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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]
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Connecticut's state budget crisis grew exponentially more complicated Friday as three moderate Senate Democrats bolted their caucus and teamed with 18 Republicans to pass a... [Read More]
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A compromise to end Connecticut's summer-long budget impasse dramatically unraveled Thursday night as House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, brusquely acknowledged to reporters he was postponing... [Read More]
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Connecticut's state budget grew exponentially more complicated Friday as three moderate Senate Democrats bolted their caucus and teamed with 18... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
Democratic legislative leaders insisted late Wednesday afternoon — one day before legislators hope to vote on a new state budget — that they remained close... [Read More]
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If legislators vote on a new state budget Thursday, it may include a complex proposal from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to restructure skyrocketing contributions to... [Read More]
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Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood on the cusp of a deal Wednesday morning to end Connecticut's 10-week budget impasse and avert... [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]
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]
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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]
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Municipal leaders pushed back Wednesday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposals to shift costs onto cities and towns. [Read More]
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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]
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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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