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Critics say Malloy stretched his fiscal promises with new budget plan

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget-balancing plan tested several of his political promises, shifting spending onto the state’s credit card, ordering fare increases that one transit advocate called a “hidden tax hike,” and using a one-time subsidy savings from last year’s budget to cover ongoing costs in the current one. Malloy’s budget chief, Office of […]

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Senate committee hears testimony on repealing DOMA

WASHINGTON–The Senate waded into the emotionally and politically-charged issue of gay marriage Wednesday, with the first-ever hearing on repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee heard deeply personal testimony from gay and lesbian witnesses, including a widower from Connecticut, about how that federal law has undermined their financial […]

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More layoff notices issued as concession talks proceed

Though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy remains optimistic that a concession agreement again will be presented to state employee unions, the administration is proceeding with layoff plans, having notified over 1,850 employees to date, a top administration official said Wednesday. Roy Occhiogrosso, Malloy’s senior adviser, also said the governor anticipates talks begun this week to clarify […]