Second Furlough Day Draws Second RallyThe executive order keeping Connecticut state government running includes six furlough days for state-funded private non-profit groups that provide day programs to the developmentally disabled.
State Senator Questions Legality of Gov. Malloy's Executive OrderThe Republican leader in the state Senate is questioning the legality of Governor Dannel P. Malloy's revised executive order that dramatically shifts how state education aid is distributed.
Malloy Plan Would Eliminate School Aid To 85 DistrictsGov. Dannel P. Malloy's new spending plan would eliminate state education aid to 85 school districts and cut school aid to another 54 cities and towns, if the state budget impasse isn't resolved by next month.
Democrat Leaders Moving Forward With State Budget Proposal, Sales Tax IncreaseDemocratic legislative leaders say they're moving toward a state budget agreement that would increase the sales tax, but by less than what House Democrats proposed back in June.
Education Officials Call For Quick Completion Of Overdue State BudgetLocal school administrators and teachers unions today gathered in Meriden to call on lawmakers and the governor to pass a state budget as soon as possible.
Gov. Malloy, Municipal Organizations Meet To Discuss State AidWith state aid to cities and towns on the table as budget talks continue, Governor Dannel P. Malloy met with leaders of municipal organizations today.
State Leaders Optimistic After Latest Round of Budget TalksFollowing their latest round of state budget talks Thursday, legislative leaders sounded a bit more upbeat regarding the future.
CCM Director: Sales Tax Hike Should Benefit MunicipalitiesThe executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says a sales tax hike like the one pitched in a proposed state budget by House Democrats won't work.
Malloy: Municipal Aid 'Must Be On The Table' In Budget TalksIn a letter released Thursday, the Democrat said how Connecticut finances municipal aid — the state's largest expenditure — "must be on the table for discussion with the General Assembly and the public."
Torrington Delays Start Of SchoolPublic schools in Torrington will open three days later than originally planned.
Republican State House Leader Voices Frustration On Budget DelayThe Republican leader in the state house is voicing frustration over delayed votes on the state budget. Representative Themis Klarides says majority Democrats have planned budget votes on four separate dates, only to call them off.
Non-Profit State Providers Feel Budget PainAs the state budget impasse drags on, non-profit social service providers are feeling the effects of deeper cuts.