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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the New Austerity

by Susan Bigelow | February 5, 2016 10:00am

The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should be a brutal battle between the governor and state employee unions, with the legislature caught in the middle.

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February 3, 2016

Message of Change Embraced By Some, Panned By Others

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 3:44pm

Christine Stuart photo The economy has changed and Connecticut has to change, too. That was the message Gov. Dannel P. Malloy emphasized in his state of the state address Wednesday.

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Malloy Seeks To Reframe Budget Debate

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 6:54am

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will use a good portion of his State of the State address Wednesday to reframe how lawmakers think about the state budget.

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Municipalities And Their Lobbyists Already Unhappy With Malloy’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Municipalities have largely been held harmless from state budget cuts for the past six fiscal years, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is no longer excluding them from the nearly $570 million in spending cuts he will announce later today.

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February 2, 2016

Malloy, Wyman To Take Budget On The Road

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 10:30am

Josalee Thrift file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be taking his state budget proposal on the road over the next few months, after a one-year hiatus from the tradition.

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February 1, 2016

Republicans Renew 13 Budget Proposals

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 7:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican legislative leaders wasted little time reminding their Democratic colleagues and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they believe they have solutions to the state’s fiscal crisis.

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Malloy Pushes For Lockbox 48 Hours Before Start of Session

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 3:38pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed confidence Monday that he would get the supermajority he needs to send a question about a constitutional lockbox for transportation funds to voters in November.

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Lembo Sides With Malloy On Budget Deficit

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 1:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo has more confidence than nonpartisan legislative budget analysts that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration can achieve the savings it needs to balance the 2016 budget.

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State Wants To Delay Decision On Challenge to Hospital Tax

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 11:30am

More than 60 days ago the Connecticut Hospital Association challenged the constitutionality of the hospital tax and asked two state agencies to justify it.

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Finance Committee Struggles With Some of Tax Panel’s Conclusions

by Rowan Kane | February 1, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo Members of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee were uncertain Friday about how many tax reforms they could implement this year and which ones will have to wait.

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