by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm
HARTFORD, CT - Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.
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by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 10:34am
Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Morna Murray is resigning at the beginning of the new year, according to a statement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.
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by Christine Stuart | November 30, 2016 3:40pm
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s two budget-writing committees got some sobering news Wednesday about the state’s budget situation over the next three years.
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by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:16pm
HARTFORD, CT — More than a 100 fast food, child care, and home care providers huddled under the north portico of the state Capitol in Hartford Tuesday to call on lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 1:07pm
HARTFORD, CT — The 23-member commission that’s working to define a spending cap for the General Assembly to adopt next year needs a little more time to complete its work.
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by Christine Stuart | November 23, 2016 1:36pm
Connecticut is facing at least a $1.5 billion deficit over the next year and possibly a $3.1 billion deficit over the next two years, and Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano is anxious to start having discussions about how to fix it.
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by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am
HARTFORD, CT — The Office of Early Childhood and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner are among a handful of state agencies experiencing budget shortfalls this year.
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by Terry Cowgill | November 18, 2016 5:30am
One of the oddities of this year’s elections, aside from the fact that we elected an unlikely president, is that for the first time in recent memory the Connecticut Senate is now deadlocked at 18 — the result of the Republicans flipping three seats from Democratic to GOP control.
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by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2016 5:30am
The top two legislative leaders in what is now a split state Senate agree on one thing: there’s no agreement yet on how the upper chamber will be organized.
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by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2016 5:30am
Two fiscal reports released Tuesday offer a sobering glimpse of the budget challenges lawmakers face when they return in January.
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