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January 23, 2017

Connecticut Lawmakers Reaffirm Their Commitment to Women’s Rights, Ready For Debate

by Christine Stuart | January 23, 2017 2:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie At least 20 Connecticut lawmakers reaffirmed Connecticut’s commitment to reproductive rights and continued access to health services for women Monday at a Legislative Office Building press conference.

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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 21, 2017

10,000 Attend Women’s March In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2017 3:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie An estimated crowd of about 10,000 rallied Saturday in Hartford at the state Capitol to fight for women’s rights and express their emotions about what President Donald Trump’s administration might mean for women and their families.

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January 19, 2017

Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 4:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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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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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

Women’s Organizations Will Lobby Connecticut Lawmakers

by Staff Report | January 17, 2017 3:11pm

The Connecticut Coalition for Choice will hold a rally Wednesday, Jan. 18, outside the state Capitol in Hartford.

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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 15, 2017

Hundreds Rally To Save ACA In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2017 3:16pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Young and old braved the chilly temperatures Sunday to rally against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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