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November 21, 2014

Republicans Call For Special Session On Budget Deficit

by Hugh McQuaid | November 21, 2014 4:25pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo 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.

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OP-ED | Early Childhood Education is Not the Panacea You Might Think It Is

by Suzanne Bates | November 21, 2014 10:00am

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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.

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Journey From Porcupine To Alfred E. Neuman

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 21, 2014 5:30am

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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.

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November 20, 2014

Malloy Makes Cuts To DCF, Higher Ed

by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2014 4:31pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo (Updated at 6:43 pm) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration called Thursday for cuts to the Children and Families Department, higher education, and other agencies as part of $54.6 million in rescissions, designed to help close a $99.5 million budget deficit.

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November 19, 2014

Malloy Mum On Future Tax Breaks

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2014 3:30pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he hasn’t taken a position on several tax breaks he proposed last year, but which aren’t scheduled to go into effect next fiscal year.

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State’s Cash Position Deteriorates

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2014 9:07am

CTNJ file photo (Updated 12:42 p.m.) State Treasurer Denise Nappier wrote to legislative leaders Tuesday to let them know the state’s cash position had declined and late last week she transferred money from bond proceeds to help cover operating expenses.

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November 18, 2014

Commission Poised To Exceed Malloy’s Self-Imposed Bonding Cap

by Hugh McQuaid | November 18, 2014 3:33pm

CTNJ File Photo The state Bond Commission is expected to borrow $267 million in general obligation bonds Wednesday during its first meeting  since July. The amount will exceed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s voluntary bonding cap by about $167 million.

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November 17, 2014

Malloy Administration Prepares To Cut 2015 Budget

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 12:31pm

Christine Stuart photo Just back from a National Governors Association meeting in Colorado, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the $99.5 million budget deficit reported by his budget office last week was “de minimis.”

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November 14, 2014

Gov’s Budget Office, Nonpartisan Analysts Project Deficit

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2014 4:29pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office issued a report late Friday projecting that the state would end the 2015 fiscal year with a $99.5 million budget deficit. That’s about $10.4 million more than the $89.1 million deficit the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis projected earlier Friday.

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OP-ED | Sandy Hook Commission Homeschool Proposal: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

by Camden Archambeau | November 14, 2014 2:16pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing Camden Archambeau, a 13-year-old student writer and thinker in Sarah Darer Littman’s essay class at the Writopia Lab.

shutterstock In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people were killed by Adam Lanza, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formed a commission to review and reform policy regarding public safety, especially on school safety, gun violence, and mental health.

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