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February 27, 2015

They Hate The Cuts, But Malloy Doubts They Will Increase Taxes

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2015 12:26pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 1:20 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Thursday that the legislature hates cuts in his proposed budget and lacks consensus to raise taxes. But the governor said a lot can change in the three months before a budget plan must be approved.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Resident State Trooper Program A Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm

It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.

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Budget Is Over Cap, But Malloy Will Let Legislature Fix It

by Elizabeth Regan | February 26, 2015 3:23pm

Christine Stuart photo An accounting error that pushed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal $54 million over the spending cap is now the legislature’s problem to deal with, according to budget director Benjamin Barnes.

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February 24, 2015

Border Toll Bill Riles Residents

by Elizabeth Regan | February 24, 2015 6:20pm

Connecticut Electronic Tolling and Congestion Pricing Study graphic Reviving tolls — an idea that’s failed to gain traction in Connecticut for more than 25 years — will be at the center of a public hearing Wednesday as the Transportation Committee seeks input on a bill that would establish electronic tolling at the state’s borders.

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Business Community Pans Malloy Tax Increases

by Cara Rosner | February 24, 2015 12:00pm

CTNJ file photo Tax proposals in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget would negatively affect businesses, hindering economic investment in Connecticut, according to the state’s largest business association.

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February 23, 2015

Barnes to Nappier: ‘We Can Not Afford to Over-Budget Your Debt Service’

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2015 8:47pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes told state Treasurer Denise Nappier Monday that the administration isn’t backing off its position that debt service will be $325 million lower than her estimate.

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February 22, 2015

Nappier to Malloy: Your Budget May Harm CT’s Reputation With Investors

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 22, 2015 12:53pm

State Treasurer Denise Nappier wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday saying his two-year budget proposal, which is shy about $325 million in debt service, is “too aggressive” and could harm Connecticut’s reputation with investors.

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February 18, 2015

Malloy Budget Tackles Deficits By Boosting Tax Revenue and Spending Cuts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 18, 2015 4:48pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented the legislature with $40 billion budget proposal Wednesday that boosts tax revenue by $900 million and cuts $1.3 billion in state spending to address more than $2 billion in projected deficits.

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Budget Raises Revenues, Cuts Spending, Borrows For Transportation

by Hugh McQuaid | February 18, 2015 11:59am

Hugh McQuaid photo The budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled Wednesday raises tax revenue by $914 million and cuts spending by $1.3 billion in an effort to close a $2.5 billion two-year budget deficit.

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February 17, 2015

Senate Democrats Seek to End Tax on Veterans’ Retirement Benefits

by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 3:34pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Majority Democrats in the Senate announced Tuesday they would prioritize exempting retired military veterans from paying income tax on their retirement benefits through a bill that would cost the state about $4 million per year.

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