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May 23, 2016

ANALYSIS | Sullivan, Rating Agencies Signal Little Room For Error in CT’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 2:05pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Lawmakers passed a $19.76 billion budget for 2017 last week, mostly along party lines, that included no tax increases and more than $820 million in spending cuts.

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May 20, 2016

Stubborn Deficit Remains In This Year’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 3:48pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Lawmakers resolved the 2017 deficit last week when they sent a $19.76 billion budget to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, but they’ve been unable to resolve the $259.1 million deficit in 2016.

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OP-ED | Florida Bound: The Puzzling Popularity of Jodi Rell

by Terry Cowgill | May 20, 2016 5:30am

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As a recovering English teacher, one of best things about covering politics is it’s rich with irony — which coincidentally happens to be my favorite literary device. Within days of each other last week, we learned two things: lawmakers in Hartford had passed what state Rep. Roberta Willis described as an “unpleasant” budget that closed a nearly $1 billion deficit. And they did so without major tax increases.

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May 19, 2016

Two Wall Street Firms Downgrade Connecticut Bonds

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2016 3:17pm

Two of the four Wall Street rating agencies lowered Connecticut’s credit rating one notch prior to an upcoming bond sale.

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May 17, 2016

Small Fire Causes Legislative Building To Close For The Day

by Kristi Allen | May 17, 2016 1:31pm

Kristi Allen photo A small fire broke out in one of the committee offices at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. No one was injured.

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Pew: Connecticut Has One of Highest Public Debt to Personal Income Ratios

by Kristi Allen | May 17, 2016 12:30pm

Connecticut has one of the highest ratios of debt to personal income and the fifth highest ratio of state retiree health care liabilities to income, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report released Tuesday.

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May 16, 2016

Budget Bill Changes How State Will Estimate Deficits and Surpluses

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 9:30am

Christine Stuart file photo On the campaign trail in 2014, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was critical of how the legislature’s Office of Fiscal Analysis estimates future budget deficits, but the budget adopted last week by the General Assembly changes that practice.

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May 15, 2016

Sharkey Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 8:43pm

Christine Stuart file photo Speaker Brendan Sharkey will not seek re-election to the House next year, making him the 22nd lawmaker and the most powerful to opt out of seeking another term in 2016.

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May 13, 2016

House Sends ‘Unpleasant’ Budget With Deep Spending Cuts To Malloy

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 8:10pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic lawmakers in the House said the $19.76 billion budget that closes a nearly $1 billion deficit is unpleasant, but necessary in order to deal with a sluggish economy and lagging revenues.

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OP-ED | GOP Media Stumbles and Lysol For The UConn Foundation

by Terry Cowgill | May 13, 2016 5:30am

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Having been largely shut out of the government since M. Jodi Rell left 990 Prospect Avenue six years ago, the Republicans in the state of Connecticut are easy to make fun of. Despite modest gains in recent years, they still don’t have any seats in Congress, and they control neither legislative house in Hartford and none of the six constitutional offices. Heck, even deep-blue Massachusetts now has a Republican governor again.

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