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May 5, 2016

2016 Legislative Session Limps To An End

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2016 12:30am

Christine Stuart photo 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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May 4, 2016

Yale Tax Bill Scrapped; Study Next

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm

shutterstock 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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Legislature Will Return For Extra Innings On 2017 Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2016 5:36pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo (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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Lawmaker Storms Out In Disgust As Committee Struggles To Adopt Revenue Estimates

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2016 1:51pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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Dems Get A Budget Deal, But Republicans Have To Let Them Pass It

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2016 12:19am

Christine Stuart photo 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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May 3, 2016

Gov. Stops To Pick Up Penny, But Will It Be Good Luck?

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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More Job Cuts Announced; Judicial Branch Looking at Another 600 Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 3:50pm

Christine Stuart file photo 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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With Clock Ticking, Still No Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:29pm

Christine Stuart file photo 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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May 2, 2016

Malloy Gives Lawmakers Second Revised Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 4:44pm

Christine Stuart file photo (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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Malloy To Come Back To Budget Negotiating Table With Offer

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 9:00am

CTNJ file photo (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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