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April 26, 2017

Malloy Invites Lawmakers To Budget Table

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2017 3:14pm

josalee thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Wednesday in a letter to legislative leaders that revenue projections are eroding and it’s time to start budget negotiations.

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Looney Continues To Be Optimistic About Revenue Package

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2017 12:56pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— One day after bipartisan budget discussions ended in finger pointing, one Democratic leader is holding out some hope that the legislature will approve at the very least a revenue package.

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Good Government Group Grades The Fiscal Transparency of Special Districts

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2017 6:39am

Report cover HARTFORD, CT — They’re outside the traditional forms of local or state government, but so-called special districts spend more than $200 billion annually.

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April 25, 2017

Working Families Party Wins Hartford Seat; GOP Holds Onto One In Watertown

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 10:26pm

Courtesy of the WFP Facebook page HARTFORD, CT — Joshua Hall won a three-way special election Tuesday, making him the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House of Representatives.

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Spending Committee Fails To Approve Spending Plan

by Christine Stuart | April 25, 2017 4:46pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — After spending most of the day behind closed doors the Appropriations Committee declined to vote on a two-year, $41 billion spending package Tuesday.

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Sales Tax Proposal Pits Municipalities Against Nonprofits

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 2:16pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest organization of local leaders came out in support of a plan Wednesday to raise the state’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.99 percent as long as the increased hundreds of millions generated would be sent back to the municipalities.

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Democratic Budget Proposal Increases Bottom Line, Eliminates Teacher Pension Shift

by Christine Stuart | April 25, 2017 10:34am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 11:47 a.m.) The Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee would increase spending by about $200 million each year over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal, but it would spare municipalities the burden of picking up the $400 million in teacher retirement costs.

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Public Will Weigh In On Revenue Options; Appropriations Schedules Vote On Budget

by Christine Stuart | April 25, 2017 5:28am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on several tax increases Tuesday. And after a day of speculation about whether they could pull it off, the Appropriations Committee has scheduled a vote on a spending package.

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VOTE! Special Elections In Three Communities Today

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 1:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Voters in Hartford, Watertown, and parts of Woodbury will go to the polls in a special election Tuesday to fill state House seats vacated by politicians who won seats in the state Senate in February.

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April 24, 2017

Underperforming Income Tax Receipts Complicate Budget Picture

by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2017 3:18pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan is counting income tax receipts and “we’re still light.”

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