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Lamont Details Promised Income Tax Cut

Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday detailed a long-promised reduction in Connecticut income tax rates. The proposal is targeted at middle class families, but would help reduce income taxes for 63% of state taxpayers and virtually eliminate income taxes for households that qualify for the earned income tax credit.

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OP-ED |  Schools Should Press the ‘Pause Button’ on ChatGPT

Opinion writer Barth Keck says CNET’s announcement last week that it would suspend its use of artificial intelligence to write news stories – because of “substantial” errors – is a good example of the digital era’s shortcomings. Artificial intelligence is only as good as the data upon which it is built.

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New Face, Same Mission

The new head of the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority wants to make sure applying for benefits is as easy as possible.  Erin Choquette, who was named director of the authority last month, is not new to the agency. She was previously the authority’s general counsel and chief operating officer. And she plans on continuing the…

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Podcast | Griswold’s New Senior Center

The Connecticut East Podcast visits the new senior center in the town of Griswold. The facility came in around $1.5 million over budget, but the voters continued with the project. Brian Scott-Smith takes a look at out how it turned out and what it will offer the local community.

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Podcast: Americans Are Lonely. That Has Political Consequences

Americans are spending more and more time alone, and more than a third reported experiencing “serious loneliness” in 2021. The director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development – the longest study of human life ever conducted – concluded in a new book that close personal relationships are the “one crucial factor [that] stands out for the consistency and power of its ties to physical…

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Lawmakers Debut Debate Over Human Composting As Burial Option

Since 2015, cremation has become the most popular method of burial, but lawmakers at the state Capitol are exploring whether terramation, or human composting, would be a more environmentally friendly method.  Rep. Amy Morrin-Bello, D-Wethersfield, who proposed the legislation said that it takes three hours to cremate a body and it releases almost 500 pounds…

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