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August 21, 2017

Day 52 of the Budget Impasse

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Will Connecticut’s small Democratic majority try to adopt a state budget on their own?

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August 18, 2017

Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 1:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

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August 17, 2017

Legislative Leaders: Sales Tax Increase Will Be Part of Final Budget

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 4:09pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic legislative leaders said they’re getting close to a budget deal that will raise the sales tax, but not as much as 6.99 percent.

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Insurance Department Recoups $4 Million

by Jack Kramer | August 17, 2017 6:43am

Screengrab of DOI website HARTFORD, CT — More than $4 million has been recovered, the majority for policyholders and some for the state, by the Connecticut Insurance Department in the first six months of 2017.

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Lawmakers On Track To Make This The Longest Budget Debate In History

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With summer vacations ongoing and no final product to debate, House Democratic legislative leaders told their members to keep the week of September 11 open for a possible budget vote.

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August 15, 2017

School Officials Pressure Lawmakers To Reach A Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2017 1:03pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MERIDEN, CT — School superintendents from throughout Connecticut gathered Tuesday in front of Maloney High School for a press conference to highlight the problems they’re facing because the state has yet to pass a budget.

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August 11, 2017

Municipal Lobby Says Meeting Should Not Be Mistaken As Support

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2017 10:05pm

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Relief from expensive unfunded mandates and its relationship with labor unions were just some of the topics discussed by the governor and the heads of two municipal lobbies Friday.

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OP-ED | CCM Initiatives Reflect Municipal Leaders’ Commitment To Collectivity

by Joe DeLong | August 11, 2017 7:41am

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Something remarkable happened last fall in a crowded conference room in Meriden. Municipal leaders from across the state gathered to discuss community-based economic growth with reform from the General Assembly. The committee, on the heels of a discussion point, were taking a short break when Leo Paul, First Selectman of Litchfield, began to speak.

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Malloy: ‘We Need A Budget’

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was back in Connecticut Thursday after being away for a week. While he was gone not much progress was made on the state budget.

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August 10, 2017

Connecticut Would Save Planned Parenthood If Congress Defunds It

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie ENFIELD, CT — The threat to defund Planned Parenthood is always lingering, and that’s why Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Wednesday that Connecticut has a backup plan.

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