The 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly ended at midnight Wednesday, leaving the usual list of wins, losses and unfinished business. The biggest item left on the to-do list, of course, is the matter of a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Fiscal matters continue to be the focus of the state legislature as it tries to craft a budget that will address a two-year deficit in the $3 billion dollar range.
Here is the text of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address to the General Assembly, as prepared for delivery.
Here is the text of President Donald Trump’s inaugural address as prepared for delivery.
Opening day at the legislature combined ceremony, personal moments and a foreshadowing of the difficult session to come.
“Cuts in specific areas, or outright eliminations, should not be taken to mean that certain work is not valued. It simply means that we can no longer afford to do it all, and that our spending must be focused on the very core, essential services for our residents.
And to be clear, saving money isn’t just about cutting line-items, or reducing headcount. Agencies will continue to modernize systems, reduce waste, and increase productivity in order to cut costs as much as possible before impacting services, or the valuable employees who provide them.”
Here is the text of the appeal to last week’s decision in the school funding case filed Thursday by the office of state Attorney General George Jepsen.
Here is the entire text of Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s ruling on the landmark school funding case.
A reprise in pictures of the Republican National Convention and Connecticut’s role.
A reprise in pictures of the Democratic National Convention and Connecticut’s role.
This is the text of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s remarks as prepared for delivery at the convention.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy departs Wednesday for Nantucket to attend the Democratic Governors Association’s annual summer fundraising retreat. He will return to Connecticut on Sunday.
The first bill vetoed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2016 is Senate Bill 302, An Act Concerning the Impact of Proposed Regulations on Small Businesses. In a veto message delivered Tuesday, Malloy said he supports the concept, but the bill was overly broad and burdensome to state agencies.
As the state budget process unfolds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, this tool is designed to help you track how specific programs, places and issues fare in each proposal – and in the final budget.
Here’s a look at which bills made it through the 2016 legislative session and which ones didn’t. Some bills could be revived in the upcoming special session as part of omnibus bills written to implement policy changes related to the budget.