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June 4, 2017

House Sends Municipal Relief Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | June 4, 2017 5:29pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Acknowledging they won’t have the state budget resolved by June 7, the House took the first step Saturday to help municipalities deal with the uncertainty about how much state aid they will receive when a budget is finally adopted.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2017 11:29am

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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March 31, 2017

OP-ED | State Sticks It To Towns With Pension Payment Proposal

by Barth Keck | March 31, 2017 5:30am

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The latest education news reminds me of my second year teaching when the citizens of Haddam and Killingworth were engaged in the annual school budget drama.

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March 21, 2017

Malloy Underlines His Priorities

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy invited reporters to his state Capitol office Tuesday to reiterate his goals for the legislative session and future budget negotiations.

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March 8, 2017

OP-ED | For My Son? Let’s Give Him Every Possible Opportunity to Succeed

by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm

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As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.

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Senate Democrats Unable To Get Municipal Relief Vote Over Finish Line

by Jack Kramer | March 8, 2017 6:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Senate Democratic lawmakers Wednesday failed to get their Republican colleagues to go along with legislation that would have allowed municipalities more time to put their budgets together.

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February 10, 2017

OP-ED | Governor, It’s Time to Stop Dropping Bombs and Start Constructive Conversations

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 10, 2017 1:00pm

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This week, Betsy DeVos, despite her terrifying ignorance of the fact that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law that it will be her job to enforce, was confirmed as Secretary of Education thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence.

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Dizzying Budget Storm Targets Towns

by Terry Cowgill | February 10, 2017 6:30am

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As I write this on Thursday morning, an awesome white cloud is swirling around the mountains and valleys of the Northwest Corner. The ivory blitz is proceeding at a pace so blinding that I can scarcely track the inches of accumulation. Come to think of it, that’s an apt metaphor for the dizzying array of budgetary pronouncements that have come out of the Malloy administration just in the last 10 days or so.

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February 8, 2017

Malloy Makes Equity Argument In Favor of More Money for 31 Communities

by Jack Kramer | February 8, 2017 3:03pm

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — As promised, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled a two-year budget that takes money from Connecticut’s wealthier communities and redistributes it to less affluent cities and towns.

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Officials Brace Themselves For Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2017 6:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Lawmakers and local elected officials are bracing for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address and what’s expected to be hefty cuts in order to balance next year’s more than $1.5 billion budget deficit.

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