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June 28, 2017

Malloy Tries One More Time For Mini-Budget

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2017 5:50pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:50 p.m.) In a last ditch effort to get at least a temporary budget solution passed before the end of the fiscal year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wrote a letter to House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides asking them to pass a “mini-budget” Thursday or Friday.

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Summer Youth Employment First Casualty of Budget Mess

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Workforce Alliance NEW HAVEN, CT — Thousands of youth and five regional workforce boards were told last week that the youth employment program would be canceled this summer because there isn’t a state budget.

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June 27, 2017

OP-ED | Increase Revenue To Save Medicaid And Other Basic Services For People With Disabilities

by Lisa Abbey-James | June 27, 2017 11:00pm

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I have severe disabilities, including brain injury and spinal cord injury, due to accidents in 1985 and 1992. I write to object to the willingness of some in the legislature to consider raising revenue to balance the state budget but ONLY to save municipalities from cuts, and NOT to prevent further shredding of the safety net for people like me.

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No Budget Deal For Thursday

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2017 11:09am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m.) Democrats in the legislature were unable to come up with a two-year budget deal to close a $5.1 billion budget deficit and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said he’s not interested in approving a temporary budget solution.

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June 26, 2017

Malloy Presents Legislative Leaders With Two Budget Options

by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2017 5:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threatened to veto the budget proposals by Democratic and Republican leaders and is not holding his breath that lawmakers will be able to get a two-year budget vetted and passed Thursday.

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Rank-And-File Union Members Will Decide On Concession Deal

by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2017 1:47pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Now that the deal is officially inked, It’s time for the state’s labor unions to sell 34 new contracts to their rank-and-file members.

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Union Ads Uses Millionaires To Tout Revenue Increase

by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2017 11:03am

Courtesy of the SEIU 1199 ad HARTFORD, CT — One of Connecticut’s state employee unions is doing everything it can to get lawmakers to consider more revenue as the state races toward the end of the fiscal year without a budget.

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June 22, 2017

Lawmakers Look To Pass Budget, Float Sales Tax Increase

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2017 3:20pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:17 p.m.) With the governor threatening to veto any resolution the legislature passes to keep government going in the absence of a state budget agreement, Democrats, who hold a slim majority in the House, are being encouraged to adopt a two-year budget.

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June 21, 2017

Malloy Immediately Disses Proposal To Study School Funding

by Jack Kramer | June 21, 2017 1:26pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - A group of educators Wednesday called for a new long-term plan for the state to address its constitutional obligation to fund Connecticut’s public schools, stating the governor and the legislature should hold off on radical funding changes until a study is completed.

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Legislative Leaders, Malloy Meet And Aim For June 29

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2017 11:46am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:15 p.m.) Legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met for about an hour Wednesday to discuss how to move forward with a two-year budget that closes a $5.1 billion deficit.

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