May 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 2:05pm
May 20, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 3:48pm
by Terry Cowgill | May 20, 2016 5:30am
As a recovering English teacher, one of best things about covering politics is it’s rich with irony — which coincidentally happens to be my favorite literary device. Within days of each other last week, we learned two things: lawmakers in Hartford had passed what state Rep. Roberta Willis described as an “unpleasant” budget that closed a nearly $1 billion deficit. And they did so without major tax increases.
May 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2016 3:17pm
May 17, 2016
by Kristi Allen | May 17, 2016 1:31pm
by Kristi Allen | May 17, 2016 12:30pm
Connecticut has one of the highest ratios of debt to personal income and the fifth highest ratio of state retiree health care liabilities to income, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report released Tuesday.
May 16, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 9:30am
On the campaign trail in 2014, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was critical of how the legislature’s Office of Fiscal Analysis estimates future budget deficits, but the budget adopted last week by the General Assembly changes that practice.
May 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 8:43pm
May 13, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 8:10pm
Democratic lawmakers in the House said the $19.76 billion budget that closes a nearly $1 billion deficit is unpleasant, but necessary in order to deal with a sluggish economy and lagging revenues.
by Terry Cowgill | May 13, 2016 5:30am
Having been largely shut out of the government since M. Jodi Rell left 990 Prospect Avenue six years ago, the Republicans in the state of Connecticut are easy to make fun of. Despite modest gains in recent years, they still don’t have any seats in Congress, and they control neither legislative house in Hartford and none of the six constitutional offices. Heck, even deep-blue Massachusetts now has a Republican governor again.