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October 31, 2017

State Treasurer Candidates Tout Newcomer Status

by Christine Stuart | October 31, 2017 4:30am

Courtesy of the campaign HARTFORD, CT — Keeping with what seems to be a theme for 2018 of candidates who have never sought elected office, a Hartford attorney and a former chief investment officer are throwing their hats in the ring for state treasurer.

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October 26, 2017

Cities and Towns Exhale With Budget Vote

by Jack Kramer | October 26, 2017 2:51pm

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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Senate Praises Bipartisan Budget & Sends It To House

by Christine Stuart | October 26, 2017 1:00am

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 | October 25, 2017 4:30am

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

Senator Compares Budget Process To Tooth Abscess

by Christine Stuart | October 24, 2017 4:20pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle believe they have enough votes to pass a two-year budget package that they negotiated without Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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October 23, 2017

Nappier, Malloy Offer Lawmakers Some Caution On Budget

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2017 4:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — As they wait for legislative leaders to finish drafting a bipartisan budget proposal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and State Treasurer Denise Nappier are issuing some words of caution.

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October 19, 2017

Compromise Budget Would Eliminate Car Tax, Increase Teacher Pension Contributions

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 2:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic and Republican legislative leaders in the House briefed rank-and-file lawmakers on the tentative compromise budget deal Thursday and emerged confident they can still pass a budget, even if they haven’t finalized it yet.

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October 17, 2017

Malloy Releases Analysis of Overtime Calculations, Says GOP Budget Overstates Savings

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2017 3:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated Wednesday 10:20 a.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t in the room with legislative leaders negotiating a budget, but he’s trying to anticipate and steer some of that discussion from the outside.

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October 16, 2017

Malloy Releases New Budget; Lawmakers Continue To Meet

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2017 9:32am

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

Wall Street Sends Connecticut A Warning

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2017 9:02pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Without a budget for 105 days, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings sent the state a message Friday when it downgraded its outlook for Connecticut’s general obligation bonds to “negative.”

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