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A rainy day fund beckons, but Lamont insists on fiscal reforms

Ned Lamont’s biggest challenge as governor is likely to be devising and then selling fellow Democrats in the General Assembly on the “structural changes” he says are necessary to break Connecticut’s cycle of chronic budget deficits. 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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CCM backs plan to revitalize CT — despite risk to local aid

Despite a proposal that could jeopardize state aid in the coming years, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has endorsed the full report of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, arguing it offers more long-term benefits for the state and its communities. Continue Reading →

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House sends veto-proof, bipartisan budget to Malloy

With the final flourish of a veto-proof margin, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give final legislative passage to an overdue, bipartisan budget crafted without the direct involvement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue Reading →

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After 117-day marathon, Senate passes bipartisan budget

The Senate took a major step early Thursday toward ending Connecticut’s nearly 17-week budget impasse, overwhelmingly adopting a $41.3 billion, two-year plan that closes huge deficits without raising income or sales tax rates, imposes modest cuts on local aid, and provides emergency assistance to keep Hartford out of bankruptcy. Continue Reading →

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AG offers no assurances on legality of Malloy budget order

Attorney General George Jepsen offered a legal opinion Tuesday that questioned the legality of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to administer municipal aid in the absence of a state budget. But he offered Malloy and the legislature just one alternative — write a new state budget. Continue Reading →

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Malloy, GOP spar over whether budget’s town aid increase is real

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration charges that the reported bump in municipal aid in the Republican-crafted state budget is fiction — “gimmickry” that understates last year’s local aid to make the new grants look larger. Senate Republican leader Len Fasano insists the aid is real and that the governor should sign the budget, which attracted bipartisan support. Continue Reading →

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