The Talk of Connecticut

  • Budget talks in the Connecticut General Assembly have collapsed, as Republicans and Democrats have failed to come up with a new two-year budget. In the meantime, they have rejected Gov. Malloy's plan, which included one-third of the teachers' pension fund to be picked up by local taxpayers. What next?
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  • Already facing a $3 billion deficit for the next two years, Connecticut has received more bad news. Income tax revenue for the current fiscal year is lagging $267 million below projections, meaning the state may be forced to borrow money to balance the budget for the current fiscal year.
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  • Republicans in the Connecticut state legislature say they are against any tax increases, as a way to solve the state's persistent deficit problems. The line in the sand has Democrats in a bind.
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  • Middletown mayor Dan Drew, a Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, supports free college tuition, universal health care and legalization of recreational marijuana.
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