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Nappier Pitches State Lottery as Solution to Teachers’ Retirement Fund
Outgoing State Treasurer Denise Nappier told a commission that the state should use Connecticut Lottery revenues and other state assets to ensure its contribution to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund.
After Recount, Aresimowicz Wins By 50 Votes
Twenty-five people crowded into a small conference room at Town Hall to recount ballots in House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s race against Republican Michael Gagliardi. But after all the counting and recounting, the outcome of the election stayed the same and Aresimowicz will be voted in as speaker again in January.
Surging tax receipts dramatically shrink hole in next CT budget
State tax revenue projections surged again Tuesday, shrinking the projected shortfall in the upcoming two-year budget — and leaving Connecticut with nearly $2.1 billion in reserves to combat the deficit. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget staff and the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis upgraded revenue projections for the upcoming biennium by $880 million.
Malloy has one more budget to tackle
After eight years of grappling with Connecticut’s finances, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has one more budget to tackle. Malloy must offer Gov.-elect Ned Lamont strategies to avert the multi-billion-dollar deficit state finances could face over the next two years — if adjustments aren’t made.
Lamont launches economic revitalization tour in southeastern CT
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont launched a series of strategic economic development tours Friday with a visit to Connecticut’s southeastern corner, saying the region exemplifies the state’s potential for growth. Lamont and Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz, along with the region’s state legislative delegation, met with business, labor, education and municipal leaders, as well as representatives of the tribal casinos and regional economic development boards.
No leadership challenges seen in new General Assembly
The Senate Democratic caucus unanimously voted Thursday to retain the leadership team of Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney of New Haven and Bob Duff of Norwalk as Sen. Gary Winfield of New Haven declined to pursue Duff’s post. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz of Berlin has the backing of his caucus for a second and final term as speaker in January — if he can survive a recount. Unofficial results have him winning his seat by only 37 votes.
Lamont Begins Transition Team Building
Governor-elect Ned Lamont met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday at the executive residence to discuss the transition before heading to the state Capitol to announce the first members of his transition team. Some of the faces are familiar like Attorney General George Jepsen and state Rep. Toni Walker of New Haven, two others are from the business world, and one is from higher education.
New DRS Website Launched Nov. 1
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is excited to announce the launch of a new, mobile-enabled (portal.ct.gov/drs) website. The new site is designed to better meet the needs of our taxpayers, preparers and business owners.
Lamont: ‘My door is open. And any good idea, let’s go with it.’
Ned Lamont, a Democrat lifted to victory in large measure by Connecticut’s rejection of a divisive Republican president, delivered a conciliatory message Wednesday in his first public appearance as the governor-elect, pledging to work with labor, business and the legislature’s wounded GOP minority. The loser of a nationally watched U.S. Senate race a dozen years ago, Lamont had to wait overnight to claim a narrow victory over Republican Bob Stefanowski, who conceded defeat in a phone call...
Despite gains, Democrats may need GOP help to pass next CT budget
Despite their biggest gains in a decade, majority Democrats in the General Assembly have almost no margin for error if they hope to solve Connecticut’s next budget crisis without Republican votes. How can this be when Democrats outnumber the GOP by 33 votes in the House and by 12 in the Senate, based on unofficial election results?

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