by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2016 2:08pm
The largest subsidized child care program in the state is running an $8.7 million deficit just three months into the new fiscal year, and there’s concerns that the number will grow.
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by Terry Cowgill | October 21, 2016 5:30am
“Connecticut sucks.” We’re used to hearing that sort of sentiment from a business community weary of high taxes and excessive regulation or from young people who think the state is boring.
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by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2016 4:46pm
After calls by Republicans Monday to clarify a more than $130 million discrepancy in budget numbers reported by his office, budget director Ben Barnes told a state official Thursday that the deficit is only $5.7 million.
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by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2016 1:30pm
Republican legislative leaders in the House and the Senate are asking Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration to explain the discrepancy in revenue figures his office reported in September.
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by Terry Cowgill | October 14, 2016 5:30am
For good reason, they say cutting Social Security is the third rail in American politics. For the moment in Connecticut, the untouchable seem to be vocational-technical high schools.
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by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 4:29pm
The legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis reported Thursday that the state budget is experiencing a $77.9 million deficit, just three months into the fiscal year.
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by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 2:03pm
Two state unions representing workers at the Department of Developmental Services filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the state can’t move forward with privatizing group homes without negotiating first with the unions.
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by Jack Kramer | October 13, 2016 1:03pm
Thousands of Connecticut community college students got some good news Thursday – there won’t be another tuition and fee hike in their immediate future.
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by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2016 12:24am
Connecticut could lose $68.3 million in revenue once MGM Resorts International opens its casino in Springfield in 2018.
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by Christine Stuart | October 11, 2016 3:00pm
When Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office asked state agency heads to give them options about where to cut on Sept. 6, it also estimated that the budget was about $130 million in deficit even though a few weeks later it reported it was balanced.
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