2014 Legislative Session - First Day

A roundup of stories from the first day of the 2014 Connecticut Legislative Session

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How Malloy wants to pay for his higher education plans

Norwalk Community College

While the governor spent a good part of his speech Thursday discussing his higher education initiatives, details of his $60 million plan don’t appear in the college and universities’ spending plans. This is because Malloy is using a budget loophole to get around the state’s constitutional spending limits. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s State of the State: ‘Real progress’ in Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivering his State of the State address.

In his fourth and final State of the State address before facing re-election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a ringing defense Thursday of his response to an inherited fiscal crisis and a rebuke of critics whom he says refuse to acknowledge a slow, yet measurable recovery from recession. Continue Reading →

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Malloy offers lean $19 billion re-election year budget

Ben Barnes, the governor's budget chief, presents the budget

Updated at 2:02 p.m.: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a $19 billion budget Wednesday that — among many other proposals — would give tax breaks to middle-income households, consumers and towns while limiting spending growth to just under 3 percent. Continue Reading →

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Home care, Medicaid pay, inmate health care in Malloy proposal

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivering his State of the State address.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget expands home care programs, creates a new medical assistance program for ex-inmates and provides money to pay primary doctors who treat Medicaid patients. It doesn’t offer any respite to hospitals. Continue Reading →

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