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Behind The Numbers Podcast – Episode 6: Charter schools, state aid and UConn in a lean budget

Connecticut Mirror budget reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and education reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas discuss the new $40.3 billion, two-year state budget legislators sent to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and its impact on every level of education from preschool to colleges and universities. Continue Reading →

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5 Things you may have missed in the new state budget

Once a month The Mirror addresses five points about a key element of the state budget process. Today’s story looks at some of the lesser-known aspects of the new $40.3 billion biennial state budget adopted last week by the General Assembly and expected to be signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue Reading →

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5 Things that haven’t changed since Malloy’s pre-election budget promises

Once a month The Mirror answers five questions about a key element of the state budget process. Today’s story looks at the fiscal landscape in which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made several rosy budget promises last year. While that fiscal landscape has not changed, the governor’s proposals have. Continue Reading →

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Behind The Numbers podcast – Episode 2: Deep cuts, tax hikes and an end to deficits?

Connecticut Mirror Budget Reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and state Controller Kevin P. Lembo discuss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $40 billion biennial budget proposal and whether it would put state finances on a sustainable path into he future. Continue Reading →

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Behind The Numbers Podcast – Episode 1: The governor, the deficit and the lockbox

Mirror reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and Hartford Courant columnist Dan Haar, discuss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s upcoming budget proposal, big deficit projections, and whether a legal “lockbox” can ensure transportation investments will actually grow. Behind The Numbers is sponsored by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Continue Reading →

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5 Things You Need to Know About…Consensus Revenues

Once a month The Mirror will answer five questions about a key element of the state budget process. Labeled “5 Things,” our aim is to de-mystify the arcane language and process that shroud the way the state government chooses to spend taxpayers’ money. Today’s story will take a look at so-called “consensus revenue estimates,” which the state uses to project how much money it expects to have coming into its treasury. Continue Reading →

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