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May 24, 2017

Union Leaders Begin Selling Labor Deal to Members

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 2:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A day after a deal was struck between the governor and labor leaders that would save Connecticut $1.5 billion over the next two fiscal years, state workers were at the capitol Wednesday to show support for it.

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Tentative Union Framework Approved By Coalition Leadership, Malloy

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:05am

Screengrab of A&R website HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a coalition representing the state labor unions announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday that they had agreed to reopen the contract currently governing health and pension benefits for state employees.

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May 23, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers Breathe Sigh of Relief At Prospect of Union Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 2:11pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers were breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday after word that state employees were close to inking a concession deal with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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May 22, 2017

Union Framework Released, But No Final Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are close to reaching a five-year deal that would freeze wages over the next three years, require employees to contribute more to their pension and healthcare benefits, and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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Union Negotiations Resume Later This Week

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Republican legislative leaders Friday that he won’t be able to get more from the labor unions than what he had asked for back in February.

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May 18, 2017

Another Day Another Wall Street Rating Agency Downgrade

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 10:00am

shutterstock It’s been sort of a streak. Three Wall Street rating agencies have downgraded Connecticut’s creditworthiness in the last five days.

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Budget Negotiations Begin, But There’s No Labor Agreement Yet

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s taking Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his staff some time to digest three new budget proposals, two from Republicans and one from Democrats.

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May 15, 2017

113 Layoff Notices Announced

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 5:05pm

Courtesy of OPM HARTFORD, CT — Only 113 state employees have received layoff notices, according to an accounting by the Office of Policy and Management.

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Labor Negotiations Reach A Critical Point As Layoff Notices Go Out

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has tried mightily not to negotiate with Connecticut’s labor unions through the news media.

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May 8, 2017

Lawmakers Engage On Fiscal Crisis

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

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Spending cuts will be difficult, but increasing income taxes on the wealthy hasn’t returned the amount of money the state anticipated, Sen. Cathy Osten told a group of about 15 people Sunday.

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