Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed his first budget into law, calling it tough, fair and honest.
The $40.1 billion budget attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.
The administration is looking into which state employees could soon receive layoff notices, preparing for the possibility that an agreement for labor savings can’t be reached.
Governor Dannel Malloy has joined the grass-roots campaign to stop federal officials from deporting 23-year-old Mariano Cardoso.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget plan counts on a billion dollars in union concessions per year over the next two years, and if talks break down, a billion dollar cut in municipal aid is possible.
Some residents in Greenwich are not liking Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s proposal to raise the sales tax to 9.35 percent on expensive luxury cars.
This comes amid undertones that the talks with union leaders are not yielding the $1 billion in concessions Malloy is looking for this year.
In New York City, where roughly 10 percent of revenue comes from Washington, thousands of locally-based federal workers would be furloughed.
While talks continue between the administration and unionized state workers, Gov. Malloy has a back up plan just in case.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut can no longer afford to make special payments to veteran state employees and believes the General Assembly should pass legislation addressing the twice-a-year longevity bonuses.
Advocates of the bill, which passed the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on a 29-12 vote, said it could reduce state prison costs as well as the number of reoffenders.
While a lot of people had a axe to grind or hoped to promote a special interest, others expressed a genuine interest in hearing the state of the state from the governor himself.
Malloy is seeking funds rejected by Florida for a planned commuter rail line between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts.
It’s been a long time coming for Connecticut commuters. The first set of long-awaited new commuter rail cars have begun running on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad.
It’s something that hasn’t happened in Connecticut for decades.