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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.)

Conn. Revised Budget Shows Much Smaller Surplus, Deficit For 2015

Lawmakers have until the current legislative session ends next Wednesday to work out a solution.

05/01/2014

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (file/credit: County Executive's Office)

State Board: Nassau Budget Woes ‘Necessitate’ Continuation Of Deficit

In 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.

10/10/2013

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 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

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

Malloy Urges Conn. Lawmakers To Make Schools Safer During State Of State Address

Conn. Gov Dan Malloy got emotional Wednesday as he spoke about the teachers and a therapist who sacrificed their lives to protect students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

01/09/2013

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

Conn. House Minority Leader: State Facing Own ‘Fiscal Cliff’

While residents are paying more through a range of everyday taxes, they next will see big cuts and state programs and services, according to Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero.

12/05/2012

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

Gov. Malloy Implements Immediate Spending Cuts Totaling $170 Million

State budget director Ben Barnes calls the cuts difficult but necessary to balance the budget.

11/28/2012

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

Investment Management Company Ranks Connecticut Last For Credit Worthiness

When a Hartford-based investment management company surveyed the states for credit worthiness, Connecticut came in dead last.

11/15/2012

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

Connecticut Budget Deficit Grows; Budget Cuts May Be On Horizon

The governor’s office announced plans to release updated budget projections on Nov. 20 but has already ruled out any further tax hikes.

11/14/2012

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and St. Sen. Joe Kyrillos (credits: Menendez for Senate 2012, Joe Kyrillos for Senate, Inc.)

Eye on Politics: Interviews With New Jersey’s U.S. Senate Candidates

Election Day is November 6 and New Jerseyans may end up picking a new U.S. Senator or sticking with the one they have right now.

10/10/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.

10/08/2012

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate at the University of Denver - Oct. 3, 2012 (credit: Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)

Fact Check Thursday: Romney Vs. Obama – Round One

Usually, we present this segment on Fridays, but this week, we’re presenting it one day earlier to strike while the iron is hot after last night’s first debate between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

10/04/2012

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention - Charlotte, NC - Sep 6, 2012 (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Obama, Biden Speak At DNC

Today, WCBS 880’s Lynda Lopez spoke with factcheck.org’s Lori Robertson, who is still in Charlotte going over last night’s Democratic National Convention speeches by the President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

09/07/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Buck: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.

08/13/2012

Nassau County Logo (credit: CBS 2)

A Double Digit Deficit For Nassau County In 2011

Financial statements reveal that Nassau County ended the 2011 fiscal year with a deficit of over 50 million dollars.

07/13/2012

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