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October 19, 2018

OP-ED | Who Will Be Connecticut’s Next ‘Education Governor’?

by Barth Keck | Oct 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Education Opinion | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions

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As Election Day nears, the gubernatorial candidates have ratcheted up the rhetoric.

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September 13, 2018

OP-ED | In Search Of The Perfect Tax - And A Realistic Strategy

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 13, 2018 4:21pm
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes

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No matter who wins the governor’s race, the elusive search for revenue to close a projected $4.6 billion two-year deficit will commence the next day, or as soon as the victor recovers from his hangover.

Pay no attention to the Stefanowski behind the curtain. Yes, that must have been where Bob Stefanowski was hiding during the first gubernatorial debate last Wednesday. Maybe he had a good reason.

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August 20, 2018

ANALYSIS | Ned Malloy vs. Bob Trumpowski

by Christine Stuart | Aug 20, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — The two major party candidates for governor wasted no time outlining the proxy war that would be fought over the next 78 days.

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July 22, 2018

ANALYSIS | Pension Shortfalls Loom Large; 2 Experts Talked Solutions With CCM At June Meeting

by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities | Jul 22, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | Member Opinion | State Budget | Pensions

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Jean-Pierre Aubry, an expert from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research, and W. Gordon Hamlin, Jr., president of Pro Bono Public Pensions and a 2016 Fellow in Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, gave separate presentations on what was affectionately dubbed the 800 pound gorilla in the room: Public Pensions.

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May 25, 2018

Auditors Discover ‘Conflict of Interest’, Overpayments at UConn Health

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2018 1:49pm
Posted to: Education | Health Care | State Budget | Pensions | Transparency | Farmington

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HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Health Center increased the salaries of employees who approved a consulting contract for the interim head of the center, rehired retired employees, and paid employees more than they should have been compensated under their contracts, according to the Auditors of Public Accounts.

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April 20, 2018

Republicans, Democrats Get Ready To Argue Over April Income Tax Receipts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The bean counters at the state Capitol are telling lawmakers that income tax revenues are coming in 46 percent better than initially projected, but it’s unlikely the two parties will agree on exactly what to do with it.

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April 9, 2018

State Gov’t Not Immune to NDAs and Big Severance Payouts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Ethics | FOIA | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s non-disclosure agreement with a former aide may have made headlines recently, but it’s not unique to Congress or even Connecticut state government.

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March 5, 2018

Connecticut Has Investments In Gun Makers

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Public Health | Public Safety | Wall Street | Newtown | Pensions | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector

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HARTFORD, CT — The state of Connecticut has $16.5 million or 0.05 percent of its six pension funds and nine trust funds invested in five companies that manufacture guns.

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March 1, 2018

Commission Calls For Reduction In Taxes, End to Collective Bargaining For Benefits

by Christine Stuart | Mar 1, 2018 3:47pm
Posted to: The Economy | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The 14-member Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth made 10 recommendations Thursday, including a reduction in income taxes, an increase in sales and corporation taxes, a $1 billion reduction in annual operating expenses, and an end to collective bargaining for benefits.

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February 12, 2018

Barnes Says Malloy Took ‘Light Touch’ To Legislature’s Two-Year Budget

by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes defended Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget Friday stating the administration “tried to remain true to the bipartisan (2018) budget passed over the governor’s objection.”

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