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.
November 20, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2014 4:31pm
(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.
Tags: Malloy, budget, cuts, DCF, Higher Education, Judicial Branch, Beth Bye, dh
November 19, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2014 3:30pm
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2014 9:07am
(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.
November 18, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 18, 2014 3:33pm
November 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 12:31pm
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.”
November 14, 2014
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.
Tags: budget deficit, OFA, projections, surplus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Len Fasano, Kevin Lembo, dh
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.
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.