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October 20, 2017

Malloy Refuses To Meet Until Legislators Give Him A Budget Document

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2017 3:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he won’t be meeting with Democratic legislative leaders to go over their bipartisan budget agreement until he’s able to review a document.

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October 19, 2017

Compromise Budget Would Eliminate Car Tax, Increase Teacher Pension Contributions

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 3:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic and Republican legislative leaders in the House briefed rank-and-file lawmakers on the tentative compromise budget deal Thursday and emerged confident they can still pass a budget, even if they haven’t finalized it yet.

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Moody’s: Hartford Default Likely

by Jack Kramer | October 19, 2017 12:24pm

HARTFORD, CT — The city of Hartford is likely to default on its debt in a matter of weeks without additional concessions from the state of Connecticut, bondholders, and labor unions, Moody’s Investors Services says in a new report.

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October 18, 2017

Legislative Leaders Reach Tentative Deal, Malloy Remains Skeptical

by Christine Stuart | October 18, 2017 4:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders emerged Wednesday from a Democratic caucus room at the State Capitol to announce they reached a tentative framework for budget deal they may need to pass with a veto-proof majority.

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October 17, 2017

Legislative Leaders Set Wednesday Deadline For Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2017 9:40pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders said they expect to know whether they will have a two-year, bipartisan budget deal by 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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Malloy Releases Analysis of Overtime Calculations, Says GOP Budget Overstates Savings

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2017 5:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated Wednesday 10:20 a.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t in the room with legislative leaders negotiating a budget, but he’s trying to anticipate and steer some of that discussion from the outside.

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October 16, 2017

Moody’s Scrutinizing 51 Towns As Budget Impasse Continues

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2017 7:18pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Wall Street issued a harsh warning to Connecticut policymakers Monday when it placed the ratings of 26 municipalities and three regional school districts under review for a credit downgrade.

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Malloy Releases New Budget; Lawmakers Continue To Meet

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2017 10:32am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:59 p.m.) While he waits for legislative leaders to strike a seemingly unattainable bipartisan deal on a two-year state budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released his fourth budget proposal Monday.

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October 13, 2017

Wall Street Sends Connecticut A Warning

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2017 10:02pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Without a budget for 105 days, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings sent the state a message Friday when it downgraded its outlook for Connecticut’s general obligation bonds to “negative.”

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OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | October 13, 2017 5:30am

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The ongoing state budget mess in Hartford has implications beyond the fiscal fallout at the state level. As my colleague Terry Cowgill outlined last week, the future could be bleak for many of Connecticut’s towns if the state ends up foisting drastic changes upon Connecticut’s public schools.

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