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Plan To Raise Taxes Approved By Finance Committee

By SUSAN HAIGH  Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The General Assembly’s tax committee approved a Democratic plan on Wednesday that would increase personal income tax rates for high-earners, extend Connecticut’s sales tax to […]

04/29/2015

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Legislative Committee Advances Its Budget Plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Democratic-controlled budget-writing committee in Connecticut is rebuffing many of the Democratic governor’s proposed budget cuts. The Appropriations Committee voted 33-to-24 on Monday in favor of an alternative two-year, $40.5 billion […]

04/27/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Legislative Republicans Offer Their Alternative Budget

The minority party in the Connecticut General Assembly is offering an alternative state budget proposal that replenishes many of the Democratic governor’s proposed cuts but reduces state employee overtime and imposes a wage freeze next year.

04/24/2015

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Mental Health Advocates Raise Concerns Over Governor’s Budget

By SUSAN HAIGH  Associated Press      HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to cut money from a state grant program to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an […]

04/19/2015

Geno Auriemma (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Auriemma Pitches Lawmakers For Uconn Spending

A heavy hitter appeared at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers to spare the flagship state university from significant spending cuts.

04/15/2015

Keno (Jean-Loup Gautreau/AFP/Getty Images)

Tribal Chairs Voice Support For Keno Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The chairmen of the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes say they still support a deal that would allow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer keno. Under that agreement, reached about […]

04/13/2015

Bill Finch (credit: bridgeportct.gov)

Bridgeport ’16 Budget: No Tax Increase

(Bridgeport, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has his proposed budget to the City Council for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The spending plan contains no tax increase and no layoffs, increases funding for education, […]

04/07/2015

Governor Dannel Malloy. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy To Lawmakers: Face Budget Facts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says state legislators need to stop complaining about the spending cuts in his proposed budget and face facts there are limited options given Connecticut’s constitutional cap […]

04/02/2015

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Denial Of $63 Million Medicaid Claim Blamed For Increase In Deficit

A recent federal decision denying Connecticut’s claim for $63 million in Medicaid reimbursements is being blamed for the state’s growing budget deficit.

03/20/2015

Kevin Lembo (Courtesy Office of the State Comptroller)

State Comptroller Releases New Deficit Projections

(Hartford, Conn/CBS Connecticut) – The state comptroller’s office is out with figures regarding the budget deficit. Kevin Lembo says with reductions announced in January, the state is on track to end the fiscal year with […]

02/02/2015

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