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July 3, 2015

OP-ED | Union Lobbyists Had Big Wins This Legislative Session

by Suzanne Bates | July 3, 2015 10:00am

In April, when the Democrats on the Finance Committee released their half of the budget calling for more than $2 billion in new revenue, most of the lobbyists were scrambling to get their hands on the details.

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OP-ED | The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the 2015 Special Session

by Susan Bigelow | July 3, 2015 8:00am

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The legislature met early this week to finish up its business from this year’s session, and managed to get a lot done. Some of it was very positive and should help Connecticut move forward. Some of it was a bit less so. And some of it was, well . . .  just ugly.

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OP-ED | Stay In Connecticut But Don’t Dismiss Scott’s Message

by Terry Cowgill | July 3, 2015 5:30am

What should we make of a Republican governor from a large state with a relatively strong economy who comes to embattled Connecticut to steal some jobs from us? For starters, we should pay attention and not dismiss him as a publicity seeker. We should not shoot the messenger, who in this case has a rather questionable business career of his own, but rather assess his message.

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July 1, 2015

Lembo Certifies $115.7M Budget Deficit

by Christine Stuart | July 1, 2015 11:37am

Christine Stuart photo The 2016 budget officially begins today, but the 2015 budget is still running a $115.7 million deficit, according to state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

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June 30, 2015

Malloy Explains Why He Reneged on Promise Not to Raise Taxes

by Elizabeth Regan | June 30, 2015 3:49pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending a months-long budget process that went right up until the last day of the fiscal year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday broke a campaign promise when he signed a two-year, $40.3 billion budget that includes $1.3 billion in tax hikes.

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House Joins Senate In Voting For Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2015 1:19am

Christine Stuart file photo The debate in the House on language to implement the budget focused early Tuesday morning on what the state is doing to attract businesses.

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June 26, 2015

Democrats Roll Back Raises For State Employees & Increase Money For Hospitals

by Elizabeth Regan | June 26, 2015 8:33pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Democratic leaders said late Friday that they reached a deal on changes to the two-year, $40.3 billion state budget.

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OP-ED | Recall Elections: Change We Can Do Without

by Terry Cowgill | June 26, 2015 5:30am

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Change. It’s one of those words when uttered in a political context conjures up images of a cynical office seeker looking to exploit a malaise that might or might not be based in reality.

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June 25, 2015

Legislative Leaders and Governor’s Office Close to Deal on Revised Budget Plan

by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:29pm

Elizabeth Regan Legislative leaders and members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration were meeting Thursday night to hash out a budget plan that rolls back some business taxes and doesn’t cut too much spending, but finds just the right balance to win approval.

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June 23, 2015

Concerned About Cuts, Recipients and Human Service Providers Remind Lawmakers That ‘People Matter’

by Elizabeth Regan | June 23, 2015 6:00pm

Advocates for human and social services were lined up outside the closed doors of the House Majority Caucus room at the state capitol Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers got up to speed on the latest developments in the state budget process.

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