2014 Legislative Session - First Day

A roundup of stories from the first day of the 2014 Connecticut Legislative Session

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How Malloy wants to pay for his higher education plans

While the governor spent a good part of his speech Thursday discussing his higher education initiatives, details of his $60 million plan don’t appear in the college and universities’ spending plans. This is because Malloy is using a budget loophole to get around the state’s constitutional spending limits. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s State of the State: ‘Real progress’ in Connecticut

In his fourth and final State of the State address before facing re-election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a ringing defense Thursday of his response to an inherited fiscal crisis and a rebuke of critics whom he says refuse to acknowledge a slow, yet measurable recovery from recession. Continue Reading →

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Malloy offers lean $19 billion re-election year budget

Updated at 2:02 p.m.: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a $19 billion budget Wednesday that — among many other proposals — would give tax breaks to middle-income households, consumers and towns while limiting spending growth to just under 3 percent. Continue Reading →

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Home care, Medicaid pay, inmate health care in Malloy proposal

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget expands home care programs, creates a new medical assistance program for ex-inmates and provides money to pay primary doctors who treat Medicaid patients. It doesn’t offer any respite to hospitals. Continue Reading →

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