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November 13, 2017

Wall Street Says Budget Is Good for Connecticut, But Bad for UConn

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Finally having a two-year state budget in place is “credit positive” for the state of Connecticut and its municipalities, but it’s a “credit negative” for the University of Connecticut.

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October 26, 2017

Cities and Towns Exhale With Budget Vote

by Jack Kramer | October 26, 2017 2:51pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Leaders of Connecticut’s 169 towns were breathing easier Thursday after the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a $41.34 billion, two-year budget that spares huge municipal budget cuts.

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House Joins Senate In Passing Budget, Malloy Mum On Veto

by Christine Stuart | October 26, 2017 12:28pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House joined the Senate Thursday in overwhelmingly passing the two-year $41.34 billion budget by a vote of 126-23.

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Senate Praises Bipartisan Budget & Sends It To House

by Christine Stuart | October 26, 2017 1:00am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —The state Senate’s 33-3 vote Thursday morning on a $41.34 billion, two-year budget may be one of the final steps in ending an historic four-month budget stalemate.

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October 25, 2017

Legislature Poised To Adopt Bipartisan Budget

by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders who worked to put this budget deal together without Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the room said they hope he signs it, but they’re not expecting him to do so. That means they will need to find 101 votes in the House and 24 in the Senate.

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October 24, 2017

Details Still Lacking As Bipartisan Deal Is Finalized

by Christine Stuart | October 24, 2017 10:33am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders might be voting as early as Wednesday on the first bipartisan budget package in a decade.

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October 23, 2017

Fourth Town Joins CEA Lawsuit

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2017 11:07am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT —The Connecticut Education Association added another plaintiff Friday to its lawsuit against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his executive order which eliminates education funding for 85 communities and reduces it for another 54.

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October 16, 2017

Malloy Releases New Budget; Lawmakers Continue To Meet

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2017 9:32am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:59 p.m.) While he waits for legislative leaders to strike a seemingly unattainable bipartisan deal on a two-year state budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released his fourth budget proposal Monday.

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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | October 13, 2017 4:30am

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The ongoing state budget mess in Hartford has implications beyond the fiscal fallout at the state level. As my colleague Terry Cowgill outlined last week, the future could be bleak for many of Connecticut’s towns if the state ends up foisting drastic changes upon Connecticut’s public schools.

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October 11, 2017

CEA and Three Communities Challenge Malloy’s Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | October 11, 2017 4:45pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest teachers union and three communities filed an injunction in superior court Wednesday hoping to prevent reductions in education funding they say will put “children’s futures at risk.”

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