budget http://wshu.org en Stamford gets $2.1M to balance its year-end books in late request http://wshu.org/post/stamford-gets-21m-balance-its-year-end-books-late-request <p>The Stamford Board of Finance voted 5-1 Tuesday night to approve an 11th-hour appropriation for $2.1M for a projected shortfall in several departments including police and fire. That's not before board members chastised the Martin Administration and this year's budgetary process for not keeping the body better informed of the projections.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:55:13 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 19644 at http://wshu.org 2014 Conn. legislative session comes to a close http://wshu.org/post/2014-conn-legislative-session-comes-close <p></p><p>Connecticut lawmakers ended this year's legislative session at midnight Wednesday. The highlight of the session was the passage of a revised $19 billion state budget based on an agreement between the Democratic majority in the legislature and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:15:54 +0000 Ebong Udoma 17049 at http://wshu.org 2014 Conn. legislative session comes to a close Malloy scraps plan to send $55 refund checks to Conn taxpayers http://wshu.org/post/malloy-scraps-plan-send-55-refund-checks-conn-taxpayers <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has abandoned his proposal to give a $55-per-person tax refund this year. This comes after it was announced on Monday that that state’s tax return revenue is below what had been anticipated.</span></p><p style="line-height: 150%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:41:30 +0000 Ebong Udoma 16562 at http://wshu.org Malloy scraps plan to send $55 refund checks to Conn taxpayers Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long) http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-sheds-deficit-not-long <p></p><p>Suffolk County budget officials say there’s a slowly improving fiscal picture for the county and that&nbsp;Suffolk actually had its first budget surplus since 2006. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:37:05 +0000 Charles Lane 16245 at http://wshu.org Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long) Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition http://wshu.org/post/budget-decisions-made-behind-closed-doors-long-albany-tradition <p>When a budget deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because, the long Albany tradition known as "three men in a -room" continues.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:50:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14897 at http://wshu.org Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition