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Malloy Signs Budget, Vetoes $1.1 Billion Line Item on Hospitals
November 1, 2017

Malloy Signs Budget, Vetoes $1.1 Billion Line Item on Hospitals

The governor signed the bipartisan budget into law on Tuesday, ending Connecticut's budget crisis – save for one major line item.

These People Want to Be Your Next Gov; How They Feel About the Budget
October 31, 2017

These People Want to Be Your Next Gov; How They Feel About the Budget

Reclaim Connecticut reached out to 15 gubernatorial or exploratory campaigns, to see how candidates would treat the bipartisan budget. Several responded.

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Small Biz Leader Says Budget’s a “Relief,” But More to Be Done
October 27, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Small Biz Leader Says Budget’s a “Relief,” But More to Be Done

Andrew Markowski, Connecticut director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), talks to us about the budget and going on offense for small businesses.

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.

Budget Votes Coming Today and Tomorrow; “Compromise” Reached
October 25, 2017

Budget Votes Coming Today and Tomorrow; “Compromise” Reached

After Democratic and Republican leaders reached a compromise on a two-year budget, legislators will vote this week to end the impasse.

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.

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Handler, Gov Candidate: “Our State’s Fiscal Health Is on Life Support”
October 17, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Handler, Gov Candidate: “Our State’s Fiscal Health Is on Life Support”

Mike Handler entered the governor's race in July. He talks to Reclaim Connecticut about the budget crisis, pensions, Stamford, and more.