The Capitol Beat: Fiscal Year 2016 In Review

Fiscal Woes Continue to Haunt State; Path Forward Becomes Ever More Difficult The state just can’t seem to make the numbers do what it wants them to: head toward a positive trajectory. A look back at the 2016 Fiscal Year (FY), which closed on June 30th, illustrates in stark relief how difficult budgeting and revenue …
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The Capitol Beat: April 6, 2016

Appropriations Committee Okays 2017 Midterm Budget, but it Won’t be the Last Word The ink was barely dry on the Appropriations Committee’s $19.9 billion alternative 2017 budget Wednesday when Governor Malloy announced that it did not cut spending deep enough and that he would produce yet another proposal next week to address the state’s growing …
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The Capitol Beat: January 27, 2016

A Lot of Lemons: Governor, Legislature Face Growing Deficits In Current Fiscal Year and in 2017 as Election Year Looms for General Assembly You’d never know we are in Connecticut as the lemon trees seem to keep producing lemons. The problem is we’re running out of lemonade recipes. Just recently, the administration’s Office of Policy …
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The Capitol Beat: August 31, 2015

The world may owe you a living, but you have to hustle to collect! –Unknown Governor Says Nyet to GOP’s Call for a Special Session to Repeal Unitary Tax As Three Panels Zero in on the Sensitive Topic Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, Friday implored the Governor to convene a special session of …
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The Capitol Beat: February 16-20, 2015

Never base your budget requests on realistic assumptions, as this could lead to a decrease in your funding. –Scott Adams, Dilbert cartoonist GOVERNOR’S 2016-17 BUDGET LEAVES FEW UNTOUCHED; NONPROFITS, BUSINESSES COLLEGES SHARE PAIN IN FORM OF CUTS OR COSTLY TAX POLICY CHANGES Businesses, state universities, hospitals and other nonprofits were left scratching their heads and …
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The Capitol Beat: February 18-22, 2013

From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates February 18, 2013 – February 22, 2013 The Appropriations Committee is wrapping up its two weeks of hearings on the Governor’s proposed budget tonight, Friday, February 22, 2013.   To say some of the hearings have hit a nerve with committee members and the public often times because of the …
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