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October 26, 2017

Senate Praises Bipartisan Budget & Sends It To House

by Christine Stuart | Oct 26, 2017 1:00am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 25, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 24, 2017 4:20pm
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 23, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | State Capitol

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 | Oct 19, 2017 2:21pm
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 17, 2017 3:59pm
Posted to: Labor | Legal | State Budget | Pensions

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 | Oct 16, 2017 9:32am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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 | Oct 13, 2017 9:02pm
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | Wall Street

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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OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | Oct 13, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Brooklyn | Haddam | Killingworth | Plainfield | Torrington

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The ongoing state budget mess in Hartford has implications beyond the fiscal fallout at the state level. As my colleague Terry Cowgill outlined last week, the future could be bleak for many of Connecticut’s towns if the state ends up foisting drastic changes upon Connecticut’s public schools.

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September 28, 2017

Teachers Again At Odds With Malloy

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Education | Labor | State Budget | Pensions

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy upset the teaching community in 2012 when he said all they had to do to achieve tenure was show up.

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