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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | For Katharine Wade, A Moment of Introspection Is In Order

by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am

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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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June 20, 2016

General Assembly Takes A Stand, Overrides 3 of 8 Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 4:39pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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Revenue Continues to Fall As State Looks To Rainy Day Fund

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 1:56pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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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General Assembly to Consider Veto Overrides Today

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo 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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June 15, 2016

Barnes Warns of Criticism As State Agencies Implement Spending Cuts

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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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June 13, 2016

Senate President: Overriding Malloy’s Budget Line Vetoes Would Be ‘Largely Symbolic’

by Christine Stuart | June 13, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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June 9, 2016

Republicans Challenge Democratic Majority To Override Malloy Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 2:01pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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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June 7, 2016

More State Employee Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2016 10:12pm

shutterstock 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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June 3, 2016

Malloy Vetoes 6 Bills, Parts of Budget

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2016 12:55pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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June 2, 2016

House Sends Bonding Bill To Malloy

by Kristi Allen | June 2, 2016 5:31pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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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