CT News Junkie

A Connecticut news site that understands the usual media offerings just…aren’t…enough.

State Capitol

January 26, 2018

Connecticut General Assembly Will Examine Its Sexual Harassment Policy

by Christine Stuart | Jan 26, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | FOIA | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut General Assembly will reflect this year on its sexual harassment policy for lawmakers and employees at the state Capitol complex.

Continue reading "Connecticut General Assembly Will Examine Its Sexual Harassment Policy" »

January 25, 2018

Wall Street Gives Mixed Review of Education Ruling

by Christine Stuart | Jan 25, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven


HARTFORD, CT — More than a week after Connecticut’s Supreme Court decided that Connecticut’s education system was flawed, but not unconstitutional, one Wall Street firm is says it’s “credit positive” for the state, but not necessarily it’s three biggest cities.

Continue reading "Wall Street Gives Mixed Review of Education Ruling" »

January 24, 2018

Municipal Leaders Support Ending Collective Bargaining for Health and Retirement Benefits

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Waterbury | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie
HARTFORD, CT — Leadership of the state’s largest municipal lobby told a task force Tuesday that pensions and health care benefits should not be part of collective bargaining for municipal employees.

Continue reading "Municipal Leaders Support Ending Collective Bargaining for Health and Retirement Benefits" »

January 20, 2018

Women’s March 2018 Draws Another 10,000 to Hartford

by Doug Hardy | Jan 20, 2018 9:04pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | State Capitol

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie
HARTFORD, CT — When the Women’s March last year drew 10,000 people to the state Capitol, many wondered whether they would be able to maintain the enthusiasm and repeat the performance in 2018.

Turns out they did. The Capitol Police estimated this year’s crowd at around 10,000 once again.

Continue reading "Women’s March 2018 Draws Another 10,000 to Hartford" »

January 16, 2018

Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program

by Christine Stuart | Jan 16, 2018 10:33pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | State Budget | Special Session | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed through Tuesday with a promised veto of the restoration of funds for the Medicare Savings Program.

Continue reading "Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program" »

Connecticut’s Budget Is Still In The Red After Latest Revenue Estimates

by Christine Stuart | Jan 16, 2018 4:16pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo
HARTFORD, CT — Not counting the one-time windfall the state appears to have received from changes to the federal tax law, Connecticut’s revenues are still in the red by $260.1 million this fiscal year and $282.8 million in the next fiscal year.

Continue reading "Connecticut’s Budget Is Still In The Red After Latest Revenue Estimates" »

Overtime Costs Increase

by Christine Stuart | Jan 16, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Pensions | State Capitol

Courtesy of the Office of Fiscal Analysis
HARTFORD, CT — The amount of money Connecticut spent on overtime between July and December 2017 increased by $13.9 million to $115.2 million.

Five state agencies that provide 24/7 services account for over 93 percent of those overtime expenditures.

Continue reading "Overtime Costs Increase" »

January 9, 2018

Longtime Assistant Attorney General Enters Race for AG

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | State Capitol | Bloomfield | West Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie
HARTFORD, CT — Clare Kindall, an assistant attorney general for the past two decades, wants the opportunity to run the Attorney General’s office.

Continue reading "Longtime Assistant Attorney General Enters Race for AG" »

January 5, 2018

Connecticut Lawmakers Expected to Debate Legalizing Marijuana Despite Federal Rule Change

by Jack Kramer | Jan 5, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Health Care | Jobs | State Capitol

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — With the biggest state in the country now selling recreational marijuana and Massachusetts ready to start in a matter of months it’s a sure bet that legalizing pot will once again be a hot issue when the General Assembly session opens in February.

Continue reading "Connecticut Lawmakers Expected to Debate Legalizing Marijuana Despite Federal Rule Change" »

January 3, 2018

Connecticut Retires Debt From Start of Recession

by Christine Stuart | Jan 3, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol

HARTFORD, CT — It took nine years, but the state of Connecticut has finally paid off the Economic Recovery Notes it borrowed to keep the lights on back in 2009.

Continue reading "Connecticut Retires Debt From Start of Recession" »

Social Networks We Use

Connecticut Network

Categories

Our Partners

Sponsored Messages