Category Archives: The Capitol Beat

The Capitol Beat: September 4

Written on September 5, 2018 at 11:22 am, by

Update on 2018 Gubernatorial, CT General Assembly Races

Oz Griebel, former Republican gubernatorial candidate from Simsbury and regional Hartford business leader, and Democratic lawyer Monte Frank of Newtown, have petitioned and secured the requisite number of signatures of CT voters to be placed on the statewide […]

The Capitol Beat: March 2

Written on March 5, 2018 at 1:09 pm, by

In Swan Song, Governor’s Budget Chief Presents Malloy’s Final Revenue Proposal, Covering FY 2019, to Finance Committee

Governor Malloy’s unflinching budget chief Ben Barnes today presented the Finance Committee with the Governor’s final revenue proposal—Governor Malloy has chosen not to seek re-election after two terms […]

The Capitol Beat: December 1

Written on December 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by

The Comptroller today issued a letter to the Governor on the 2018 projected deficit that will require the Governor to submit a Deficit Mitigation Plan (DMP) to the legislature. The comptroller has officially certified the size of the deficit at $207.8 million, based upon […]

The Capitol Beat: October 31, 2017

Written on October 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm, by

A little less than a week since the Legislature sent the Governor a $40 billion, bipartisan budget bill for FY 18-19 and some 120 days passed the deadline, the Governor today signed all but the appropriation line items for a hospital tax – a core […]

The Capitol Beat: October 16, 2017

Written on October 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by

With little or no interaction and few signals from legislative leaders that a new budget proposal may be on the horizon for FY 18-19, Governor Malloy today offered his fourth proposal to pay the state’s bills and balance the budget during the biennium.

The Governor’s new […]

The Capitol Beat: June 7, 2017

Written on June 19, 2017 at 11:48 am, by

What a difference an election year can make. After November’s election when, for the first time in nearly 40 years, Republicans gained enough seats to tie the Senate 18-18, and took eight seats in the House, creating a 79-72 four-vote swing margin, a new […]

The Capitol Beat: January 4, 2017

Written on January 6, 2017 at 10:47 am, by

In with the New, In with the Old: 2017 Legislative Session Convenes

The 2017 General Assembly session convened today, featuring the swearing in of new and veteran lawmakers in the state Senate and state House of Representatives and an austerity speech from Governor Dannel Malloy.

The […]

The Capitol Beat: December 16

Written on December 19, 2016 at 10:16 am, by

Still No Announcements on Legislative Committee Makeup for 2017

With just two and a half weeks before the gavel sounds on January 4th convening the 2017 General Assembly session, there have been no formal announcements from legislative leaders on the makeup of committees.

Historically, […]

Capitol Beat: November 19

Written on December 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm, by

Economic Stability on Everyone’s Mind Inside and Outside the Capitol

The Legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) today issued its annual fiscal report card for fiscal years 2017-2020.

In the short-term, OFA is projecting a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 deficit of $77.5 million. The […]

The Capitol Beat: November 8

Written on November 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm, by

Connecticut GOP Ties Up Senate 18-18, Narrows Margin in House

Election day has come and gone, but its shockwaves are sure to be felt for some time on the national and state levels. As of 11 p.m., Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had prevailed […]