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New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

Legislators: N.J. Budget On Track For Early Approval

Democrats and Republicans on the budget committee say negotiations between the Legislature and Gov. Christie’s office are going well.

06/17/2013

A man plays video keno. (file/credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Experts Worry Electronic Gambling Provision In Conn. Budget Could Lead To Long-Term Problems

A state budget that calls for big spending increases for science and technology at the University of Connecticut and expands gambling to bring in more revenue cleared the House of Representatives on Sunday and now heads to the Senate just days before the 2013 legislative session ends.

06/03/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / credit: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. State House Approves Budget Deal

Connecticut’s House of Representatives early Sunday morning approved a state budget deal reached between legislative Democrats and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that expands gambling in Connecticut and shifts about $6 billion in mostly health care spending for the poor from under the state’s constitutional spending cap.

06/02/2013

New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sanitation Worker Almost Loses Leg In Early Morning Accident

The victim was pinned between the two vehicles and suffered a broken right leg and arm, his left leg was crushed above knee and nearly required amputation. The 27-year-old man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was stabilized.

06/01/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut House Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.

05/30/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy: Outline Agreed To For New Connecticut Budget

“There’s still work to be done in the next day or so but we’re going to have a budget,” Malloy told reporters Tuesday.

05/28/2013

iPhone (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Connecticut Proposal Would Hike Tax On Digital Downloads

Downloading e-books, music from iTunes, or apps for your phone could become expensive for folks in Connecticut.

05/22/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Promises No New Taxes Amid Projected Half Billion Dollar Revenue Deficit

Lower than anticipated revenue is to blame, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes.

05/01/2013

Bernie Williams performs at Madison Square Garden - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernie Williams Goes To Bat For Ossining Schools

Budget cuts have forced a Westchester County school district to rely on fundraising, but that doesn’t mean they’re turning to bake sales.

04/26/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Legislature Turns Attention To Budget Deficit

With gun control reform accomplished, Connecticut state lawmakers now have to figure out how to deal with the over $2 billion deficit in the next two-year budget.

04/08/2013

The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Assembly Gives Final OK Of $135B State Budget

The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.

03/29/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Critics: State Budget Favors Buffalo Bills, Hollywood Over Cancer Prevention

Some critics are not happy that the proposed New York State budget cuts funding for cancer screenings and teen smoking prevention programs, but expands spending to help the Buffalo Bills and Hollywood.

03/25/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Senate Holds Sunday Session To Advance Budget Bill

Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.

03/24/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. Mayors Fear Tax Hikes Might Be Needed With Malloy’s Budget

Mayors from around Connecticut and of both parties say they don’t want to raise property taxes, but say that if Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget goes forward, they will have no choice.

03/21/2013

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