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April 28, 2017

Congress Gives Itself Another Week To Finish A Budget

by Peter Urban | April 28, 2017 2:30pm

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — With the threat of a government shutdown looming, Congress on Friday gave itself a one-week extension on completing a budget for the fiscal year that began last October.

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Malloy Will Revise Budget Proposal To Reflect Drop In Revenue

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2017 2:03pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he will revise his budget proposal as soon as the new revenue numbers are approved next week.

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Ganim To Explore Gubernatorial Bid

by Jack Kramer | April 28, 2017 1:36pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim announced Friday he is forming an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2018.

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OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | April 28, 2017 10:00am

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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Tax Committee Finds Support For No Tax Increases

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2017 6:45am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — After a week of partisan bickering and what looks like a two-year $4.7 billion budget deficit, it took less than 10 minutes for Democrats and Republicans to agree Thursday on a revenue package.

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OP-ED | Standardized Test Data Still Too ‘Squishy’ for Teacher Evaluations

by Barth Keck | April 28, 2017 5:30am

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When the State Board of Education voted earlier this month to remove standardized test scores from teacher evaluations, reaction was mixed.

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April 27, 2017

OP-ED | Rebuilding the Democratic Party Means More Inclusive Message

by Joshua H. Sandman | April 27, 2017 10:00pm

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The Democratic Party had been the traditional home base of the working and middle classes. Over the years, the party substantially backed away from reflecting the concerns of these working and middle class citizens.

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Budget Chief Orders Hiring Freeze As Income Tax Receipts Plummet

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2017 9:35pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes is not sugarcoating a $450 million drop in income tax receipts.

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Republican Budget Is Out of Balance Before It’s Even Released

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2017 3:11pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Republican legislative leaders, who refused to sign onto a spending plan earlier this week, presented their own two-year budget Thursday. But it was out of balance before the press conference even started.

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Lembo Shaves His Beard, Announces Exploratory Bid For Governor

by Jack Kramer | April 27, 2017 12:06pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NORTH HAVEN, CT — Ending months of speculation, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Thursday he is forming an exploratory committee to run for governor.

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