Residents and local officials are pulling together to try to spare two historic Connecticut River ferries that are on the state’s chopping block.
We are now learning more about the tentative deal struck last week between state union leaders and Governor Malloy’s administration.
State employee union leaders say they still plan to keep talking with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s negotiators even though the first of 4,742 layoff notices are being issued.
Gov. Dannel Malloy says he’s still hopeful a labor savings deal can be reached with the state employee unions, even though time is quickly running out for an agreement.
The coalition of 15 state employee unions says it has been informed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that layoffs will not be issued until at least Tuesday morning.
Members of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives have begun discussing a two-year, $40.1 billion budget deal reached between Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders.
The state Senate bucked a national trend of forgoing tax increases early Tuesday and instead passed a two-year, $40.1 billion budget that attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.
Senate President Don Williams says he is optimistic that both the House and Senate will vote on a budget early next week, possibly Monday or Tuesday.
The two Democratic-controlled budget committees have approved an approximate two-year, $40 billion budget compromise they reached with their party’s governor.
The Democratic-controlled tax-writing committee has approved about $1.5 billion in tax increases for next fiscal year.