Sen. Len Fasano

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Nonpartisan analysts: Tentative CT budget wipes away lots of red ink


The tentative plan to close a $1 billion hole in Connecticut’s finances starting July 1 also would wipe away more than 40 percent of the red ink threatening state government after the November elections, nonpartisan fiscal analysts reported Tuesday evening. Continue Reading →

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In Windham Hospital service cuts, some see sign of the future

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Most of Connecticut’s 29 hospitals are in or joining larger systems, raising the possibility that parent companies will seek to consolidate services rather than offering every type of care at each hospital in their network. Does the state have the proper oversight to address cuts in what services hospitals deliver? Continue Reading →

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Challenges for Katz at confirmation, then an endorsement

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz

The sweeping changes made over the last four years by Joette Katz, the leader of the Department of Children and Families, drew mixed reviews Wednesday at a hearing that nonetheless ended with a unanimous vote in favor of her confirmation. Continue Reading →

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Are CT cities and towns no longer immune from state budget axe?

Gov. Dannell P. Malloy  (FILE PHOTO)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy spared cities and towns from the state budget axe as he grappled with deficits for much of the past four years. But with sales tax receipts promised long ago to municipalities still lying in the state’s coffers, GOP legislative leaders are worried the Democratic governor’s days of sparing local taxpayers are over.
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