by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2015 12:26pm
(Updated 1:20 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Thursday that the legislature hates cuts in his proposed budget and lacks consensus to raise taxes. But the governor said a lot can change in the three months before a budget plan must be approved.
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by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2015 8:30am
Union officials and municipal leaders asked state lawmakers again Thursday for the ability to pool their health insurance risk with other municipalities and the state employees’ plan.
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by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm
It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.
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by Elizabeth Regan | February 26, 2015 3:23pm
An accounting error that pushed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal $54 million over the spending cap is now the legislature’s problem to deal with, according to budget director Benjamin Barnes.
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by Cara Rosner | February 24, 2015 12:00pm
Tax proposals in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget would negatively affect businesses, hindering economic investment in Connecticut, according to the state’s largest business association.
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by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2015 8:47pm
Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes told state Treasurer Denise Nappier Monday that the administration isn’t backing off its position that debt service will be $325 million lower than her estimate.
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by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 22, 2015 12:53pm
State Treasurer Denise Nappier wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday saying his two-year budget proposal, which is shy about $325 million in debt service, is “too aggressive” and could harm Connecticut’s reputation with investors.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 20, 2015 2:00pm
Lawmakers from small towns looked Thursday for alternatives to a cut in the governor’s budget which will require municipalities with resident state troopers to foot the entire cost of the program.
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by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2015 11:30am
Democratic lawmakers expressed their frustration Thursday with the proposed cuts to healthcare services for the elderly and the poor made this week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | February 19, 2015 9:10pm