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December 21, 2014

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by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 12:00am

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March 2, 2015

Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Uber and Similar Ridesharing Services

by Sarah Paduano | March 2, 2015 5:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Lawmakers will have to make a decision without empirical data on what if any regulations it should impose on ridesharing sharing services like Uber.

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February 27, 2015

They Hate The Cuts, But Malloy Doubts They Will Increase Taxes

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2015 12:26pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 1:20 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Thursday that the legislature hates cuts in his proposed budget and lacks consensus to raise taxes. But the governor said a lot can change in the three months before a budget plan must be approved.

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Unions Pitch Healthcare Pooling

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2015 8:30am

Christine Stuart photo Union officials and municipal leaders asked state lawmakers again Thursday for the ability to pool their health insurance risk with other municipalities and the state employees’ plan.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Union Members Should Be Held to Same Rules at Legislative Hearings

by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm

The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.

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OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick | February 26, 2015 6:26pm

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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OP-ED | Resident State Trooper Program A Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm

It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.

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Budget Is Over Cap, But Malloy Will Let Legislature Fix It

by Elizabeth Regan | February 26, 2015 3:23pm

Christine Stuart photo An accounting error that pushed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal $54 million over the spending cap is now the legislature’s problem to deal with, according to budget director Benjamin Barnes.

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February 23, 2015

Barnes to Nappier: ‘We Can Not Afford to Over-Budget Your Debt Service’

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2015 8:47pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes told state Treasurer Denise Nappier Monday that the administration isn’t backing off its position that debt service will be $325 million lower than her estimate.

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February 22, 2015

Nappier to Malloy: Your Budget May Harm CT’s Reputation With Investors

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 22, 2015 12:53pm

State Treasurer Denise Nappier wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday saying his two-year budget proposal, which is shy about $325 million in debt service, is “too aggressive” and could harm Connecticut’s reputation with investors.

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