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May 26, 2015

Budget Negotiators Express Optimism Over Weekend Talks

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo State budget negotiators worked through the weekend to try to come up with a package both sides could agree upon, while Republican lawmakers tried one last time to get a seat at the table.

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May 22, 2015

OP-ED | Respect, Protect Constitutional Spending Cap

by Brian Flaherty | May 22, 2015 2:51pm

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Connecticut’s modern constitution and I both turn 50 this year. In all, it has been a pretty good run. And while I certainly can’t claim as storied a lineage as our founding document — which dates to the Fundamental Orders in 1638 — we’ve struck up a relationship over the years.

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OP-ED | Promises, Promises? Taxes, Pension Debt, the Deficit, and the Spending Cap

by Suzanne Bates | May 22, 2015 9:03am


While the battle about next year’s budget continues at the Capitol, there was a reminder this week that this year’s budget is still unresolved because of a lingering $165 million deficit.

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May 19, 2015

Measure to Protect Transportation Fund One Step Closer to Referendum

by Elizabeth Regan | May 19, 2015 2:42pm

Elizabeth Regan Connecticut voters may get the chance to weigh in on a “lock box” measure that would prevent state government from siphoning money from the Special Transportation Fund to cover other General Fund expenses.

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May 18, 2015

New Poll Suggests Voters Want to Protect The Spending Cap

by Elizabeth Regan | May 18, 2015 3:39pm

Elizabeth Regan A poll released Monday by the Yankee Institute cautions lawmakers running for re-election next year that breaking the spending cap is even less popular than raising taxes.

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May 15, 2015

OP-ED | Politicians Agree To Limits On Spending, But Hate Them

by Terry Cowgill | May 15, 2015 5:29am

It would be funny if it weren’t such a travesty. In order to appease taxpayers, lawmakers reluctantly agree to limits on revenue or spending. Then they while away the ensuing years trying to avoid the very limits they supported.

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May 13, 2015

Budget Negotiations Get Started, Republicans Want A Seat At the Table

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 2:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with Democratic legislative leaders Monday to set forth a framework for negotiating the two-year, $40 billion budget.

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May 11, 2015

Budget Negotiations Begin, As About 100 Attend Republican Public Hearing

by Elizabeth Regan and Christine Stuart | May 11, 2015 4:58pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic lawmakers sat down for the first time Monday to begin negotiations on the two-year, $40 billion budget.

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State Bond Commission Approves $337.8M

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2015 12:10pm

Christine Stuart photo The state Bond Commission approved another $337.8 million in general obligation bonds Monday.

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House Approves Change to Minimum Budget Requirement

by Elizabeth Regan | May 11, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo A bill that addresses rising property taxes by giving municipalities more freedom in crafting their education budgets is on its way to the Senate after unanimous approval from the House of Representatives last week.

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