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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | The Search for Sustainability

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | April 14, 2014 3:30am

Financially inefficient markets are not sustainable. They crash.

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April 1, 2014

One Democrat Votes Against Malloy Tax Refund Proposal

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 11:05pm

Courtesy of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Ted Moukawsher of Groton was the lone Democrat on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee to vote Tuesday against the governor’s $155 million election-year tax refund.

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Lembo Certifies Surplus, But Warns About Spending It

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 12:02pm

Christine Stuart file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified a $504.9 million budget surplus Tuesday. It’s a number that could grow following April’s revenue collections and “barring any last-quarter spending increases,” he said.

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March 28, 2014

Can You Still Bank On A $55 Tax Refund?

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2014 4:29pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was non-committal Friday about how hard he would fight to keep surplus spending from this year focused on the priorities he outlined in his budget proposal.

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OP-ED | Feeding The Beast: A Very Taxing Problem For Connecticut

by Terry D. Cowgill | March 28, 2014 5:30am


If you heard people were talking taxes at the Capitol, you’d probably shrug and figure it was par for the course. Politicians in Hartford are always scheming to take away more of our hard-earned cash to feed the beast. So whenever the General Assembly goes into session after the new year, it’s time to watch your wallet.

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March 27, 2014

Committee Increases Governor’s Budget, Comes Close to Spending Cap

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2014 11:58am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 4:18 p.m.) The Appropriations Committee wants to increase state spending by about $12.3 million more than what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed in February, bringing their budget within $700,000 of the state spending cap.

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Approps Committee To Approve Budget Later Today

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2014 6:57am

CTNJ file photo One of the legislature’s two budget writing committee’s is expected to vote today on a spending plan for next fiscal year.

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March 24, 2014

Legislative Deadlines Fast Approaching

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo This week several legislative committees will reach their deadlines to forward legislation to another committee or to the floor of the House or Senate.

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March 6, 2014

Rating Agency Says Outlook For CT Bonds Still ‘Negative’

by Christine Stuart | March 6, 2014 1:45pm

Fitch Ratings maintained its AA rating for Connecticut bonds in anticipation of the sale of $400 million in general obligation bonds later this month. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Fitch also maintained its negative outlook of the state based on “budget vulnerability.”

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March 5, 2014

Malloy: No New Taxes, No Deficit

by Christine Stuart | March 5, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told a group of business leaders Wednesday that there’s not going to be a budget deficit in 2016 and he’s not going to raise taxes if there is. That’s assuming he runs for re-election and is elected to a second term.

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