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November 12, 2018

ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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We in Connecticut never agree on anything except how miserable we all are, but on Tuesday over 85 percent of voters ratified the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. One, which will create a constitutional “lockbox” for the Special Transportation Fund, has the potential to influence our lives in a big way — but how is that going to work?

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October 30, 2018

Voters Also Divided On Public Policy, Taxes

by Christine Stuart | Oct 30, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Poll | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents aren’t only divided on which candidate they want to see in the governor’s office, they’re evenly split on whether they would like to see a reduction in their property tax or prefer a cut in the statewide income tax.

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October 22, 2018

Democratic Candidates: Stefanowski’s Position On Minimum Wage Is ‘Radical’

by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 11:21am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Poverty | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m. ) Democratic candidates say video they found of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shows what he really thinks about the minimum wage.

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October 16, 2018

Both Parties Ask Malloy Not To Fill Arts and Culture Position

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Arts | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) There’s no indication outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has anyone in mind for the position, but both Democratic legislative leaders, Republicans, and two men running for governor are critical of the decision to advertise an opening for an Arts and Culture Administrator.

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September 28, 2018

Transfer To Rainy Day Fund Is ‘Credit Positive’

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2018 11:45am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s still unclear if Connecticut’s borrowing capacity was limited by language adopted as part of the May budget adjustments, but Wall Street did appreciate its recent $200 million contribution to the Rainy Day Fund.

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September 20, 2018

Connecticut’s Budget Revenues Are On Pace to Increase Rainy Day Fund

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 3:25pm
Posted to: State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office projected Thursday that Connecticut will have over $2 billion in the Rainy Day Fund by June 30.

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Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.

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Report: Hundreds of State Bridges Need Repair

by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 11:51am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.

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September 19, 2018

Nappier Says Drafting Error Will Constrain Bonding Capacity; Malloy Administration Calls Attorney

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 2:52pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — State Treasurer Denise Nappier informed legislative leaders Wednesday that they inadvertently reduced the state’s bonding capacity by failing to include certain exemptions in the budget adjustment it passed in the final hours of the legislative session.

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Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.

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