Gov. Dannel Malloy released a plan Wednesday to close a $208 million state deficit this year by offering a combination of cuts to social service programs and tax increases on cigarettes, hotels, and the state sales tax.
Connecticut’s bond commission just approved another $1 billion in general obligation bonds to be issued for schools, capital projects and tax credits to businesses, but beginning in 2018 the state will begin to issue a new type of bond. Included in the bipartisan budget package was a provision to issue new revenue bonds tied directly to Connecticut’s income tax, which the Treasurer’s office described as “stable and strong.”
The Division of Criminal Justice has ignored a 2009 executive order by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, which limited the amount of time retired employees could be rehired by an agency, according to a new state audit.
When a city or town is forced to go to binding arbitration over a labor contract, they often have little to gain and a whole lot to lose, but the decision comes down to one person.
More than 27,000 current state employees are receiving cash payouts or extra vacation time as the result of a lawsuit settlement with Connecticut’s state employee unions, which dates back to 2003.
Connecticut imposes “onerous” state licensing requirements on a large number of low-income jobs, according to a new state-by-state study by the Institute for Justice. The state licensing requirements means that workers must complete state-mandated education and pay fees in order to work. The state’s requirement of a year or more ...