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August 21, 2017

Fasano Says Malloy’s Executive Order Is ‘Illegal’

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2017 11:00pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Republican Senate President Len Fasano thinks the governor’s new executive order is illegal and he wants Attorney General George Jepsen’s opinion.

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August 18, 2017

Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 1:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

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August 17, 2017

Lawmakers On Track To Make This The Longest Budget Debate In History

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With summer vacations ongoing and no final product to debate, House Democratic legislative leaders told their members to keep the week of September 11 open for a possible budget vote.

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August 11, 2017

Municipal Lobby Says Meeting Should Not Be Mistaken As Support

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2017 10:05pm

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Relief from expensive unfunded mandates and its relationship with labor unions were just some of the topics discussed by the governor and the heads of two municipal lobbies Friday.

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OP-ED | CCM Initiatives Reflect Municipal Leaders’ Commitment To Collectivity

by Joe DeLong | August 11, 2017 7:41am

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Something remarkable happened last fall in a crowded conference room in Meriden. Municipal leaders from across the state gathered to discuss community-based economic growth with reform from the General Assembly. The committee, on the heels of a discussion point, were taking a short break when Leo Paul, First Selectman of Litchfield, began to speak.

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August 3, 2017

Malloy Signals Deeper Cuts To Municipalities, But Speaker Pushes Back

by Christine Stuart | August 3, 2017 1:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is headed to Aspen, Colorado for a Democratic Governors Association meeting, but before leaving he sent a letter possibly hoping to nudge Democratic legislators looking to spare municipalities from the budget ax.

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July 28, 2017

Budget Stalemate Begins To Take Its Toll

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2017 1:02pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Thursday that if the Senate votes against the labor agreement “then we’ll never have a budget.”

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July 24, 2017

Senate Joins House In Overriding Malloy On Affordable Housing

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2017 6:29pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8:20 p.m.) The House voted 101-47 and the Senate voted 24-12 to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of legislation that changes, or according to the governor, “rolls back,“ affordable housing laws.

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Municipalities Struggle Without Budget Deal In Place

by Jack Kramer | July 24, 2017 12:43pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly half the 61 towns and cities that participated in a Connecticut Conference of Municipalities survey have imposed some kind of spending freeze during the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

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July 7, 2017

Malloy Vetoes Changes To Affordable Housing Law, Two Other Bills

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2017 12:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 4:30 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Friday that he said would make it easier for municipalities to “deny proposed affordable housing projects and shield themselves from an appeals process designed to overcome local resistance to fair and affordable housing.”

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