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REACTIONS: How Leaders Around the State Feel About the Bipartisan Budget
October 27, 2017

REACTIONS: How Leaders Around the State Feel About the Bipartisan Budget

As the two-year budget awaits a 'yea' or 'nay' from Governor Malloy, we take a look at reactions to the budget from around the state.

Budget, Negotiated Without Malloy, Passes Senate 33-3
October 26, 2017

Budget, Negotiated Without Malloy, Passes Senate 33-3

In just the latest bipartisan showing in Hartford, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate came together to pass, by a 33-3 margin, a balanced two-year budget.

EXCLUSIVE: Institute Director: Residents are “Very Knowledgeable,” Concerned With State’s Direction
October 25, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Institute Director: Residents are “Very Knowledgeable,” Concerned With State’s Direction

Reclaim Connecticut talked to the director of Sacred Heart's Institute for Public Policy, which recently completed a lengthy and substantive survey of Connecticut residents on public policy.

Poll: 90% in CT Aware of Budget Crisis, 91% Concerned About High Taxes
October 24, 2017

Poll: 90% in CT Aware of Budget Crisis, 91% Concerned About High Taxes

Also, 94 percent of state residents are concerned about the high overall cost of living, and more from the Sacred Heart University poll released this week.

EXCLUSIVE: Small Towns Leader: Budget Impasse “Penalizing” Towns Trying “To Do Everything Right”
October 19, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Small Towns Leader: Budget Impasse “Penalizing” Towns Trying “To Do Everything Right”

Betsy Gara talked to Reclaim Connecticut about Malloy's budget proposal, the budget that passed (and Malloy vetoed), and the recent Moody's report on Connecticut municipalities.

Deal or No Deal? Leaders Announce Bipartisan Budget, But Votes Still to Come
October 19, 2017

Deal or No Deal? Leaders Announce Bipartisan Budget, But Votes Still to Come

Four legislative leaders announced a deal on a two-year budget on Wednesday. Now, the long road to votes – and, perhaps, another Dan Malloy veto – awaits.

Moody’s: 26 CT Cities/Towns Facing Downgrades, 25 Assigned “Negative” Outlook
October 17, 2017

Moody’s: 26 CT Cities/Towns Facing Downgrades, 25 Assigned “Negative” Outlook

The 'good' news, according to Moody's? Towns and cities can raise property taxes by "unlimited" amounts!

Malloy Holds Bitter Press Conference to Poke Holes in Bipartisan Budget Talks
October 13, 2017

Malloy Holds Bitter Press Conference to Poke Holes in Bipartisan Budget Talks

The Senate Republican leader responded to Malloy's press conference by calling the governor's comments "extremely unproductive."

100 Days Without a Budget: Looking Back on the Failures, and One Success, of a Crisis
October 9, 2017

100 Days Without a Budget: Looking Back on the Failures, and One Success, of a Crisis

Perhaps the one major accomplishment in Connecticut's government over the past three months was a bipartisan budget. But then Dan Malloy vetoed it.

CT House Dems’ Budget Taxes and Spends
August 23, 2017

CT House Dems’ Budget Taxes and Spends

This latest Democrat budget still leaves Connecticut drowning in debt.