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February 23, 2017

Lawmakers Debate Exclusivity of Tribal Gaming Expansion

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2017 2:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Connecticut’s two tribal casinos are looking for the legislature to give them the green light to build the state’s first commercial casino off tribal land.

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February 17, 2017

Gun Owners Pressure Malloy Over Pistol Permit Fee Hike Proposal

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 3:07pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gun owners and legislators from both parties Friday criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300 and the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.

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February 8, 2017

Malloy Makes Equity Argument In Favor of More Money for 31 Communities

by Jack Kramer | February 8, 2017 2:03pm

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — As promised, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled a two-year budget that takes money from Connecticut’s wealthier communities and redistributes it to less affluent cities and towns.

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Malloy Budget Assumes $1.56B In Labor Savings

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2017 10:40am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a budget Wednesday that makes spending cuts, increases taxes, assumes $1.56 billion in labor savings over two years, and makes sweeping changes to municipal aid.

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Officials Brace Themselves For Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Lawmakers and local elected officials are bracing for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address and what’s expected to be hefty cuts in order to balance next year’s more than $1.5 billion budget deficit.

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February 7, 2017

Republican Lawmakers Jockey To Save Towns From Mid-Year Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Republican legislative leaders were quick to call a press conference Tuesday to announce that they have a plan to restore Democratic Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy’s $20 million in mid-year budget cuts.

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February 5, 2017

Malloy Will Eliminate Property Tax Credit, But Won’t Change Income or Sales Tax

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2017 12:59pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Six years ago when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed his first budget he suggested eliminating the $500 property tax credit on middle income earners, after 17 town halls he partially restored it.

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February 2, 2017

Lembo Reports Smaller Budget Surplus

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT—Connecticut is still staring down a $1.5 billion deficit in 2018, but state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Wednesday that the state is running a small $8.7 million surplus this year.

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February 1, 2017

Abandoned by Republicans, Democrats Get Pension Agreement Over The Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2017 4:19pm

CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT—Republican legislative leaders added a lot of uncertainty to the fate of a deal to restructure the financing of state employee pensions Wednesday when they released their own plan mid-afternoon.

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Governor, Republican Leader Exchange Letters On Pension Deal

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT—Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Senate Republican President Len Fasano, R-North Haven, Tuesday that he won’t be withdrawing a proposal to restructure the state employee pension system.

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