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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the New Austerity

by Susan Bigelow | February 5, 2016 10:00am

The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should be a brutal battle between the governor and state employee unions, with the legislature caught in the middle.

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February 4, 2016

Nonprofit Community Warns of Cuts To Safety Net

by Rowan Kane | February 4, 2016 3:30pm

Rowan Kane photo The private nonprofit community that takes care of Connecticut’s neediest and disabled residents said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes the “most devastating cuts we’ve ever seen.”

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February 3, 2016

Message of Change Embraced By Some, Panned By Others

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 3:44pm

Christine Stuart photo The economy has changed and Connecticut has to change, too. That was the message Gov. Dannel P. Malloy emphasized in his state of the state address Wednesday.

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Malloy Budget Plan Aims Cuts At Living And Dead

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 3:35pm

Christine Stuart photo The state is so desperate to save money that even the dead are taking a hit.

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Malloy Budget Plan Hammers State Workers

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 2:12pm

Christine Stuart photo State workers will take it on the chin under a spending plan outlined Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Malloy Seeks To Reframe Budget Debate

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 6:54am

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will use a good portion of his State of the State address Wednesday to reframe how lawmakers think about the state budget.

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Municipalities And Their Lobbyists Already Unhappy With Malloy’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Municipalities have largely been held harmless from state budget cuts for the past six fiscal years, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is no longer excluding them from the nearly $570 million in spending cuts he will announce later today.

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February 2, 2016

Malloy, Wyman To Take Budget On The Road

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 10:30am

Josalee Thrift file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be taking his state budget proposal on the road over the next few months, after a one-year hiatus from the tradition.

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February 1, 2016

Republicans Renew 13 Budget Proposals

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 7:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican legislative leaders wasted little time reminding their Democratic colleagues and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they believe they have solutions to the state’s fiscal crisis.

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Malloy Pushes For Lockbox 48 Hours Before Start of Session

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 3:38pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed confidence Monday that he would get the supermajority he needs to send a question about a constitutional lockbox for transportation funds to voters in November.

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