by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2016 12:30am
With a budget that’s dragging into a special session, the 2016 legislative session limped to a close Wednesday without much urgency, energy or excitement.
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by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm
Attempts to update legislation that some felt would lead to increasing taxation of properties owned in New Haven by Yale University have been shelved — for now.
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by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2016 5:36pm
(Updated 7:32 p.m.) The General Assembly will adjourn at midnight Wednesday without adjusting the 2017 budget, but legislative leaders promised to return, possibly as soon as next week, to balance it.
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by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2016 1:51pm
In order to adjust the 2017 budget, lawmakers first have to adopt new revenue figures. But what is generally a simple exercise was more complicated Wednesday by the state’s new economic reality, lack of sleep, and emotions.
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by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2016 12:19am
Democratic legislative leaders said they’ve reached a deal to close the $960 million budget gap in 2017 with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, but the power has shifted to the Republican minority, who have to decide whether they want to defeat it.
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by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 8:16pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with Democratic legislative leaders for more than an hour behind closed doors Tuesday night.
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by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 3:50pm
A total of 89 state employees at the Department of Developmental Services received their pink slips Tuesday, along with one employee from the Military Department.
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by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:29pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked lawmakers in February to avoid passing a state budget on the last day of the legislative session like they did in 2015.
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by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 4:44pm
(Updated 8:10 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his staff weren’t available this weekend to go over changes to the state budget, but on Monday gave Democratic legislative leaders a 107-page budget revision that doesn’t increase taxes and cuts $42 million more than his April budget revision.
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by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 9:00am
(Updated 12:50 p.m.) After being absent from the budget negotiating table all weekend, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to come back Monday with an offer that restores some education and hospital funding.
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