Rank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers will be briefed Monday on a tentative two-year budget agreement reached between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly’s Democrats early Sunday.
Republicans, the minority party in both chambers, have a plan that calls for no new taxes and are frustrated that none of their lawmakers have been invited to budget talks.
State Sen. Toni Boucher said Republicans in Hartford have come up with a plan that would redirect bonding, freeing up an extra $1 billion a year.
The Democratic governor announced the ban Tuesday, saying it shows the state stands by “our LBGT family members, friends and colleagues.”
Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, stumbled upon Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to transfer all local authority regarding land near the stations to the state while she was going over the transportation budget with a fine-tooth comb.
Ben Barnes, the governor’s budget chief, acknowledged Tuesday that Malloy’s proposal for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 exceeds the state’s constitutional cap on spending by about $55 million.
Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, a member of the Transportation Committee, believes one way to kick it off is for lawmakers to shut the door on funding pet projects in their districts.
Joe McGee of the Business Council of Fairfield County said the federal government should feel compelled to contribute.
Some of the recommendations, especially those focusing on gun control, were included in an interim report in 2013 that called for ensuring classroom doors can be locked from the inside and limits on ammunition purchases.
Republican legislators are proposing a 30-year, $37.4 billion plan to pay for a proposed overhaul of Connecticut’s transportation system without resurrecting tolls.
At a news conference Thursday in Danbury, Malloy said he will unveil a five-year ramp-up plan with a 25-year construction phase, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
The president of Metro-North Railroad has told Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that the commuter rail line cannot reach its target of 95 percent on-time service.
The polls were open just minutes on Election Day when problems surfaced in Hartford, delaying voters, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Conservative petitioning candidate Joe Visconti has dropped out of the Connecticut governor’s race and thrown his support to Republican Tom Foley in a last-minute effort to defeat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The president’s wife is scheduled to appear Thursday at an afternoon campaign rally in New Haven for Malloy. President Barack Obama is slated to headline another rally Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport.