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November 17, 2017

Lawmakers Say Malloy’s Budget Holdbacks Are Punitive

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2017 2:46pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let the last shoe drop on the bipartisan budget Friday when he released a spreadsheet detailing $181.6 million in lapses he planned to enforce in order to balance a budget he didn’t negotiate.

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November 15, 2017

House Sends Budget Fixes To Governor

by Christine Stuart | November 15, 2017 2:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House voted 123-12 Wednesday to make changes to the bipartisan budget they passed last month before adjourning what was the longest special session in state history.

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Senator Asks For Hearing On Future of CT-N

by Jack Kramer | November 15, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, is asking that the legislature hold meetings and a public hearing on the future of the Connecticut Television Network, but the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Tuesday said they have no immediate plans to do so.

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November 14, 2017

There Is No Substitute for Real News - But It Needs Everyone’s Support To Survive And Thrive

by Jack Kramer | November 14, 2017 10:17pm

Javier Brosch via shutterstock As I wrap up my 41st year in the business of writing/editing/reporting news, I can say with all honesty that the last two of those years have been the most fun.

For most of my previous years in the business, I sat behind a desk — mostly in New Haven, but also in New Britain, Bristol, Torrington, Middletown, New Milford, Storrs, Woonsocket, R.I., Fall River, Mass., Trenton, N.J., Saratoga, N.Y. … OK, you get the idea.

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Senate Cleans Up Budget, Forwards It On To House

by Jack Kramer | November 14, 2017 12:13pm

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HARTFORD, CT — It only took a few minutes Tuesday for the Senate to unanimously approve adjustments to the bipartisan budget it passed in late October.

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November 13, 2017

Revenues Already Falling Short In Bipartisan Budget

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 5:34pm

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HARTFORD, CT — The budget is only a few weeks old, but already revenues are falling short of where they were projected.

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CT-N Back On The Air

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 12:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been in reruns since Nov. 2, but the Connecticut Television Network was back on the air and streaming live at CT-N.com Monday morning.

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November 2, 2017

It’s Lights Out For The Nonprofit Operator of CT-N

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2017 10:24pm

HARTFORD, CT — After a few tense days of back-and-forth negotiations, the nonprofit Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) said it will cease operations of the Connecticut Television Network at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Too Soon To Tell What The Fiscal Future Holds

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2017 4:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The executive order would have left the state with a $93.9 million deficit for 2018, but state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said it’s too soon to tell what will happen with the recently signed two-year state budget.

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November 1, 2017

The Cameras Will Keep Rolling As Negotiations Over CT-N Continue

by Christine Stuart | November 1, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The cameras of the Connecticut Television Network weren’t turned off at midnight. But the future of the network still remained unclear Wednesday as negotiations over how to run the public access channel continued.

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