Anthony Moaton

New Haven schools are facing a $6.6 million deficit this year, which may lead to closings and firings before summer starts. 

Johnathon Henninger

After years of being in the red, the state of Connecticut now has a surplus of more than $1 billion because of higher than expected income tax collections since the beginning of the year. Democrats and Republicans have different ideas about what to do with the money.

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has proposed raising fees as part of her revised budget proposal.

Curran has proposed raising the fee for certain traffic and parking offenses, such as red light camera violations, to $95.

A distracted driver education program could cost $100. Contractors with home improvement licenses would have to renew annually, instead of every two years, at a cost of $600 per year.

There would even be a $1 surcharge for a bucket of balls at the driving range.

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The newly approved New York State budget includes a workaround for the partial loss of state and local tax deductions in the federal tax overhaul.

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

Budget talks are stalled one day before a self-imposed deadline of March 30 by Governor Cuomo and the state legislature. Meanwhile, groups left out of the detail expressed their dismay.