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September 19, 2017

Bad Things Will Happen Oct. 1, But A Cash Flow Problem Won’t Be One of Them

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 5:30am

State Treasurer's Office HARTFORD, CT — Wall Street analysts found that even though Connecticut hasn’t been able to pass a two-year budget, its cash position in the short-term is fairly healthy.

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September 18, 2017

Governor, Lawmakers Renew Call For Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2017 4:54pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reiterated his intention to veto the Republican budget passed early Saturday morning at the same time that he called on Democratic and Republican legislative leaders to set up a meeting for more negotiations.

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MGM Makes Pitch For Bridgeport Casino

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2017 11:32am

ctnewsjunkie file photo BRIDGEPORT, CT — MGM Resorts International, which was unsuccessful earlier this year convincing the General Assembly to open up the bidding process for a third casino, announced plans Monday to build a casino in Bridgeport.

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Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2017 11:00am

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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Following Budget Votes, Parties Retreat To Their Corners

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2017 5:29am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Following passage of a two-year, $40.7 billion Republican budget, both parties sought to position themselves for what looks like continued partisan gridlock.

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September 16, 2017

OP-ED | Democratic Leaders Finally Sink Their Own Ship

by Susan Bigelow | September 16, 2017 12:50pm

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Only the inept leaders of the majority party of the General Assembly could make a budget so bad that even Connecticut Democrats couldn’t support it.

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With 5 More Democrat Votes, House Forwards GOP Budget to Malloy; Veto Expected

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2017 4:00am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Feeding off momentum created by three Senate Democrats who surprised their leadership Friday by voting for the Republican budget, five House Democrats also crossed the aisle in support of the GOP plan early Saturday.

The House voted 77-73 in favor of the minority party’s two-year, $40.7 billion budget, which is expected to be vetoed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. According to the Office of Fiscal Analysis, both the Republican and Democratic budget proposals are projected to yield multi-billion dollar deficits in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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September 15, 2017

‘Gang of Three’ - Senate Dems Buck Party to Vote for GOP Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2017 5:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic leaders in the state Senate were blindsided Friday when three of their members voted in favor of the Republican budget proposal, which was offered as an amendment to the underlying Democratic budget.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | September 15, 2017 3:41pm

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Senate Breathes New Life Into Millstone Proposal

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2017 3:27pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Unwilling to allow a nuclear plant closure in Connecticut, the Senate passed legislation Friday that asks energy regulators to examine the Waterford facility and determine if it’s necessary to give them the power to bid on energy contracts.

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