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  • Connecticut state public employee unions have notified every state senator and state representative by letter, they could face legal action, if they change terms of the union contracts, after they expire in 2027.
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  • Connecticut is the only state still without a new budget, but will it be outdated, even before it's passed.
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  • Connecticut's long-running budget battle is pitting Democrats against Democrats, now that the Connecticut Education Association is suing Gov. Malloy. The state's largest teachers union claims the governor's emergency budget is illegally shortchanging education.
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  • Connecticut Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz says Democrats and Republicans are close to a budget deal. But are they? With Republican leadership still insisting that they will oppose certain tax hikes, a new budget may not be a reality just yet.
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  • Will Connecticut be the next state to impose a soda tax? The push was on during the legislature's regular session, and there is no telling what is taking place, during the never-ending budget negotiations.
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  • Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, silent throughout the controversy over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, has now entered the fray. In a tweet, the state's junior senator called Vice President Pence walking out of Sunday's NFL game - where 20 San Francisco players knelt during the anthem - a "multi-million dollar political stunt paid for by taxpayers."
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  • As Connecticut's budget stalemate enters day number 98, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the budget battle is costing the state thousands of jobs. At a news conference, the governor said companies want to expand or move to the state, creating thousands of jobs, but they refuse to take the next step because of the budget crisis.
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  • Across Connecticut, as state aid to municipalities stalls because of the budget crisis, city and town leaders are proclaiming their enclaves on the verge of a financial collapse. However, that hasn't stopped those same leaders from doling out raises.
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  • Connecticut budget crisis is now reaching uncharted waters, as cities and towns await state funding. What happens next, now that the legislature has failed to override Gov. Malloy's veto of the Republican-led budget?
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  • Connecticut's House of Representatives is expected to uphold Gov. Malloy's veto of the Republican-led budget. Does this eliminate the Republicans from future budget negotiations?
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