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May 25, 2017

Bipartisan Coalition Continues To Pitch ‘Passport to the Parks’

by Jack Kramer | May 25, 2017 2:42pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A few days before the unofficial kick-off of the summer season —  Memorial Day weekend — a group of legislators from both political parties made a renewed pitch for the state to spend millions to maintain Connecticut’s parks and forests.

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May 22, 2017

Union Framework Released, But No Final Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are close to reaching a five-year deal that would freeze wages over the next three years, require employees to contribute more to their pension and healthcare benefits, and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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Union Negotiations Resume Later This Week

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Republican legislative leaders Friday that he won’t be able to get more from the labor unions than what he had asked for back in February.

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May 19, 2017

Lawmakers, Tribal Chairmen Applaud Governor’s Casino Remarks

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2017 11:04pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —Lawmakers who favor maintaining the exclusivity of two federally recognized Indian tribes’ gaming operations in Connecticut applauded comments that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made Friday to another news organization.

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OP-ED | That Sinking Feeling

by Susan Bigelow | May 19, 2017 10:00am

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There comes a moment during the filling up of the boat with water that cold reality sets in: just bailing it out isn’t working anymore, and the ship’s going down.

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May 18, 2017

Budget Negotiations Begin, But There’s No Labor Agreement Yet

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s taking Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his staff some time to digest three new budget proposals, two from Republicans and one from Democrats.

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May 16, 2017

Dems Look To Marijuana, Gaming & Tolls To Fill Budget Hole; GOP Wants More Labor Savings

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 4:05pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Legislative Democratic leaders put forward a budget proposal Tuesday that legalizes marijuana, expands casino gaming, creates a paid Family and Medical Leave system, and reduces funding for Connecticut’s clean election system.

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Wall Street Ratings Agency Puts Pressure On Connecticut To Handle Debt

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Moody's HARTFORD, CT — It was the second time in less than two days that a Wall Street rating agency downgraded Connecticut’s bonds.

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May 15, 2017

Malloy’s Revisions Continue To Ask Municipalities For Help Balancing The State Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 2:23pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget proposal cuts an additional $600 million in the first year of the two-year budget for 2018-19, bringing spending down 1.2 percent below the current year’s budget.

And within the proposal Malloy also continues to ask cities and towns for help.

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Advocates Continue Push for Sugary Beverage Tax

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 12:53pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — In a last-ditch effort to get it included in the budget, one lawmaker and two experts from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity tried to convince the governor and lawmakers to include a sugary beverage tax in their budget proposals.

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