Tag Archives: government

The Capitol Beat: September 4

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: October 31, 2017

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: January 4, 2017

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 […]

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: October 28, 2016

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 […]

The Capitol Beat: January 27, 2016

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

The Capitol Beat: January 15, 2016

Transportation Finance Panel Issues Final Recommendations

The panel convened by the Governor to develop both short- and long-term financing plans to repair and improve all major components of the state’s multi-modal and integrated transportation system today issued its recommendations. These proposals would serve to […]

The Capitol Beat: September 30

State Tax Panel Hears Presentations on CT’s Competitiveness, Fiscal Health

Members of the State Tax Panel today heard from two different academics about how the state measures up regionally and nationally in terms of its tax structure and the role of other fiscal variable in economic […]

The Capitol Beat: August 31

The world may owe you a living, but you have to hustle to collect!

Governor Says Nyet to GOP’s Call for a Special Session to Repeal Unitary Tax […]

The Capitol Beat: February 2-6

Speaker, Municipal Commission Back Incentives to Generate Revenues for Towns

In the latest push to give municipalities more flexibility and relieve them of their over-reliance on the regressive property tax system, House Speaker Brendan, D-Hamden, and the municipal commission he created several years ago, this week […]