A quick guide to the 2016 Connecticut General Assembly

CT Capitol 2

It's opening day of the Connecticut General Assembly's three-month session. If you can't tell the players without a program, if you want a little history of an institution that has dramatically changed in the past 50 years, this is your quick guide to the session – with links to bios and contact information on every lawmaker and constitutional officer. Play ball. Continue Reading →

Malloy’s budget speech to call for reforms, sustainability

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, delivering last year's State of the State.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intends to frame his budget proposal today as a reform of Connecticut’s much-maligned and unpredictable process of budgeting, as well as a blueprint for taming unsustainable spending. In excerpts released ahead of his noon speech, he also challenges legislators: "We can’t be opposed to tax increases, but unwilling to cut the spending those taxes support." Continue Reading →