by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am
In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?
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by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 4:39pm
For the first time in six years, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly decided to buck the will of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — a fellow Democrat — overriding three of his eight vetoes in a special session on Monday.
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by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 1:56pm
Connecticut’s budget deficit has grown to $315.8 million and the state will have to use more of the Rainy Day Fund than expected to cover the shortfall in this year’s budget.
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by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 5:30am
The House and the Senate will return Monday to the Capitol to determine whether they want to override some of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s eight vetoes from the regular session.
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by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 12:00pm
A few weeks before the 2017 state budget goes into effect, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy administration budget director Ben Barnes is warning state agencies to expect steep reductions in discretionary spending for the next two years.
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by Christine Stuart | June 13, 2016 1:21pm
The House and the Senate reconvened Monday to discuss whether they will override the $22.5 million in funding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed from the budget, but in the end they declined.
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by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 2:01pm
Republican legislative leaders are calling on their Democratic colleagues to return to the Capitol Monday to override parts of the 2017 budget the Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last week.
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by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2016 10:12pm
Another 19 layoffs were announced Tuesday — in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Office of Governmental Accountability — bringing the total number of executive branch layoffs up to 712.
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by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2016 12:55pm
Over the past few weeks, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed 124 bills and vetoed six. He also used his constitutional authority Thursday to veto $22.5 million from the $19.76 billion state budget.
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by Kristi Allen | June 2, 2016 5:31pm
The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that authorizes $360 million in new bonding and cancels approximately $900 million in general obligation bonds. The Senate passed the bill 34-2 last month.
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