the New England Patriots were the victims of a Super Bowl comeback. MVP Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and caught another as the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday night to win the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
  • So folks, what did you do instead of watch the Super Bowl?

    02/04/2018 8:16:37 PM PST · by House Atreides · 196 replies
    So what did you do? If you had a moment of weakness and watched the game, you can also confess here. My family? We ordered Out Back takeout and relaxed at home. Since we have never watched “Ash Versus Evil Dead” we started binge watching Season 1. It’s a hoot and the actor (Bruce Campbell) who plays the lead character bears an uncanny resemblance to Mitt Romney.
  • NFL player killed by drunk driver on ICE detainer

    02/04/2018 6:49:54 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 69 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2018
    Early this morning, Indiana Colts player Edwin Jackson was struck & killed by a suspected drunk driver who was unlicensed & ran from scene. Inmate booking records show the driver, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is from Mexico w/an ICE detainer on him. h/t @JTTriguero
  • No players kneel during national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2018 6:50:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/04/18 | BRANDON CONRADIS
    No players knelt or sat during the national anthem as the Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Pop singer Pink performed a rendition of the song as players for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles stood on the sidelines.
  • What Melania Wore To Watch The Super Bowl Will Show You Where Her Allegiance Truly Lies

    02/04/2018 7:20:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 02/04/2018
    President Trump and the first lady celebrated the Super Bowl at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. To kick off the celebration, Trump and Melania watched the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band and cheerleaders perform patriotic songs in front of the club. Trump, who is a big fan of the New England Patriots, wore a black suit and red tie. Melania was not so subtle. The first lady made sure to show who she was rooting for by wearing Patriots colors. Melania was wearing the red, white and blue of the Patriots as she watched the performance.
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • Will Tax Law Cause a Flood of Wealthy to Relocate from High-Tax Blue States?

    02/04/2018 4:59:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    By now you probably know that the 2017 Tax Act significantly limited the deduction of state and local taxes against your federal income. For most Americans -- particularly ones in low-tax states or states with no income taxes -- these new rules will have little effect on your life. For high-income individuals in high-tax states, they will suffer dearly from this policy. There has been speculation of how many will relocate. How bad will the impact be to the states they are leaving? That is another question. We do not know how many people will leave states like New York,...
  • The Hill- MSNBC analyst to Dem rep: Has Nunes been compromised by the Russians?

    01/30/2018 9:25:42 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-30-2017 | Joe Concha
    NBC News and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann on Tuesday asked Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) if he thought House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) had "been compromised by the Russians." The question comes following a Monday vote in the House Intelligence Committee to make a controversial Republican-crafted memo public. The memo purports to show bias within the FBI and the Department of Justice. "Congressman, I’m going to ask you a question I asked Sen. [Chris] Murphy (D-Conn.) a little earlier. It’s an impolitic question and one that would have seemed absurd in almost any other circumstance," said Heilemann,...
  • The moron trifecta - Malloy, Cuomo, Murphy sue Trump over tax cuts (Semi-Vanity)

    01/27/2018 11:14:54 AM PST · by ModernDayCato · 9 replies
    Various ^ | 01/27/2018 | ModernDayCato
    Another morning I almost spit out my coffee from laughing. Let me see if I have this straight. The three moron, liberal, tax and spend and kick the can down the road Governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey are filing suit against the federal government because they say limiting their taxpayers' ability to deduct the outrageously high income taxes in their states is unfair, which has to be unconstitutional. First off, when one of these idiots screams that something is "unfair," put your hand on your wallet. Of course, the unfairness isn't in the fact that they are...
  • High Taxes Produce a Moving Experience

    01/25/2018 5:56:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states. Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to accumulate and sound the same attention must be paid. Two friends of mine, who are longtime California residents, recently decided to move from that highly taxed state to states with lower taxes. As much as they love California, they tell me, they can no longer afford to live there. United Van Lines' National Movers Study has for...
  • Cuomo announces East Coast states will sue feds in new bid to thwart tax law

    01/26/2018 12:39:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/18 | Adam Shaw
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that a coalition of East Coast states will sue the federal government over the Trump-signed tax overhaul, in the latest bid to undermine the law that Republicans have cheered. The states -- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- appear to be taking aim at a provision that limits residents' state and local tax deduction (SALT) to $10,000. While the law contains sweeping tax rate cuts for businesses and individuals, taxpayers in high-tax states like those in the Northeast are expected to take a hit from the SALT change. Cuomo called it...
  • Pastor Who Confronted Police After Arrest in East Haven Church Resigns

    01/26/2018 1:30:48 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 33 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 1/26/2018 | nbcconnecticut.com
    An East Haven pastor who confronted police officers after they went into her church to arrest a suspect in a violent case of domestic violence has resigned. The pastor, Rev. Care Goodstal Spinks, confronted police officers outside Old Stone Church after they arrested 34-year-old Ryan Champlin. Police said Champlin went to the church Tuesday after assaulting his 59-year-old mother following an argument about him not paying to live at their residence. When Champlin’s mother tried to call 911, her son pushed her to the ground, police said. Champlin's mother locked herself in her bedroom, but her son kicked the door...
  • East Haven Cops Have Public's Support in Church/Pastor Flap (Moonbat UCC pastor)

    01/25/2018 5:02:41 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 17 replies
    East Haven (CT) Patch ^ | January 25, 2018 | Jack Kramer
    The East Haven Police on Wednesday released a video of the Pastor confronting officers and trying to block them from taking an accused violent offender, who hid inside the church, back to police headquarters for processing. Police said the Pastor was "extremely irate" that police officers entered her church to search for a violent fugitive who had just attacked his mother repeatedly with a telephone in their home Tuesday. The Pastor physically attempted to stop police officers from leaving with the accused including jumping in front of the police car, police said. The Pastor demanded that police release the accused...
  • PD: Customer with gun chases away armed robbers in Milford restaurant

    01/22/2018 11:28:25 AM PST · by Puppage · 41 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 1/22/2018 | Alex Ceneviva
    MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Two New Haven men were arrested Friday after allegedly robbing a Milford restaurant at gunpoint before being chased away by an armed customer. Police say 21-year-old Royshon Ferguson and 22-year-old Gregory McLaurin were arrested after an armed robbery was reported at the Smashburger, at 1590 Boston Post Road. According to police, Ferguson and McLaurin entered the restaurant armed with a .22 caliber handgun and ordered all workers and customers into the kitchen. While in the kitchen, McLaurin allegedly told the manager to open the safe or he would shoot her in the head. The manager then opened...
  • An independent and Democrats say tolls are necessary

    01/22/2018 11:11:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | January 19, 2018 | Mark Pazniokas
    Southington — Oz Griebel, a petitioning candidate for governor who once led the state Transportation Strategy Board, told an audience of construction executives and union members Friday that Connecticut must embrace electronic tolling and higher gasoline taxes to preserve and improve its transportation infrastructure.At a transportation forum for Democratic and unaffiliated candidates, Griebel offered the broadest prescription for how to stabilize and grow a special transportation fund now projected to hit insolvency by 2022, leaving the state unable to borrow money to address a growing backlog of transportation needs.Many of the Democrats, unlike the Republican field at a similar event...
  • Supreme Court to Consider Internet Sales Tax Collection

    01/14/2018 11:34:10 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2018 | Brent Kendall and Richard Rubin
    The Supreme Court on Friday said it would consider whether states can broadly require online retailers to collect sales taxes even if they lack a physical presence in the state, taking a case that could have a major impact on online commerce. The justices on Friday took up that call, explicitly agreeing to consider whether the earlier high-court precedent should be overruled. “My bet is that they are looking at it to overturn,” said Edward Zelinsky, a tax-law professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law. The alternative, he said, would be to point to this issue as an example...
  • NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

    01/10/2018 7:33:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2018 9:38 PM EST
    New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. The insurance giant announced in June that it would move its headquarters to New York City beginning in late 2018 after nearly two centuries in Hartford, Connecticut. But those plans were put on hold after CVS Health Corp. said in December that it was buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that would help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client. At that time, Aetna said all of its locations would be...
  • The media is missing the Republican takeover in New England

    10/04/2017 10:01:14 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2017 | Salena Zito
    On Sept. 19, Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett tweeted that he suddenly “[Remembers Vermont has a Republican governor].” His tweet prompted Seung Min Kim, a fellow Politico reporter who covers the US Senate, to reply that she “[Learns Vermont has a Republican governor].” That, in turn, instigated a response by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Byron Tau: “[Googles the name of Vermont’s Republican governor].” To which Phil Scott, Vermont’s Republican governor, responded that he “[Is Vermont’s Republican governor].” The moment was comical but also insightful, underscoring just how little Washington’s political class knows about who holds the executive power in...