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June 30, 2016

Barnes Withholds $130M From State Agencies

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2016 3:29pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes is using the authority granted to him as part of the 2017 budget to withhold funding from various state agencies.

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June 29, 2016

Deaf Community Rallies to Decry Interpreter Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 9:09pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie The deaf community wanted to make sure their voices were heard Wednesday when they rallied outside a state office building in Hartford in support of 35 state interpreters who were laid off this week.

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Fate of the Old State House Is Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo By the end of today the Old State House on Main Street in Hartford will close its doors to the public.

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June 27, 2016

Connecticut’s Interstates Among Most Congested In Country

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 12:02pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s highways are among the busiest and most congested in the nation, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation organization.

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June 23, 2016

Layoffs Continue At Slow Pace

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 10:00am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office said Wednesday that it has eliminated 724 positions from executive branch agencies. That’s about 12 more than were announced earlier this month.

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June 22, 2016

Judicial Branch Declines New Haven’s Offer To Keep Detention Center Open

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 4:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s Judicial Branch has declined an offer from the city of New Haven to pay for the judicial marshals currently staffing New Haven’s detention facility.

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June 21, 2016

DMV Will Start Sending Out Late Fee Notices for Overdue Emissions

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 12:05pm

The Department of Motor Vehicles will start sending out late fee notices this week to customers with overdue emissions tests.

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June 20, 2016

Revenue Continues to Fall As State Looks To Rainy Day Fund

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 1:56pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s budget deficit has grown to $315.8 million and the state will have to use more of the Rainy Day Fund than expected to cover the shortfall in this year’s budget.

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June 16, 2016

Tax Attorneys Skeptical of Election Year Budget

by Cara Rosner | June 16, 2016 10:40am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut businesses were spared from “sweeping” tax increases in the latest state budget, but should expect to see tax hikes at the municipal level, according to tax attorneys.

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June 15, 2016

Barnes Warns of Criticism As State Agencies Implement Spending Cuts

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A few weeks before the 2017 state budget goes into effect, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy administration budget director Ben Barnes is warning state agencies to expect steep reductions in discretionary spending for the next two years.

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