April 24, 2017
by Jack Kramer | April 24, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — A controversial plan to transition group homes from being run by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to private nonprofit providers has been shelved — for now.
April 22, 2017
by Sarah Darer Littman | April 22, 2017 9:00am
Despite a recent fundraiser for his 2019 mayoral campaign, last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced that he was seeking a declaratory ruling from the State Election Enforcement Commission as to whether he should be allowed to participate in the Citizen’s Election Program, despite having been convicted on felony charges prior to the legislation being enacted. The SEEC has directed staff to have a proposed declaratory ruling for its next meeting on June 21. If approved, it will then be posted and open for comment.
In a gubernatorial race that already has the makings of a three-ring circus, news that Ganim is looking to run for an unspecified state office would give P.T. Barnum pause.
But it also raises an interesting question: how will Democratic gubernatorial candidates deal with the Ganim conundrum?
April 21, 2017
by Jack Kramer | April 21, 2017 12:00pm
by Susan Bigelow | April 21, 2017 10:00am
The tax man cometh, and now we all wait for the state’s revenue totals. Welcome to what has become a grim tradition during budget season, when, if the last few years are any indication, we find out that we have even less money than we thought.
by Terry Cowgill | April 21, 2017 5:30am
In an effort to fill a projected yawning gap in the upcoming biennial budget, lawmakers in Hartford continue to consider a wide variety of revenue enhancement options. In my last column, we explored the proposed plastic-bag tax.
by Jack Kramer | April 21, 2017 5:30am
April 20, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 2:39pm
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s not using the threat of layoffs as “leverage” to get the state employee unions to agree to $1.56 billion in concessions over the next two years, but under the law he has to start giving employees notices.
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 1:38pm
HARTFORD, CT — David Wilkinson, who most recently served as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation under President Barack Obama, isn’t concerned about taking a job that might only last 21 months.
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 11:56am
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is expected to wrap up its work next week, but until then it seems to be pursuing every revenue generating idea it can to close the two year $3.6 billion budget deficit.