by Jack Kramer | Jan 16, 2019 12:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Labor | Local Politics | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes
PLANTSVILLE, CT — The timing of municipal aid and who should be responsible for funding the Teacher Retirement System were primary topics of discussion between legislative leaders and municipal officials at the annual Council of Small Towns (COST) meeting Wednesday.
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by CTNewsJunkie | Jan 16, 2019 9:51am
Posted to: Opinion | Live Broadcast | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol
CTNewsJunkie’s first policy panel discussion of 2019, The Squeeze Is On: The Next State Budget, featured as panelists State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Connecticut School Finance Project Executive Director Katie Roy, and Deputy House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora with CTNewsJunkie’s Christine Stuart as moderator.
This event was made possible through the sponsorship of Dominion Energy and host reSETco.org (the Social Enterprise Trust) — Hartford’s first co-working space.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 11, 2019 9:52am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions
HARTFORD, CT — Would $500 million in state-owned property be enough to create a trust fund to help stabilize one of the nation’s worst under-funded pension liabilities? Should state parks and forests be exempt from consideration? What about polluted or historic properties?
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 1:29pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | State Budget | Pensions | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT —Stemming population loss, fixing the state’s deteriorating highways and tackling the multi-billion dollar issue of the teacher’s retirement system were the top issues a panel of experts listed Friday as ways to right Connecticut’s fiscal ship.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 20, 2018 12:00am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — “I think what people fail to understand is I didn’t think I was going to have a second term,” outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday during a wide-ranging exit interview in his office.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes believes two powerful groups — hospitals and municipalities — are the biggest obstacles to Connecticut’s fiscal stability.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 13, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions
HARTFORD, CT — The Pension Stability Commission won’t finish its work before the start of a new legislative session, but its members intend to ask Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz for permission to continue.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 12, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8 p.m.) In 2018, most of the $2 billion Connecticut paid state retirees stayed in Connecticut, but at least $184.5 million went to 4,800 retirees who now live in Florida.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2018 3:16pm
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, a group which no longer exists, wants to remain relevant with a modified report they say reflects the reality of Connecticut’s fiscal condition.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Education | State Budget | Pensions | Wall Street
HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing State Treasurer Denise Nappier told a commission that the state should use Connecticut Lottery revenues and other state assets to ensure its contribution to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund.
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