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April 20, 2018

Republicans, Democrats Get Ready To Argue Over April Income Tax Receipts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The bean counters at the state Capitol are telling lawmakers that income tax revenues are coming in 46 percent better than initially projected, but it’s unlikely the two parties will agree on exactly what to do with it.

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November 13, 2017

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

by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Education | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Wall Street | Mansfield-Storrs

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 | Oct 26, 2017 3:51pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions

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 | Oct 26, 2017 1:28pm
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 26, 2017 2:00am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 25, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 24, 2017 11:33am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 23, 2017 12:07pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Brooklyn | Plainfield | Stratford | Torrington

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 | Oct 16, 2017 10:32am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 13, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Brooklyn | Haddam | Killingworth | Plainfield | Torrington

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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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