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Hartford Business Journal: Another day of negotiations yields optimism, but no budget deal
The state's long-running budget drama took a new twist Tuesday as some legislative leaders hinted they were closer than ever before to a bipartisan deal, absent any input from the Democratic administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
State Retirement Plan Mandate Delayed
Many employers were concerned with the compliance requirements for Connecticut's employee retirement plan mandate that was to take effect January 1, 2018. The good news is that, despite claims from certain payroll providers trying to get your company to buy plans, employers do not have to comply with the mandate just yet. And sources in the Connecticut Department of Labor now concede the mandate's effective date could be rolled back to September 2018—or later.
Malloy vetoes budget, seeks ‘honest dialogue’
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered Thursday on his vow to veto the Republican budget unexpectedly passed with a handful of Democratic votes, calling it a gimmick-laden measure that would consign Hartford to bankruptcy, devastate public higher education, invite certain lawsuits from state employees and add to Connecticut’s pension liabilities. Read more from The Connecticut Mirror
Democrats Say GOP Budget Doesn't Deliver on No New Taxes
Note: This article mentions "$20 million in unspecified fee increases in Fiscal 2019 to cover administrative expenses." That does NOT include CPA license fees, since that fee more than covers the cost of administrative; thank you to all of our members who pointed that out to their legislators this summer and helped us successfully defeat that proposed fee increase!
Following Historic Budget Vote, A Hunger for Change
Democratic leaders say state Sens. Paul Doyle, Joan Hartley and Gayle Slossberg betrayed their party's core principles when they sided with Republicans during last week's key budget vote.
Republicans Defend Cuts To UConn In GOP Budget
Republican leaders defended their budget Monday in the face of criticism from both Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and UConn President Susan Herbst.
Malloy Veto of GOP Budget Delayed, Governor Calls For Renewed Talks
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ripped into the newly approved Republican budget Monday, calling it irresponsible, legally defective and in need of a veto, and then called for a renewed bipartisan effort to solve Connecticut’s massive deficit issues.
Gov. Malloy's Prepared Remarks from Today's News Conference at the State Capitol
Governor Dannel P. Malloy delivered the following prepared remarks regarding the state budget during a news conference this afternoon at the State Capitol building in Hartford:
CT News Junkie: With 5 More Democrat Votes, House Forwards GOP Budget to Malloy; Veto Expected
Feeding off momentum created by three Senate Democrats who surprised their leadership Friday by voting for the Republican budget, five House Democrats also crossed the aisle in support of the GOP plan early Saturday.
Gov. Malloy Statement on Budget Vote in Senate
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the Senate budget vote: “I believe the amended budget that passed in the Senate today is unbalanced, and if it were to reach my desk I would veto it," he said.

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