December 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 4:04pm
Municipal leaders are gearing up for a fight over how often they clean their storm drains and catch basins and track illicit discharges that end up polluting Connecticut’s rivers and streams.
by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 10:31am
CROMWELL — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried his best to put a contentious re-election campaign behind him Tuesday as he addressed the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.
December 5, 2014
by Suzanne Bates | December 5, 2014 12:24am
For years union leaders agreed to underfund the state’s public pension funds in exchange for perks offered up by whoever the governor was at the time — whether the perks were increased pay, greater job security, or an early retirement scheme.
December 4, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 1:57pm
December 3, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 4:42pm
Families of children with developmental disabilities are lobbying lawmakers this year to close six state-run institutions where more than 500 individuals with intellectual disabilities reside.
by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 5:30am
An actuary hired by the state recently estimated that pension obligations for active and retired state employees totaled $51 billion in 2014, and the funded ratio over the past two years has declined slightly.
December 1, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2014 12:00pm
(Updated 2:16 p.m.) State Comptroller Kevin Lembo reported Monday that after accounting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $54.7 million in rescissions, the state is still on track to end the 2015 fiscal year with a $44.8 million deficit.
Tags: Kevin Lembo, Dannel P. Malloy, Ben Barnes, Medicaid, deficit, surplus, revenues, Len Fasano, dh
November 21, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 21, 2014 4:25pm
Republican lawmakers called upon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday to convene a special legislative session to address a shortfall in the state budget, which Republicans believe is larger than the administration has acknowledged.
by Suzanne Bates | November 21, 2014 10:00am
The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren — especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren — but the research does not support that claim.
Tags: early childhood education, opinion, Suzanne Bates, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 21, 2014 5:30am
It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear whether, in advance of his re-election this month, he deliberately hid from view a projected budget deficit of almost $100 million, but the timing is certainly convenient.