Monthly Archive for April, 2011

: April, 2011

Guv/Legislature negotiating latter’s role in budget cuts

If Governor Dannel Malloy fails to obtain $2 billion in union concessions to balance his proposed budget, the Democrat has pledged to plug that hole through layoffs and additional cuts. “We’re not

The price of being a maverick on budget issues…

Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, has over the last few legislative sessions cast¬† votes against tax hikes sought by¬†Democratic leaders on Fairfield County’s wealthier households. Subsequently he and a few of

Sen. Daily says gas tax in play

Over the past few days legislators from both parties have said they’ve been getting an earful from constituents angry about the additional .03 the budget package Democratic leaders struck with the

Blumenthal leaves Jepsen in dust over PlayStation data breach

New Attorney General George Jepsen has pledged not to be in the public eye as much as his camera-chasing predecessor, fellow Democrat Richard Blumenthal, now a U.S. Senator. But this is kind

SustiNet supporters shouldn’t expect any miracles from Dem leaders

The SustiNet health care reform bill that is limping its way to the end of the legislative session doesn’t contain a state-run insurance program (a public option) or allow small businesses to join

Thought lawmakers had taken care of workplace smoking?

Think again. This bill is before the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee tomorrow.

For Guv. Malloy, message trumps money with Amazon tax

As our newspapers reported in early March, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration initially resisted imposing a so-called Amazon tax on Internet sales, citing questions about its legality. But

Democrats who didn’t get income tax hike still happy

Alterations to Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s tax package appear to have won over a coalition of state House Democrats, even if the governor did not grant their wish and agree to further increase

Lawmakers given anti-GOP cartoon, Dem chair not laughing

Members of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, at this moment debating a budget deal struck yesterday between the governor and Democratic leaders, found copies of a Hartford Courant editorial

Dems love the big CEOs, Republicans for the little guy

How much weight should lawmakers place on budget endorsements from some of the state’s major corporate leaders? That’s the mini argument that occurred as the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding