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 […]
Written on September 5, 2018 at 11:22 am, by gbactuser
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 […]
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 […]
Written on October 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm, by gbactuser
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 […]
Written on October 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by gbactuser
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 […]
Written on June 19, 2017 at 11:48 am, by gbactuser
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.
Written on January 6, 2017 at 10:47 am, by gbactuser
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.
Written on December 19, 2016 at 10:16 am, by gbactuser
OFA, Comptroller Hear Earful about Budget Dysfunction, ‘Dissonance’
On Wednesday, the Legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) fielded a battery of questions from a half dozen GOP lawmakers who wanted to know why there were discrepancies in the 2017 budget deficit numbers recently provided by […]
Written on October 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm, by gbactuser
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The Progressive Caucus of the state Legislature unveiled its alternative budget proposal today, downplaying the Governor’s proposed “sin taxes” and sales tax increases on household goods and services and instead pushing for a higher marginal income tax on high earners and a tax on capital […]
In his inaugural budget proposal, Governor Lamont relied heavily on a broad expansion of the sales tax base to currently exempt goods and services to spread the pain and balance the budget for fiscal years 2020-21. While the […]