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July 18, 2017

Unions Ratify Labor Savings, General Assembly Up Next

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2017 10:52am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) It’s one of the largest pieces of the two-year, $40 billion state budget and it was easily ratified by the rank-and-file members of the 15 unions who are part of a bargaining coalition.

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Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

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

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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July 17, 2017

Republicans Clarify Changes They Want to Make To Labor; Unions Warn Against Them

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2017 5:29am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — In case there was any confusion, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides wrote lawmakers to make sure they understood that she wants to change the state’s relationship with labor. The changes she’s seeking would, for all intent and purpose, circumvent collective bargaining as it’s conducted today for state employees.

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June 28, 2017

Malloy Tries One More Time For Mini-Budget

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2017 5:50pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:50 p.m.) In a last ditch effort to get at least a temporary budget solution passed before the end of the fiscal year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wrote a letter to House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides asking them to pass a “mini-budget” Thursday or Friday.

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June 21, 2017

Legislative Leaders, Malloy Meet And Aim For June 29

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2017 11:46am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:15 p.m.) Legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met for about an hour Wednesday to discuss how to move forward with a two-year budget that closes a $5.1 billion deficit.

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June 20, 2017

Health Providers Tell Lawmakers To Avoid Austerity and Expand Sales Tax Base

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2017 1:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Providers of mostly health services came to the Legislative Office Building Tuesday to implore lawmakers to avoid austerity by broadening the sales tax base.

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June 16, 2017

Nonprofit Community Says Budget Delay Will Hurt Connecticut Residents

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Community Nonprofit Alliance members, who provide services to some of the state’s neediest residents, are concerned about what happens with their contracts if legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy can’t approve a budget by the end of June.

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September 28, 2016

Long-awaited Efficiency Panel Finally Formed

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It went largely unnoticed for almost a year until a reporter started asking questions about it, but the last member of the Efficiency Planning Task Force was finally appointed this week.

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September 23, 2016

Special Session Sept. 28

by Staff Report | September 23, 2016 1:48pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made it official Friday when he announced he signed a proclamation calling on the General Assembly to convene 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 for a special session to approve an economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin. 

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June 20, 2016

General Assembly Takes A Stand, Overrides 3 of 8 Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 4:39pm

Christine Stuart photo For the first time in six years, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly decided to buck the will of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — a fellow Democrat — overriding three of his eight vetoes in a special session on Monday.

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