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Hartford Courant: What's in the Two-Year Budget
From mayors and energy advocates to senior citizens and teachers, the new two-year, $41.3 billion state budget provides a wide variety of pluses and minuses.
House Approves Bipartisan Budget With Veto-Proof Majority
Gov. Malloy has not said whether he will sign the measure into law, but the margins of victory in both chambers were wide enough to withstand a gubernatorial veto.
Senate Praises Bipartisan Budget, Sends It to House
The state Senate’s 33-3 vote Thursday morning on a $41.34 billion, two-year budget may be one of the final steps in ending an historic four-month budget stalemate. Sens. Gary Winfield, Joe Markley, and Len Suzio voted against the budget.
CT Mirror: Malloy criticizes budget outline
Two days after House and Senate leaders announced an agreement in principle, questions abound about the depth and breadth of spending cuts, the distribution of municipal aid, the source of new revenues, and the extent to which collective bargaining and other labor laws will be changed.
CT Mirror: Legislators announce tentative, bipartisan budget deal
State legislative leaders declared Wednesday they had crafted the framework of a bipartisan deal to end Connecticut’s 110-day budget impasse, while conceding some key details, including distribution of town aid, remained to be resolved.
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.
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