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December 9, 2016

Malloy, Unions Come to Agreement On Plan to Alleviate Pension ‘Cliff’

by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 2:33pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a coalition representing state employees reached an agreement Friday that they say will help avoid years of steep increases in the state’s pension payment obligations leading up to a “cliff” in 2032.

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December 8, 2016

Think Tanks Debate State Employee Compensation In Dueling Reports

by Cara Rosner | December 8, 2016 12:20pm

A nonpartisan think tank is slamming a year-old report published by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, sparking a contentious debate about public-sector versus private-sector compensation in the state.

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December 6, 2016

Families Offer Differing Perspectives On States Plan For Their Loved Ones

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

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December 5, 2016

Lembo Sums Up Connecticut’s Budget Crisis For Business Leaders

by Jack Kramer | December 5, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N NORWALK, CT — Comptroller Kevin Lembo knew he was playing to a tough crowd when he agreed to talk to a group of Connecticut business leaders about the state of the state’s economy.

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December 2, 2016

Wall Street Ratings Agency Changes Outlook for Connecticut Bonds Citing Fixed Costs

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2016 5:30am

Elnur/Shutterstock One of the Wall Street ratings agencies downgraded its outlook of Connecticut’s general obligation bonds citing fixed costs and a stubborn budget deficit.

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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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DDS Commissioner Resigns

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 10:34am

Courtesy of Malloy's office Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Morna Murray is resigning at the beginning of the new year, according to a statement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.

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November 30, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers Get A Glimpse of Budget Problems They Will Face

by Christine Stuart | November 30, 2016 3:40pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s two budget-writing committees got some sobering news Wednesday about the state’s budget situation over the next three years.

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November 29, 2016

Child Care Subsidy Program Limits Enrollment Again

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 1:42pm

Christine Stuart photo In order to begin chipping away at a budget deficiency in a popular child care subsidy program, the Office of Early Childhood announced Tuesday that it would close enrollment to new applicants who are teen parents or have received state assistance in the past.

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Spending Cap Commission Struggles With Consensus

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 1:07pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — The 23-member commission that’s working to define a spending cap for the General Assembly to adopt next year needs a little more time to complete its work.

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