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July 21, 2017

VIDEO | Malloy Briefs News Media on Budget Situation, Says Feds Lied About Who ICE Would Target

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2017 6:00pm

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House Will Take Up Labor Agreement Monday, Veto Overrides Are Still A Question Mark

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2017 2:56pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The House Democratic caucus has decided it will vote on the $1.57 billion labor savings package Monday.

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OP-ED | Post-Accountability: Now, The Buck Stops Nowhere

by Barth Keck | July 21, 2017 5:30am

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Post-accountability. That’s the word I predicted would be 2017’s “word of the year.” It seemed a reasonable follow-up to last year’s winners.

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July 20, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Too-Costly Union Deal

by Susan Bigelow | July 20, 2017 7:00pm

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Connecticut’s state employee unions approved a concessions package this week that will save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the deal comes at way too high a price, and will make closing the deficit much harder in the years to come.

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July 19, 2017

Poll: Malloy Still Third Most Unpopular Governor In The Country

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy remains the third most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Tuesday.

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July 18, 2017

5 Arrested In Governor’s Office Protest Calling For Increase In Revenues

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 1:15pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Five disability advocates, three of them in wheelchairs, were arrested Tuesday after refusing to vacate the front of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office in an act of civil disobedience to protest funding cuts to programs for those in need.

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Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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July 14, 2017

No Budget Vote On July 18

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2017 3:31pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5 p.m.) Unable to finalize a bipartisan agreement, the General Assembly won’t be voting on a two-year budget July 18, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Friday.

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July 11, 2017

Republicans Offer Budget Proposal, But There’s Still No Compromise

by Christine Stuart | July 11, 2017 4:17pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Union leaders, municipal officials, lobbyists, and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz showed up Tuesday for a presentation of the House Republican budget proposal.

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July 10, 2017

Connecticut Continues Focus On Cybersecurity

by Christine Stuart | July 10, 2017 1:03pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is taking a leading role in actively fighting back against cybersecurity attacks, according to state officials.

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