Sen. Gayle Slossberg has recused herself from voting on the nomination of Andrew J. McDonald for chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court — a move that could weaken McDonald’s chances of confirmation.
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It was strained, awkward and raw. Sen. Paul Doyle, D-Wethersfield, came home to explain his defection to the GOP on a key budget vote as a matter of conscience. A few applauded. Others didn’t buy it, accusing him of unnecessarily prolonging Connecticut’s budget impasse. Continue Reading →
Though moderate Democratic legislators unenthusiastically helped ratify union concessions, the fiscal reforms they want in return may hinge on whether moderates also will tolerate a sales tax increase. Continue Reading →
The General Assembly dealt a blow to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s housing agenda Monday after legislators voted narrowly to override his veto of a bill that loosens the state’s affordable housing standards. Continue Reading →
Controversy is mounting over whether the state will require teachers to be evaluated and graded based partly on student test scores, but under pressure from the Freedom of Information Commission, the state is poised to begin releasing some evaluation data to the public. Continue Reading →
A day before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presents his plan for closing a projected shortfall of $1.3 billion in the coming fiscal year, the Senate Democratic majority Tuesday proposed giving veterans a $4 million tax cut. Continue Reading →