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August 29, 2016

Municipal Lobby Will Develop Its Own Legislative Package

by Christine Stuart | August 29, 2016 1:21pm

State Tax Panel report Hoping to avoid cuts in municipal aid that could lead to an increase in local property taxes during the 2017 legislative session, Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is working to develop its own package of legislative initiatives.

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August 22, 2016

OPM: 2017 Budget Will End the Year $200K in the Black

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is predicting the state will end the 2017 budget year about 10 months from now with a minuscule $200,000 surplus.

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August 19, 2016

Malloy Relents, Restores Funding For Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 5:31pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After criticism from lawmakers and good government groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration relented and restored the $183,000 they had proposed to cut from three watchdog agencies.

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August 16, 2016

Fasano Requests Formal Opinion On Watchdog Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:25pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano has requested a formal opinion from Attorney General George Jepsen regarding the Malloy administration’s plan to withhold funding from three watchdog agencies.

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State Agency Will Privatize Services For Disabled, Lay Off State Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:06pm

Courtesy of Malloy's office The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Correction Officers: Staff and Overtime Reductions Put Them At Risk of Injury

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Nearly five months after the layoffs began, the presidents of three bargaining groups representing 4,800 Correction Department employees wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tell him they’re concerned about their safety.

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August 15, 2016

Malloy Responds To Trump’s Criticisms, Touts Summer Meal Program

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 2:11pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pulled no punches Saturday when it came to the performance of Connecticut’s Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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August 12, 2016

OP-ED | Data on Malloy’s First Five is Long Overdue

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 12, 2016 8:00am

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At the end of May the state offered a controversial economic package to Westport-based Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Based on this new addition to the governor’s First Five program, it was time to scrutinize our state’s economic incentive policies.

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OP-ED | Rowlandesque: Malloy’s Baffling Watchdog Gambit

by Terry Cowgill | August 12, 2016 5:30am

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If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled “Nixonian” or the equivalent. It’s sort of bad for your career.

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