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April 20, 2017

Malloy Readies 1,100 Layoff Notices

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 2:39pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s not using the threat of layoffs as “leverage” to get the state employee unions to agree to $1.56 billion in concessions over the next two years, but under the law he has to start giving employees notices.

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April 18, 2017

Education, Municipal Officials Lobby Hard Against Teacher Pension Shift

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2017 2:36pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WEST HARTFORD, CT — The largest teacher union and the largest municipal lobbying group joined forces this week to pay for a poll to show lawmakers that shifting the cost of the teachers retirement system to cities and towns is unpopular.

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April 11, 2017

Malloy Reminds Lawmakers About Connecticut’s High Fixed Costs, Bond Rating

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 11:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reminded lawmakers Monday that at least one Wall Street credit rating agency captured the “sobering and credible view” of the budget challenges Connecticut faces.

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April 4, 2017

Public Urges Lawmakers To Adopt Spending Cap Definition

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been 25 years since the public first asked Connecticut lawmakers to adopt a constitutional spending cap.

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March 31, 2017

OP-ED | State Sticks It To Towns With Pension Payment Proposal

by Barth Keck | March 31, 2017 5:30am

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The latest education news reminds me of my second year teaching when the citizens of Haddam and Killingworth were engaged in the annual school budget drama.

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March 30, 2017

Supreme Court To Decide Fate of East Haven Mayor’s Income

by Jack Kramer | March 30, 2017 3:00pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — The mayor of East Haven is the victim of politics or attempting to scam the system by being a double-dipper. Those were the two different stories the state Supreme Court heard Thursday.

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March 29, 2017

House Leader Ponders Phasing In Shift In Teacher Pension Costs To Municipalities

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2017 2:00pm

ctnewsjunkie photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said he hasn’t ruled out Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to shift one-third of the teacher pension costs to cities and towns.

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March 24, 2017

Emotional, Politically Charged Conversation On Labor Rights

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 2:18pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State employees and their brothers and sisters in labor gathered at the Legislative Office Building to let lawmakers know they are not interested in giving up their collective bargaining rights.

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March 21, 2017

Malloy Underlines His Priorities

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy invited reporters to his state Capitol office Tuesday to reiterate his goals for the legislative session and future budget negotiations.

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March 9, 2017

Local Elected Officials Tell Lawmakers To Take Teacher Pension Shift Off the Table

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 1:07pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A group of local elected officials said Thursday that it is illegal for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to shift about a third of the state’s contributions to the Teacher’s Retirement System to cities and towns.

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