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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 3:52pm
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 4:00am
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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September 14, 2018

Calling All Candidates!

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Media Matters | State Capitol

November 6 is fast approaching and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire, is back for a third time to help you navigate what is shaping up to be one of the hardest fought elections of our lifetimes.

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August 27, 2018

Speaking for State Dems, Bloomfield Pols Say Elimination of Income Tax Will Put Towns In Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Aug 27, 2018 12:31pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Equality | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Bloomfield

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HARTFORD, CT — Local elected officials from Bloomfield came to the state Capitol Monday to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s proposal to eliminate the income tax over eight years.

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August 21, 2018

2019 Fiscal Year Starts In The Black

by Christine Stuart | Aug 21, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The 2019 budget is off to a good start, but it’s a long way to June 30th.

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August 17, 2018

Independent Ticket Calls Electing Major Party Candidates ‘Insane’

by Christine Stuart | Aug 17, 2018 2:15pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Jobs | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — They weren’t on the ballot Tuesday, but they plan to be on the ballot in November and they argue choosing another Democratic or Republican governor would be “insanity.”

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August 10, 2018

OP-ED | What’s The Matter With Connecticut?

by Bill Curry | Aug 10, 2018 5:23pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol

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What’s the matter with Connecticut? On Tuesday we’ll hold a bunch of primaries featuring the biggest bunch of candidates ever for state-wide office, all running at a time of perceived peril to our state and nation. You’d think we’d have a bunch of real debates; or a few; or one anyway. Not so. How come?

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August 8, 2018

Ganim Focuses On ‘Probably Not’ Statement

by Christine Stuart | Aug 8, 2018 1:13pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

HARTFORD, CT— Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim wasn’t ready Wednesday to stop talking about his last televised debate with Ned Lamont on Tuesday.

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July 13, 2018

DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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June 29, 2018

OP-ED | Inept to the Bitter End

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 29, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Ethics | Jobs | Opinion | Sports | State Capitol | Transparency

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled worrying about the decline of American democracy to remind you that the Connecticut legislature is still completely hopeless.

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