Conn. Senator Calls For Careful Scrutiny To Edge Out Budget Deficit In 2015Many Republican lawmakers in Hartford, Conn., say that in 2015, they will want to call attention to the state's worsening financial crisis.
Republican Ed Day Elected Rockland County ExecutiveDay, a Republican, defeated Democrat David Fried for the seat, which had been held by C. Scott Vanderhoef for 20 years.
Art, Music Could Be Coming Back To Cash-Strapped East Ramapo Elementary SchoolsThis week, parent David Curry from Spring Valley filed an official complaint with the New York State Department of Education about the canceled programs.
State Board: Nassau Budget Woes 'Necessitate' Continuation Of DeficitIn its first analysis of County Executive Ed Mangano's 2014 budget, the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, or NIFA, is projecting a $122 million budget deficit next year in Nassau County with larger than projected deficits through 2017.
Conn. Non-Profits Fear Shut Downs If Lawmakers Approve Funding CutsMental health providers said they won't be able to sustain any more funding cuts and some may be forced to stop providing critical services to those most vulnerable.
Conn. Mental Health Expert Fears Services Will Be Cut As Lawmakers Work To Close Budget DeficitThe governor's office has previously ruled out tax hikes as a way to raise revenue. Clinic psychologist Dr. Philip Guzman worried some of the cuts may come from programs that offer help to those with mental health and developmental problems.
Comptroller Puts Connecticut's Budget Deficit $50 Million Higher Than Governor's OfficeComptroller Kevin Lembo now puts the shortfall at $415 million due to lower than expected revenues and overspending in Medicaid and social services. A spokesman said Gov. Dannel Malloy disagrees with the comptroller's deficit projection, saying it is about 12 percent too high.
200 More Jobs To Be Cut Under Nassau County Deficit Reduction PlanHe's vowing not to raise property taxes in the current political climate, but with sales taxes down, and revenues from red light cameras down, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano still faces a staggering budget deficit.
Councilman: Town Of Islip Facing $26 Million Deficit The budget task force has determined the town is facing a financial crisis caused by years of "fiscal mismanagement and wasteful spending."
Suffolk County Approves Reduced Layoff ListOriginally the plan called for 464 layoffs but County Executive Steve Bellone had revised the list to reduce the number of those being let go while reaping the same savings.
Suffolk County Officials Eye Plans To Close Projected $530 Million Budget GapCounty Executive Steve Bellone has said the books for 2011 are likely to close with a $33 million deficit. The 2012 budget gap estimate is $148 million and grows to $349 million in 2013.
Suffolk County Considers Red Light Cameras As Key Part Of Budget Deficit FixThe county estimates that with the additional red light cameras and by processing its own traffic violations they could make some $20 million annually.