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January 23, 2017

Connecticut’s Budget Improves Slightly For 2017, But Deficits Still Loom

by Christine Stuart | January 23, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Under water for most of the 2017 fiscal year so far, Connecticut’s budget situation has improved and is running a $23.3 million surplus, according to the governor’s budget office.

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January 19, 2017

OP-ED | In the Football Business, You Have to Spend Money to Make Money

by Barth Keck | January 19, 2017 10:00pm

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Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers defeated Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, to win the national college football championship on Jan. 9. These two teams are national football powers, having met in last year’s title game, too.

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Lembo Says He Can Save State ‘Tens of Millions’

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is preparing to issue a request for proposal that he believes will save Connecticut “tens of millions” of dollars in retiree health costs.

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January 18, 2017

Nonprofit Alliance Suggests Budget Savings, But Butts Heads With Union

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Instead of coming to the state with their hats in their hands, a group of nonprofit community providers are asking the state to change the way it serves those with disabilities and mental health or substance abuse disorders.

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Report: ‘Hartford May Need a Bailout to Restore Solvency’

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo A new report details the fiscal challenges faced by Connecticut’s four biggest cities and concludes that one of them – Hartford – won’t be able to resolve its budget shortfalls without financial assistance from the state.

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Revenues Tick Upward, But Trends Are Still Lagging

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s economy is slowly regaining confidence, or it’s gotten lucky with collecting one-time revenue and business taxes. Those are the two interpretations of the latest revenue projections from state budget analysts.

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January 17, 2017

Advocacy Group Asks Lawmakers To Consider Raising Revenue To Balance Budget

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2017 2:54pm

Courtesy of CT Voices for Children Lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy avoided increasing taxes last year when resolving a nearly $1 billion budget deficit, however, at least one advocacy group is asking them to reconsider a “cuts-only approach,” as they prepare to tackle a much larger budget deficit.

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Dems Seek To Make Good On Campaign Promises

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

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Trying to make good on their campaign promises, House Democrats unveiled a package of 10 bills last week that they said will help improve Connecticut’s economic climate.

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January 13, 2017

Teachers Union Critical of Charter School Executive Pay

by Jack Kramer | January 13, 2017 12:35pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Armed with a new report, the Connecticut Education Association said organizations managing many of the state’s charter schools are lining their own pockets instead of teaching children and it’s calling on legislators to hold them accountable.

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January 11, 2017

Malloy Offers Little Comfort On Budget To Small Towns

by Christine Stuart | January 11, 2017 5:09pm

CTNewsJunkie photo ROCKY HILL, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told local elected officials that he would trade the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit for their budget woes and cash balances any day of the week.

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