Connecticut’s budget skirmishing begins

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The CT Mirror

What? You haven’t read every CT Mirror story on the opening of the 2014 legislative session?  In case you missed one, here’s a list, in chronological order (minus the snow news), of stories this week, from set up to reactions.

But first …. This may intrigue you.  Would you like to dig a little deeper into how the governor is proposing to raise and spend our money — and see what senators and representatives have to grapple with.  We invite you to go to our website (www.ctmirror.org), pull up the Malloy budget document here, and do your own annotations and analysis. We’ll publish your remarks.

Budget Coverage
Malloy would expand renters’ aid to 12,700 Connecticut seniors
Malloy wants a $10.10 minimum wage in Connecticut by 2017
Malloy, legislators begin sprint to November as 2014 session starts
Malloy proposes universal preschool access 
Home care, Medicaid pay, inmate health care in Malloy proposal
Malloy offers lean $19 billion re-election year budget 
Malloy’s State of the State: ‘Real progress’ in Connecticut
Malloy decries budget gimmicks – but uses a few
Winners and losers in the governor’s budget 
How Malloy wants to pay for his higher education plans
Other news from the week

Higher education:
How safe is your college?  CT congresswomen call for transparency 
UConn: We responded correctly to sexual assault reports

Obamacare:

Connecticut Obamacare exchange adding members.  Were they uninsured? 

Washington:
Feds: Connecticut can roll out education reforms next school year
Blumenthal pushes bill to prevent Target-like data breaches
Leonardi cool on federal regulation of insurance industry
Gun control activists shift tactics

State Politics:
Senate Minority Leader calls for CT education chief to resign
DGA raises $1.4 million in Connecticut, but is outgunned nationally
Feds: Former House Speaker Donovan will not be charged 

Budget/Economy
Economists: Connecticut must lean less on Wall Street

Monday, we’ll pick up where we left off.

Have a good weekend.

Jenifer Frank
Editor

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