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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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DDS Commissioner Resigns

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 10:34am

Courtesy of Malloy's office Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Morna Murray is resigning at the beginning of the new year, according to a statement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.

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November 30, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers Get A Glimpse of Budget Problems They Will Face

by Christine Stuart | November 30, 2016 3:40pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s two budget-writing committees got some sobering news Wednesday about the state’s budget situation over the next three years.

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November 29, 2016

Workers Rally at Capitol To Increase The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — More than a 100 fast food, child care, and home care providers huddled under the north portico of the state Capitol in Hartford Tuesday to call on lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Spending Cap Commission Struggles With Consensus

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 1:07pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — The 23-member commission that’s working to define a spending cap for the General Assembly to adopt next year needs a little more time to complete its work.

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November 23, 2016

Republican Leader Calls For Bipartisan Budget Talks

by Christine Stuart | November 23, 2016 1:36pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut is facing at least a $1.5 billion deficit over the next year and possibly a $3.1 billion deficit over the next two years, and Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano is anxious to start having discussions about how to fix it.

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November 19, 2016

No Easy Answers To Budget Deficiencies

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — The Office of Early Childhood and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner are among a handful of state agencies experiencing budget shortfalls this year.

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November 18, 2016

OP-ED | A Tied Senate: An Opportunity Or A Recipe For Dysfunction?

by Terry Cowgill | November 18, 2016 5:30am

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One of the oddities of this year’s elections, aside from the fact that we elected an unlikely president, is that for the first time in recent memory the Connecticut Senate is now deadlocked at 18 — the result of the Republicans flipping three seats from Democratic to GOP control.

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Leaders Continue Negotiations On How To Organize Split Senate

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo The top two legislative leaders in what is now a split state Senate agree on one thing: there’s no agreement yet on how the upper chamber will be organized.

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November 16, 2016

Reports Highlight Budget Challenges, Fiscal Woes

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Two fiscal reports released Tuesday offer a sobering glimpse of the budget challenges lawmakers face when they return in January.

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