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April 1, 2015

OP-ED | False Budget Assumptions = Lots of Pain + Little Gain

by Nora Duncan | April 1, 2015 4:00pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts to home care and respite services are as distressful as they are illogical. That’s because they are based on a false assumption that every cut automatically results in a savings. Not true.

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$172.8M Budget Deficit Just Shy of Trigger

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2015 12:12pm

The 2015 state budget deficit is just shy of an amount that would require Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to submit a deficit mitigation plan to the General Assembly, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Wednesday.

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Advocacy Group Floats Revenue and Tax Options

by Cara Rosner | April 1, 2015 12:00pm

Shutterstock As lawmakers grapple with the state budget, one advocacy group wants them to consider revenue-generating options - including raising the tax on cigarettes and imposing a “sugar tax” - rather than cut funding to services for children and families.

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Hospital Executives Lobby Lawmakers Against Tax Hike, Cuts

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2015 5:30am

Executives from Connecticut’s hospitals are asking lawmakers to “pause” and rethink the hospital tax and the promises that were made when it was first implemented.

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March 31, 2015

Malloy Names Former New Haven Lawmaker To Head Panel

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 4:21pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed former New Haven state Rep. Cameron Staples to chair a commission tasked with figuring out how to fund his $100 billion, 30-year vision for improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure.

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March 29, 2015

OP-ED | Proposal to Cut Health Neighborhoods Misguided

by Ellen Andrews, Sheila Amdur and Matthew Katz | March 29, 2015 7:52pm

Among the very large cuts in the governor’s budget proposal is a small cut to a shovel-ready program, almost three years in development, to coordinate care for Connecticut’s most fragile and costly residents.

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March 26, 2015

Lawmakers Struggle With Spending Cap

by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 12:05pm

Christine Stuart photo Anti-poverty advocates and residents who benefit from the state’s social service programs visited the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against many of the $1.3 billion in spending cuts included in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget.

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Nonpartisan Analysts: 2015 Budget Is Running A $191M Deficit

by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Nonpartisan legislative analysts estimated Wednesday that the 2015 budget deficit is even worse than what Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration projected last week.

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March 25, 2015

Connecticut Scores An ‘A’ For Transparency

by Sarah Paduano | March 25, 2015 12:52pm

Sarah Paduano photo Connecticut was ranked as one of the leading states for transparency in government spending, scoring an “A” on a state-by-state report released Wednesday by the ConnPIRG Education Fund.

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March 23, 2015

Senate Dems Vow To Restore Funding For Veterans’ Funerals

by Sarah Paduano | March 23, 2015 12:04pm

Sarah Paduano file photo Democratic lawmakers are saying “no” to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget cut to honor guard detachments at veterans’ funerals.

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