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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Gulp! You Really Wanna Be Governor?

November 2nd, 2017 · 43 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

We have a state budget, finally, but the financial horizon skies look awfully stormy for the next governor who takes office January 2019. Hide the whiskey bottle.

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Phew! Malloy Signs Budget

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, Connecticut has a budget … four months late. From Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law the bipartisan budget agreement reached by members of the General Assembly, highlighting important reforms for strengthening Hartford and other cities, fully-funded state pensions, and other key initiatives championed by his administration. The Governor line-item vetoed […]

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Will Malloy Sign Budget?

October 29th, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

From Susan Haigh, Associated Press: (Governor Dan) Malloy has until Wednesday to sign or veto the budget. If he does ultimately sign it into law, the bare-bones executive order the governor has used to approve limited spending without a state budget will be scrapped. Delayed state payments to cities and towns are expected to immediately start […]

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Stafstrom: State Budget Not Perfect, But Fair Compromise

October 26th, 2017 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From State Rep. Steve Stafstrom: Following months of negotiations, the Connecticut House of Representatives today joined the state Senate in overwhelmingly approving a bipartisan budget that will end our state’s budget stalemate and the fear and uncertainty that having no budget has created for our municipalities, businesses and social service providers.

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State Legislature Approves Budget

October 26th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bang a drum, toot a horn, sound a siren–the state legislature passed a budget. Details from the CT Mirror here. More details from CT Post here.

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Lauretti Touts Fundraising Threshold

October 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A key marker to become a viable statewide candidate is qualifying for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The money will not be parceled out until after respective party conventions in May where candidates need 15 percent delegate support in lieu of petitioning directly onto the primary ballot via signatures. The campaign payday […]

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Salazar: Tribal Legislative End Run Risks Hundreds Of Millions To State

October 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: statement from tribes. A rat’s loose in the state capitol. A legislative effort in the current state budget deliberations is underway to bypass federal approval of the state’s first commercial casino that would be operated in East Windsor by the state’s two tribal nations on non-tribal land. Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of […]

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One’s A ‘Baby’ The Other Throws ‘Tantrums’–A Trump Blood Transfusion

October 24th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As a long-sought state budget deal appears headed for a legislative vote, there’s still time for some last-minute barbs between Governor Dan Malloy and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Could a blood transfusion from Donald Trump be far behind?

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