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Posted inMoney, Politics

More than $500 million available for election-year state budget

There could be more than $500 million available to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature this spring as they prepare the final state budget before the 2014 elections. According to the regular monthly report filed by Malloy’s budget staff with Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo’s office, this fiscal year’s budget is on pace to run $273 million in the black.

Posted inNews

Access Health releases instructions for getting a catastrophic plan

Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, released instructions Friday evening for people whose health plans are being discontinued and who want to buy a catastrophic policy for 2014.  Catastrophic plans have lower premiums and higher deductibles than other policies sold on the exchange. They were intended only for people under 30, but the […]

Posted inEducation

Connecticut’s early education plan gets a C, no federal funds

Gov. Malloy visits a preschool in Meriden with his director of early education and education commissioner The U.S. Department of Education has rejected Connecticut’s request for $37.5 million in Race to the Top funds aimed at overhauling day care centers and preschools by attempting to ensure they are safe and providing educational value. “The State […]

Posted inNews

From one disgusted Connecticut resident

Unless Connecticut gets its financial house in order, we will continue to be last or close to last (meaning bad), in many financial aspects such as debt, underfunded pensions and health care, gas taxes, property taxes, population growth, etc. After just having the largest tax increase in history, we are looking at huge deficits of […]