Author: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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Huge questions over how state aid for schools and state colleges ultimately will fare will be a critical focus of Democratic and Republican leaders as they... [Read More]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reaffirmed his opposition to the new state budget Monday and urged all sides to compromise on a new one. The... [Read More]
Connecticut's state budget grew exponentially more complicated Friday as three moderate Senate Democrats bolted their caucus and teamed with 18... [Read More]
The Connecticut Hospital Association, which was sharply critical of the governor's proposal to boost taxes on the industry Monday, negotiated legal "assurances" with the governor... [Read More]
The proposed solution to the Connecticut budget impasse would break new ground raising revenue with taxes and fees on seasonal homes, cell phones and fantasy... [Read More]
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As Democratic legislative leaders scrambled Thursday morning to get a new state budget ready for a vote later in the day, they readied an unusual... [Read More]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday he would ease proposed municipal aid cuts and other cost-shifts onto cities and towns by nearly $775 million in... [Read More]
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin warned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature Thursday that the capital city is at risk of insolvency within 60 days,... [Read More]
A task force assigned to the probe has missed its Aug. 1 deadline — and on Tuesday state education department officials that staffed the panel... [Read More]
Tags: State - broken - probe
The State Board of Education was told last month that the department is working on paring back existing certification requirements and creating new non-traditional pathways... [Read More]
A lengthy agenda was awaiting action by the State Board of Education Wednesday. But first came the pleas of two Bridgeport parents beseeching it to do... [Read More]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has offered a major compromise to end the state budget standoff, scaling back his proposed shift of teacher pension costs to... [Read More]
With rank-and-file state legislators still slated to return to the Capitol next week — potentially to adopt a new state budget — legislative leaders said... [Read More]
House Democratic leadership has a new plan to redistribute reduced non-education grants to cities and towns largely on the basis of wealth. [Read More]
House Democrats' latest budget proposal, while more favorable to municipalities than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan, nonetheless would compel Malloy to cancel nearly $300 million... [Read More]
The governor's budget chief recently asked municipal leaders to give him an update on their community's fiscal health as pressure mounts at the State Capitol... [Read More]
After months of exploring a bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, state Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo announced Thursday he would seek a third term in... [Read More]
Municipal leaders pushed back Wednesday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposals to shift costs onto cities and towns. [Read More]
Increasing taxes on the wealthy — a solution in several state budget crises — seemed off the table this year. But the discussion may not... [Read More]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration is polling cities and towns to determine how many will run out of operating cash by this spring — or... [Read More]
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