Connecticut state budget

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Regents: Extra state funds not a cure-all for a system in crisis

A last-minute boost in state funding won’t stave off a looming fiscal crisis for Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, the Board of Regents for Higher Education reported Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Legislature overwhelmingly enacts bipartisan CT budget

The legislature overwhelmingly approved a new state budget shortly before their midnight deadline Wednesday that restores aid for towns; reverses health care cuts for the elderly, poor and disabled; and defers a transportation crisis — at least for another year. Continue Reading →

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Aiming for bipartisan deal, Dems add funds for seniors, towns

Trying to avoid a repeat of last year when conservative Democrats defected to support a Republican state budget, Democratic legislative leaders unveiled several proposals Monday aimed at striking a bipartisan compromise. The plan restores funds for municipal aid and for a medication assistance program for seniors and the disabled. Continue Reading →

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GOP offers compromise CT budget, taps tax windfall to bolster key programs

In a major move toward a bipartisan budget compromise, Republican legislators recommended more funding for social services, higher education, transportation and municipalities — and agreed to help pay for them by tapping about $300 million of this spring’s income tax windfall. Continue Reading →

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House unanimously confirms Robinson as chief justice

The House of Representatives acted quickly and unanimously Monday to confirm Richard A. Robinson as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, but Republicans pledged to oppose every new trial judge recently nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as unnecessary and unaffordable. Continue Reading →

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Hartford bailout sparks schism over impact on state’s debt limit

While state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier called the Hartford bailout deal “a non-issue” when it comes to the state’s debt limit, the other state official who OK’d the deal — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — disagrees, and wants lawmakers to address the problem with Connecticut’s credit card now. Continue Reading →

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