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December 21, 2014

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January 26, 2015

Nonpartisan Analysts: 2015 Budget Is Just Shy of Deficit Mitigation

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2015 4:41pm

The legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis estimated Monday that the 2015 budget deficit is about $3.7 million shy of requiring Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to issue a deficit mitigation plan to the General Assembly.

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January 23, 2015

Second Round Budget Cuts Hits Disabled Hardest

by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 4:21pm

Christine Stuart photo A state agency serving developmentally disabled people took the biggest hit in a round of budget cuts released Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration, which called for $31.5 million in rescissions to reduce a $121 million deficit.

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Two Lawmakers Question New Security System At Capitol

by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 10:27am

Hugh McQuaid photo A pair of lawmakers are seeking public hearings and a vote by the legislature on the heightened security measures installed at the state Capitol last year.

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January 22, 2015

OP-ED | A Call to Action for Children

by Ellen Shemitz | January 22, 2015 6:15pm

I applaud President Obama for his State of the Union remarks this week for at least two reasons. First, he laid out the economic imperative of investing in the health and education of our children. Second, he called for specific policies that will make a concrete difference for children and families today and into the future — nationally and in Connecticut.

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Commission: Lawmakers Should Get A Raise

by Hugh McQuaid | January 22, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 4:29 p.m.) A state commission will recommend giving pay raises to elected officials, including the governor and members of the legislature, for the first time in 14 years.

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January 21, 2015

On Budget Deficit, Malloy Prefers Lone Wolf Status

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2015 4:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said if Republican lawmakers have suggestions about where to cut, then they should scribble them on the back of an envelope and hand it to him.

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Malloy Elevates DOC Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2015 11:19am

Courtesy of the DOC Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Scott Semple Wednesday to serve as Correction Department Commissioner.

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January 20, 2015

Second Round of 2015 Budget Cuts On The Way

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2015 9:27pm

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be forced to order a second round of budget rescissions because his budget office Tuesday projected a nearly $121 million deficit for fiscal year 2015.

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McGee Says Parking Violation Death Threats Came Through Facebook

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2015 12:44pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 6 p.m.) Despite having publicly apologized for his transgression, State Rep. Brandon McGee said Tuesday that he has received death threats from Facebook users since a photo showing his BMW parked illegally in a handicapped spot began circulating on the social networking site.

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