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December 16, 2014

Local Officials Upset Over State’s Proposed Water Pollution Permit

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 4:04pm

Christine Stuart photo Municipal leaders are gearing up for a fight over how often they clean their storm drains and catch basins and track illicit discharges that end up polluting Connecticut’s rivers and streams.

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Malloy to Middlesex Chamber: We’ve Righted the Ship, Now Where Will We Take It?

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 10:31am

Christine Stuart photo CROMWELL — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried his best to put a contentious re-election campaign behind him Tuesday as he addressed the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

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December 5, 2014

OP-ED | Yelmini Says Union Leaders Are As Guilty As Rowland for Pension Debt

by Suzanne Bates | December 5, 2014 12:24am

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For years union leaders agreed to underfund the state’s public pension funds in exchange for perks offered up by whoever the governor was at the time — whether the perks were increased pay, greater job security, or an early retirement scheme.

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December 4, 2014

Nonpartisan Analysts Say Malloy Rescissions Don’t Cut As Much As Estimated

by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 1:57pm

CTNJ File Photo Budget cuts enacted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last month to help close a nearly $100 million deficit will have about half the impact estimated, according to a Thursday report from nonpartisan fiscal analysts.

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December 3, 2014

Disability Rights Advocates Lobby For Closure of State Institutions

by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Families of children with developmental disabilities are lobbying lawmakers this year to close six state-run institutions where more than 500 individuals with intellectual disabilities reside.

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Funding Ratio Falls for State Employee Pensions

by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 5:30am

An actuary hired by the state recently estimated that pension obligations for active and retired state employees totaled $51 billion in 2014, and the funded ratio over the past two years has declined slightly.

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December 1, 2014

Even With Rescissions, Lembo Predicts A $44.8 Million Deficit for Current Fiscal Year

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2014 12:00pm

file photo (Updated 2:16 p.m.) State Comptroller Kevin Lembo reported Monday that after accounting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $54.7 million in rescissions, the state is still on track to end the 2015 fiscal year with a $44.8 million deficit.

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November 21, 2014

Republicans Call For Special Session On Budget Deficit

by Hugh McQuaid | November 21, 2014 4:25pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republican lawmakers called upon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday to convene a special legislative session to address a shortfall in the state budget, which Republicans believe is larger than the administration has acknowledged.

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OP-ED | Early Childhood Education is Not the Panacea You Might Think It Is

by Suzanne Bates | November 21, 2014 10:00am

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The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren — especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren — but the research does not support that claim.

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Journey From Porcupine To Alfred E. Neuman

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 21, 2014 5:30am

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It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear whether, in advance of his re-election this month, he deliberately hid from view a projected budget deficit of almost $100 million, but the timing is certainly convenient.

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