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December 6, 2016

Lembo’s Office Flooded With Calls, Emails Following Inquiry Into Mississippi Group’s Policies

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 4:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After asking a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights for more information about how it conforms with Connecticut’s nondiscrimination clause to qualify for state employee payroll deductions, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo became the group’s newest target.

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December 5, 2016

Lembo Sums Up Connecticut’s Budget Crisis For Business Leaders

by Jack Kramer | December 5, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N NORWALK, CT — Comptroller Kevin Lembo knew he was playing to a tough crowd when he agreed to talk to a group of Connecticut business leaders about the state of the state’s economy.

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December 1, 2016

Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

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November 19, 2016

No Easy Answers To Budget Deficiencies

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — The Office of Early Childhood and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner are among a handful of state agencies experiencing budget shortfalls this year.

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November 10, 2016

Revenue Drop Will Create Challenges For Next Two Year Budget

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2016 7:15pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo State revenues are down $49.3 million over last month, but there’s no reason to hit the panic button just yet. The bad news comes in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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November 4, 2016

Half of State Agencies Submit Their Budget Proposals

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 1:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A $10 vehicle registration fee, prison closings, state employee retirements, funding cuts to elderly property relief programs and to employment opportunities for the blind and disabled are just a few of the budget reduction and revenue options proposed by half of the state’s 40 agencies.

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November 3, 2016

House Democrats Pitch Changes To Clean Election System; Republicans Say They’re Hypocrites

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2016 1:17pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — With less than a week left in the campaign, House Democratic leadership said they want to change Connecticut’s election clean law in a way that would create a challenge to Citizens United. Republican legislative leaders called the move hypocritical and desperate.

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November 2, 2016

Record Number of Voters Register In Connecticut; Officials Say They Are Prepared

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2016 1:00pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — In 2010, Bridgeport ran out of ballots. And in 2014 Hartford voters at some polling places were unable to vote first thing in the morning because the official voter check lists had not been delivered on time.

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October 31, 2016

14 General Assembly Candidates Pledge To Protect Connecticut’s FOI Law

by Jack Kramer | October 31, 2016 11:00am

Eleven House of Representative and three state Senate candidates have either signed up or expressed an interest in signing a pledge to protect the Freedom of Information Commission.

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October 17, 2016

Republicans Call For Hearing On Budget Reporting Discrepancies

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2016 12:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican legislative leaders in the House and the Senate are asking Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration to explain the discrepancy in revenue figures his office reported in September.

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