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August 22, 2016

OPM: 2017 Budget Will End the Year $200K in the Black

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is predicting the state will end the 2017 budget year about 10 months from now with a minuscule $200,000 surplus.

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August 18, 2016

State Reports Growth of 1,700 Jobs in July

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 1:06pm

shutterstock The Connecticut Labor Department is reporting that the state gained 1,700 jobs in July, which means the Connecticut is about 20,300 jobs away from a full recovery from the Great Recession.

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August 15, 2016

Complaints Filed Regarding Use of Official Caucus Website For Campaign

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.

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August 8, 2016

Malloy, Lawmakers Agree & Disagree To Save Old State House

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2016 4:35pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo (Updated 7:40) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy informed legislative leaders Friday that he wants to hit the “pause” button and transfer operation of the Old State House back to the Office of Legislative Management.

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August 4, 2016

Lawmakers, Advocates Defend Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2016 4:55pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Rep. Toni Walker, co-chairwoman of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, “vehemently disagreed” Thursday with the Malloy administration’s interpretation of a 2004 law protecting three watchdog agencies.

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August 3, 2016

Three of Malloy’s Senior Staff To Depart

by Christine Stuart | August 3, 2016 10:46am

Courtesy of his Twitter page (Updated 11:15 a.m.) Three of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s senior staff will be leaving his office this fall before the start of the 2017 legislative session.

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August 2, 2016

Connecticut’s Budget Deficit Improves Slightly

by Christine Stuart | August 2, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified that Connecticut will end the 2016 budget year with a $279.4 million deficit. That’s an improvement of $36.4 million over last month.

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July 27, 2016

Consolidated Legislative Commissions Get Back To Work

by Max Moran | July 27, 2016 11:43am

Max Moran photo The directors of the state’s two new legislative commissions are optimistic about the future of their organizations, even though each is taking on the responsibility of what used to be six separate entities.

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July 26, 2016

Disability Advocates Invested In State Agency’s Transition To A Nonprofit

by Jack Kramer | July 26, 2016 3:15pm

Courtesy of CT-N At a public hearing Monday on the elimination of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, person after person said it didn’t matter which board represented them as long as it included members who lived with disabilities.

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July 22, 2016

Feds Question Connecticut Democratic Party, Malloy Camp Over Fundraising

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 12:28pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election campaign and the Connecticut Democratic Party may have settled their fundraising dispute with state regulators, but a party official confirmed today that they are cooperating with a new investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office into claims of illegal fundraising.

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