November 20, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | November 20, 2015 3:44pm
by Terry Cowgill | November 20, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut’s “period of permanent fiscal crisis,” so-called by Malloy administration budget chief Ben Barnes last fall, sounded like something of an exaggeration. Though he has recently renounced the comment, Barnes simply blurted out the truth when he used the now-famous phrase.
November 19, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2015 7:09pm
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2015 5:30am
Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes told the legislature’s two budget writing committees Wednesday that he regretted a comment he made back in 2014 following the re-election of his boss, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Tags: Ben Barnes, OPM, State Budget, deficit, projections, BRF, Budget Reserve Fund, dh
November 17, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2015 5:30am
November 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2015 3:45pm
The legislature’s Democratic majority released a proposal Monday to close a $350 million budget shortfall by, among other things, suspending Connecticut’s landmark campaign finance system for the 2016 election cycle.
November 12, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2015 4:59pm
Details of Thursday’s budget negotiations between Republicans, Democrats, and the Malloy administration were supposed to remain private, but within a short period of time details of the plans proposed by the Republicans and the Malloy administration were leaked to the CT Mirror.
November 10, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2015 1:11pm
The legislature’s Office of Fiscal Analysis and the governor’s Office of Policy and Management agreed Tuesday that revenue is running $218 million shy of estimates, a number that doubles in 2017.
November 6, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | November 6, 2015 10:00am
States cannot declare bankruptcy. Unlike cities and companies, there is no legal provision for states to shed debt, even if that debt becomes overwhelming.
by Terry Cowgill | November 6, 2015 5:30am
It is with some amusement that I’ve been watching the ongoing discussions in Hartford about a proposed “lockbox” for revenues meant to be used for transportation. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has recently reiterated his call for a constitutional amendment to ensure that taxes collected expressly for transportation initiatives are used as such. Sounds like a good idea, right?