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Malloy: CT budget and economy both poised to take off

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announces state's deal  with UTC Feb. 26.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doesn’t dispute there’s a sizeable hole in the next state budget – as nonpartisan analysts see things. He just thinks their perspective doesn’t reflect political reality. The Stamford Democrat says the situation is much rosier than the numbers show. And while there is more to do, his administration has positioned Connecticut’s finances and its economy for a prosperous future. Continue Reading →

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Foley has lots of confidence, few details, on plans to fix CT budget

Tom Foley accepts the GOP endorsement. His wife, Leslie, stands with one of their twins.

To say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement. The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best. Continue Reading →

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Visconti convinced he can find the waste in Connecticut’s budget

Joe Visconti

Gubernatorial hopeful Joe Visconti concedes he doesn’t have a complete blueprint to close the state budget deficit. But the West Hartford Republican, who brings his budget books with him on the campaign trail, insists he will have one before his rivals do.
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Pelto: State budget deficit reveals a broken fiscal system


Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto doesn’t have any trouble standing out from the rest of the 2014 gubernatorial candidates. For Pelto, a $1.4 billion shortfall – more than four years after the last recession ended – typifies a broken fiscal system that threatens Connecticut’s schools, state workers’ pensions, and middle class families. Continue Reading →

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Deficit 2015: McKinney’s solution lies with ‘ignored’ ideas

John P. McKinney

This is Part One in a weekly series focusing on Connecticut’s five gubernatorial candidates and their respective plans for reinvigorating the state’s economy and closing a  $1.4 billion budget deficit projected for after the election. Part One features an interview with Republican John P. McKinney. Continue Reading →

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