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.
2016 State Budget
CT budget details trickle out as partisan debate heats up
While Democratic legislative leaders released one key document tied to a tentative state budget deal, others remained under wraps. And Democratic leadership in the Senate, where a budget debate tentatively is expected to begin on Thursday, rebuffed a Republican call to delay any debate until all budget-related documents were available for public review.
Details on CT budget deal remain under wraps six days later
By mid-afternoon Monday, nearly six days after Democratic legislative leaders announced a tentative deal on a new state budget, full details of that agreement still hadn’t been released to rank-and-file lawmakers or to the general public.
Agency head: Mosquito-control funding cut a problem as Zika spreads
Pending cuts to state funding for mosquito control could pose a problem for the agency that monitors the insects for the Zika virus and other diseases, the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said Friday. But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised to find the money.
CT Judicial Branch begins serving another 113 layoff notices
The state Judicial Branch announced Thursday it had begun serving another 113 layoff notices to employees, bringing total notices served to 239.
Overtime: General Assembly to return next week for budget vote
The leaders of the House and Senate Democratic majorities gave up Wednesday on adopting a new state budget before the legislature’s constitutional adjournment deadline of midnight, instead scheduling a special session for next week to finish its business for 2016.
CT’s top taxpayers took a big earnings hit last year
Connecticut’s 50 largest state income tax filers reported nearly $3 billion less in quarterly earnings this spring than they did one year ago — which resulted in a $217 million hit to the state’s coffers, the legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal staff reported Wednesday.
Democrats, governor strike budget deal, aim for Wednesday vote
Updated at 1 a.m. Wednesday
Democratic legislators ended a tense day of negotiations Tuesday by announcing a deal on a new state budget that the General Assembly will race to adopt Wednesday before the constitutional adjournment deadline of midnight.
GOP leaders insist they won’t stand for a rushed CT budget debate
As majority Democratic legislators scrambled in hopes of adopting a new state budget before Wednesday’s midnight deadline, Republicans warned they wouldn’t tolerate a rushed or incomplete debate on solutions to a nearly $1 billion deficit.
Malloy declares ‘substantial progress’ on budget as deadline nears
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy emerged from a two-hour, closed-door talk with Democratic legislative leaders Tuesday evening declaring “substantial progress” had been made negotiating the 2016-17 state budget.
Budget tracker: What’s on the table so far
As the legislative session’s final hours tick down, here’s an updated look at how each side would balance the nearly $1 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year.
CT judiciary says Malloy’s budget means another 600 layoffs
Connecticut’s Judicial Branch warned late Monday that Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy’s latest budget proposal would force the branch to increase layoffs by at least 600, losing one-fifth of all staff.
Down to the wire on chances for a regular-session CT budget
Updated at 10:30 p.m.
Chances of a state budget deal before the legislative session ends Wednesday could hinge on whether negotiations – sparked by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget proposal – bear fruit overnight Monday into Tuesday.
GOP’s Fasano: Dems hiding fine print on their budget plan
The top Republican in the state Senate charged majority Democrats in the legislature with keeping most crucial details of their new budget for 2016-17 under wraps.
Malloy offering compromise on the budget to legislators today
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will submit budget revisions to the legislature today, a compromise in which he would cut funding for an administration priority, transportation, and restore some of the funding legislators have demanded for hospitals and schools. In return, he asks that lawmakers minimize their use of one-time revenues to balance spending in 2016-17.