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February 20, 2017

Labor Unions Unite Against Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 3:30pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Under attack for decades of bad decisions regarding their pensions, Connecticut’s labor unions are uniting to fight back against a bill that would exempt retirement benefits from collective bargaining.

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February 10, 2017

OP-ED | Groundhog Day: Budget Edition

by Susan Bigelow | February 10, 2017 9:00am

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Guess what? Your property taxes are going up — probably by a lot!

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Dizzying Budget Storm Targets Towns

by Terry Cowgill | February 10, 2017 5:30am

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As I write this on Thursday morning, an awesome white cloud is swirling around the mountains and valleys of the Northwest Corner. The ivory blitz is proceeding at a pace so blinding that I can scarcely track the inches of accumulation. Come to think of it, that’s an apt metaphor for the dizzying array of budgetary pronouncements that have come out of the Malloy administration just in the last 10 days or so.

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February 8, 2017

Officials Brace Themselves For Budget Cuts

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

ctnewsjunkie file photo Lawmakers and local elected officials are bracing for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address and what’s expected to be hefty cuts in order to balance next year’s more than $1.5 billion budget deficit.

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February 3, 2017

Malloy Proposes Shifting One Third of Teacher Retirement Costs to Towns

by Jack Kramer | February 3, 2017 1:52pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing that municipalities start covering one-third — or $407 million starting in fiscal year 2017-18 — of the teacher retirement costs in the state of Connecticut.

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February 1, 2017

Abandoned by Republicans, Democrats Get Pension Agreement Over The Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2017 4:19pm

CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT—Republican legislative leaders added a lot of uncertainty to the fate of a deal to restructure the financing of state employee pensions Wednesday when they released their own plan mid-afternoon.

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Governor, Republican Leader Exchange Letters On Pension Deal

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT—Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Senate Republican President Len Fasano, R-North Haven, Tuesday that he won’t be withdrawing a proposal to restructure the state employee pension system.

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January 25, 2017

Municipal Leaders Try To Write Their Own Destiny

by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2017 3:17pm

Christine Stuart photo WETHERSFIELD, CT — In anticipation of what Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has telegraphed will likely be reductions in state funding for municipalities, local elected leaders came up with their own proposals to increase taxes and reduce unfunded state mandates.

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January 24, 2017

Appropriations Forwards Pension Deal To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | January 24, 2017 4:23pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie The Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a deal to level the pension payments to the State Employees Retirement System.

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January 22, 2017

OP-ED | The 401(k) Failure Is An Inconvenient Truth

by Sal Luciano | January 22, 2017 10:00pm

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Once upon a time, there was retirement security . . .

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