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September 7, 2017

House Democrats Remain Determined To Vote On Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — House Democratic leaders said Wednesday that they plan to hold a vote next week on a two-year budget regardless of whether they have a deal.

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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Through Challenging Times, Connecticut Teachers Teach - Always

by Barth Keck | September 1, 2017 5:30am

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The new school year has just begun. As a teacher, I’ve seen many beginnings to school years — 27, to be exact — but I can’t remember a more volatile environment at the start.

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August 30, 2017

Experts: Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Hurt Housing Market

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2017 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut economist and a real estate agent say Connecticut’s budget stalemate — and the proposals being put forth to resolve the budget deficit — would hurt the housing market.

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August 28, 2017

Moody’s Says Revised Executive Order Is ‘Credit Negative’ For Cities and Towns

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2017 1:14pm

Courtesy of Moody's Investor Services HARTFORD, CT— A Wall Street rating agency says Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised executive order that would reduce municipal aid is “credit negative for Connecticut local governments.”

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August 18, 2017

Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 1:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

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August 17, 2017

Lawmakers On Track To Make This The Longest Budget Debate In History

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With summer vacations ongoing and no final product to debate, House Democratic legislative leaders told their members to keep the week of September 11 open for a possible budget vote.

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August 11, 2017

Municipal Lobby Says Meeting Should Not Be Mistaken As Support

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2017 10:05pm

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Relief from expensive unfunded mandates and its relationship with labor unions were just some of the topics discussed by the governor and the heads of two municipal lobbies Friday.

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August 8, 2017

Democrats Get Closer To Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Republican legislative leaders are meeting with House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz today, but the reason for the meeting is unclear.

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August 3, 2017

Malloy Signals Deeper Cuts To Municipalities, But Speaker Pushes Back

by Christine Stuart | August 3, 2017 1:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is headed to Aspen, Colorado for a Democratic Governors Association meeting, but before leaving he sent a letter possibly hoping to nudge Democratic legislators looking to spare municipalities from the budget ax.

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July 28, 2017

Budget Stalemate Begins To Take Its Toll

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2017 1:02pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Thursday that if the Senate votes against the labor agreement “then we’ll never have a budget.”

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