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The Capitol Beat: October 16, 2017

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 […]

Capitol Beat: November 19

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: Fiscal Year End 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 […]

The Capitol Beat: April 7, 2016

Finance Committee Calls it a Day, Approves Tax, Bond Other Revenue-related Proposals

The Legislature’s Finance Committee today approved, along party lines, a proposed 2017 tax package that would support the budget approved by the Appropriations Committee yesterday. However, as many pointed out, the package does […]

The Capitol Beat: January 27, 2016

A Lot of Lemons: Governor, Legislature Face Growing Deficits […]

The Capitol Beat: December 8-12

May you and yours enjoy the blessings of the season throughout the year. – Your friends at Gaffney, Bennett


This week has been punctuated by more major changes in staffing and personnel in state government and legislative circles. […]

The Capitol Beat: April 7-11

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

April 7 – April 11, 2014

This week is shaping up to be a light one at the Legislature as many observe religious holidays. The following two and a half weeks until adjournment will be anything but, however, […]

The Capitol Beat: March 31 – April 4

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

March 31, 2014—April 4, 2014

This week all 24 legislative committees officially completed work on bills originating in their committees.  Four weeks and five days from now we will know the outcome of those efforts.  The final gavel […]

The Capitol Beat: March 17-21

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

March 10, 2014—March 14, 2014

Bill Increasing Cap on Urban-Industrial Tax Credits Clears Commerce

The Commerce Committee this week approved a pared down version of a measure that would increase the cap on Urban and Industrial Tax Credits from […]

The Capitol Beat: March 10-14

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

March 10, 2014—March 14, 2014

Preliminary 2013 Jobs Figures Look Promising, but Gains Erratic

The state Department of Labor Friday issued Connecticut’s job creation numbers for 2013, and while they are rosier and showed steady gains – 21,000 new […]