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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intensified pressure on the legislature Monday to come into special session to repair the new state budget, projecting a $203 million... [Read More]
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A legislator who helped create CT-N, the public affairs network that provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the General Assembly, accused legislative leaders from the House floor... [Read More]
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The House of Representatives overwhelmingly gave final approval Wednesday to a measure fixing technical flaws with the hospital tax, a renters' rebate program and other... [Read More]
The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to fix a series of technical issues in the new state budget, including a flaw with the new hospital provider... [Read More]
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Less than three weeks after legislators approved the new state budget, eroding revenues have opened deficits topping $175 million this fiscal year and nearing $150... [Read More]
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A vice president and economist with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Peter Gioia has spent the past 18 years with the state's chief business... [Read More]
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While the new state budget promises an array of tax cuts two and three years from now, it also leaves the next governor and legislature... [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his line-item veto to reject a new taxing arrangement on hospitals, but signed into law the bulk of a new,... [Read More]
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Despite legislative approval of a bipartisan state budget, a major Wall Street credit rating agency warned Friday municipalities still will struggle to get affordable credit. [Read More]
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With the flourish of a veto-proof margin, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give final legislative passage to an overdue, bipartisan budget crafted without... [Read More]
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With the final flourish of a veto-proof margin, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give final legislative passage to an overdue, bipartisan budget crafted... [Read More]
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Updated at 2 a.m. The Senate took a major step early Thursday toward ending Connecticut's nearly 17-week budget impasse, overwhelmingly adopting a $41.3 billion,... [Read More]
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Legislators authorized new borrowing to assist homeowners in eastern Connecticut with crumbling foundations, to upgrade the XL Center in Hartford and to complement a new... [Read More]
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The two-year state budget the Senate is scheduled to debate Wednesday evening relies on tax and fee hikes worth just over $1 billion over the... [Read More]
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The General Assembly is poised to end Connecticut's long and bitter budget impasse in dramatic fashion by week's end, uniting one of the nation's most... [Read More]
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Not only has Gov. Dannel P. Malloy been shut out of bipartisan budget talks for three weeks, it's become clear that the governor and his... [Read More]
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State legislative leaders announced early Tuesday morning they finally had finished adjustments on the tentative, bipartisan state budget deal, and that it would be ready... [Read More]
The tentative state budget deal would strip as much as $175 million from clean energy funds, tapping surcharges on monthly utility bills and raiding a... [Read More]
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State legislative leaders say they are strongly considering eliminating local property taxes on motor vehicles in the state budget they hope to adopt next week. [Read More]
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Democratic and Republican House leaders briefed rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday on the details of the tentative, bipartisan state budget deal announced the day before — and... [Read More]
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