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January 5, 2018

OP-ED | Teacher Pension Predicament Requires Enlightened Solutions

by Barth Keck | Jan 5, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Labor | Opinion | Social Security | State Budget | Pensions

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Each new year offers the potential for a fresh start, but progress in 2018 will be challenging in Connecticut.

At year’s end, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators were still tussling over budget issues, the state continued to lose jobs, and none of the preliminary gubernatorial candidates offered honest solutions to the state’s fiscal quagmire.

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January 3, 2018

Nappier Touts Accomplishments In Announcing She Won’t Seek Re-Election

by Christine Stuart | Jan 3, 2018 3:56pm
Posted to: Business | Election 2018 | Hartford | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — After two decades in office, state Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday that she won’t be seeking re-election.

As the first African-American woman elected to serve as Treasurer, Nappier’s tenure began when she defeated Paul J. Silvester, a Republican incumbent who would later serve prison time for giving more than $500 million from in state pension funds to private investment funds in exchange for kickbacks.

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December 19, 2017

Malloy Looks To Commission To Help Preserve His Legacy, Jump Start Legislature

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

Christine Stuart  / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hoping a 14-member group of business leaders can help him convince the legislature to make some tough, but necessary progress in his final year in office.

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December 4, 2017

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Floats Tax Cuts

by Christine Stuart | Dec 4, 2017 3:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — An investment banker running for the Republican nomination for governor is embracing the economic policies espoused by his friend of two decades, Arthur Laffer, who rose to prominence during the Reagan administration.

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October 31, 2017

State Treasurer Candidates Tout Newcomer Status

by Christine Stuart | Oct 31, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford | Pensions

Courtesy of the campaign HARTFORD, CT — Keeping with what seems to be a theme for 2018 of candidates who have never sought elected office, a Hartford attorney and a former chief investment officer are throwing their hats in the ring for state treasurer.

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October 26, 2017

Cities and Towns Exhale With Budget Vote

by Jack Kramer | Oct 26, 2017 3:51pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Leaders of Connecticut’s 169 towns were breathing easier Thursday after the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a $41.34 billion, two-year budget that spares huge municipal budget cuts.

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Senate Praises Bipartisan Budget & Sends It To House

by Christine Stuart | Oct 26, 2017 2:00am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —The state Senate’s 33-3 vote Thursday morning on a $41.34 billion, two-year budget may be one of the final steps in ending an historic four-month budget stalemate.

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October 25, 2017

Legislature Poised To Adopt Bipartisan Budget

by Christine Stuart | Oct 25, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders who worked to put this budget deal together without Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the room said they hope he signs it, but they’re not expecting him to do so. That means they will need to find 101 votes in the House and 24 in the Senate.

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October 24, 2017

Senator Compares Budget Process To Tooth Abscess

by Christine Stuart | Oct 24, 2017 5:20pm
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle believe they have enough votes to pass a two-year budget package that they negotiated without Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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October 23, 2017

Nappier, Malloy Offer Lawmakers Some Caution On Budget

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — As they wait for legislative leaders to finish drafting a bipartisan budget proposal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and State Treasurer Denise Nappier are issuing some words of caution.

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