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September 14, 2017

Republicans Pivot To 2018 As Democrats Work On Finishing Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2017 7:38pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The actual language to implement the budget still wasn’t available Thursday at 8:30 p.m. as Democratic lawmakers went behind closed-doors to caucus a two-year, partisan budget proposal.

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Mix of Fees and Taxes Will Be Used To Balance Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2017 4:17pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — After months of missed deadlines and weeks of uncertainty, the legislature’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee adopted a two-year revenue package that establishes a cellphone tax, reduces a popular middle class tax credit, creates a statewide property tax on seasonal homes, and increases taxes on hotels and hospitals.

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Dems Hope Real Estate, Cellphone Tax Ideas Will Stick

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — In lieu of a broad based increase in the sales tax, Democratic legislative leaders were working on finalizing a budget Wednesday that will include a monthly tax on cellphone bills and certain real estate transactions.

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September 13, 2017

Budget Negotiations Slowed, Finance Meeting Postponed

by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2017 5:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The photo of white smoke posted on House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s Facebook page Wednesday morning may have been a little premature.

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A Cellphone Surcharge? It’s Just One Revenue Idea

by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2017 5:29am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — In order to balance the budget Democratic lawmakers are negotiating with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, they will need to fill a hole that amounts to $87 million in 2018 and $133 million in 2019.

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September 12, 2017

Republicans Propose Budget, Democrats Continue Negotiating With Malloy

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2017 5:43pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was negotiating with Democratic legislative leaders Tuesday, but neither he nor the Democrats said they had a two-year budget deal to announce.

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September 11, 2017

Electronic Tolls Find Their Way Into Budget Debate

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2017 5:29am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — In June, the House failed to muster enough support to pass legislation to set up electronic highway tolling, but legislative support may not matter if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gets his way.

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September 8, 2017

Malloy Offers Changes To Sales and Hospital Taxes And Municipal Aid

by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2017 12:06pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made what he called his last, best budget offer to legislative leaders Friday.

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September 7, 2017

Malloy Moves On Municipal Funding and Lawmakers Continue Negotiations

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2017 3:53pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that he’s willing to scale back some of the changes to municipal aid that he proposed as part of his budget package earlier this year.

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Community Providers Rally For A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2017 12:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 500 advocates, family members, and clients gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol to ask legislative leaders to pass a budget that funds services for their community.

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