Legislative leaders want a tiny fraction of the state budget effectively dedicated for a probe of Connecticut Port Authority contracts.
The Appropriations Committee will propose a two-year state spending plan Wednesday that bolsters municipal aid, higher education and social services.
State spending for nonprofits has grown by about 10% over about two decades. With inflation, nonprofits say they lost money.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration expects to spend about $630 million less than legislators authorized.
Rep. Sean Scanlon will be co-chair of the legislature’s finance committee, the first personnel move by a new speaker.
The projections, much rosier than initially predicted, sparked renewed calls from lawmakers for more state spending to combat the pandemic.
The demand for police reforms have come on the street. On Friday, the cops pushed back in a virtual hearing.
It is becoming clear the business-sensitive governor and his more liberal base are headed in opposite directions.
Ned Lamont was among the least popular governors. COVID changed that. But has it changed him?
The state collected $7.7 million last fiscal year from prison phone calls, a cost born by inmates’ families, and ranks 49th – in front of only Arkansas — for the high cost of calls.
The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus say their constituents are waiting for Gov. Ned Lamont to name a Puerto Rican commissioner.
In a Boys & Girls Club not far from the State Capitol, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy renewed its push Wednesday to expand the reach of the juvenile court system, a reform endorsed by a leading criminal justice expert at Harvard and imitated by the states of Illinois, Massachusetts and Vermont.
State government’s surging retirement benefit costs are likely to have a big impact on programs and taxes over the next two decades. But they already have sapped significant funding from key priorities, including transportation, higher education, health care and social services. Second in a series.
The legislature’s budget-writing committee voted overwhelmingly Monday to recommend rejecting a plan being pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that would lock the legislature indefinitely into a plan to spend at least $800 million yearly on the state’s child protection and foster care system.
The leadership of the state House Democratic caucus is set for 2017 – so long as the Democrats do not lose more than 11 seats on Nov. 8, when all 151 seats in the House are up for election. On Tuesday, Toni E. Walker conceded the race for majority leader to Matt Ritter.