Legislative leaders want a tiny fraction of the state budget effectively dedicated for a probe of Connecticut Port Authority contracts.
CT Democrats to propose beefed-up spending plan
The Appropriations Committee will propose a two-year state spending plan Wednesday that bolsters municipal aid, higher education and social services.
Tensions, and a fist bump, at ceremony marking gambling deal
Gov. Ned Lamont and his tribal partners say they on the same track — headed for sports betting in September.
Osten’s no vote against top Lamont aide echoes loudly
A state senator seemed to be taking a jab at the governor. She declined to explain.
CT budget panel leaders pledge to reverse years of eroding funds for social service safety nets
State spending for nonprofits has grown by about 10% over about two decades. With inflation, nonprofits say they lost money.
CT maxes out budget reserve as coffers approach $3.1 billion
The projections, much rosier than initially predicted, sparked renewed calls from lawmakers for more state spending to combat the pandemic.
Lamont, Democratic lawmakers, have different visions to rebalance CT’s finances amid crises
It is becoming clear the business-sensitive governor and his more liberal base are headed in opposite directions.
Lawmakers begin mapping strategy to combat coronavirus as hundreds in CT are monitored for the illness
Hundreds of Connecticut residents with symptoms are being monitored for the virus as state requests more tests from federal government.
Legislators looking to expand PTSD benefits to more emergency responders
The move to expand PTSD benefits comes just one year after lawmakers reached a landmark compromise to cover police and firefighters.
Do port authority’s woes need another airing, or is it time to move on?
Is a second public hearing needed to analyze the ethics missteps of the Connecticut Port Authority, or is it time to move on?
Sen. Osten asks Sentencing Commission to study mental illness in CT prisons
Osten believes identifying the number of mentally ill people who are incarcerated, and their treatment needs, will allow the state to keep people out of prison.
Fight over nursing home funding intensifies
The fate of nine financially troubled Connecticut nursing homes could hinge on the answer to one key question. Did state legislators know their approval of a new budget last fall would trigger immediate cutbacks in state aid to homes with large vacancy rates?
CT dairy farmers don’t see hemp as their new cash cow
Hemp and CBD production may be an industry of the future, but probably won’t help Connecticut’s struggling dairy farmers.
Tribal ally tries to break stalemate over gambling expansion
A senator with many constituents employed by the tribal casinos made her move to nudge the governor into action on sports betting and casino expansion.
Budget talks testy as deadline inches closer
Talks between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders are growing testy as Connecticut inches closer to a June 30 deadline to craft a budget for the next two fiscal years. “My gut reaction is we’re going to get past July 1” without a budget, Senate Republican President Pro Tem Len Fasano said.