Survey: Lack Of State Budget Straining Connecticut Towns

Jul 25, 2017
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Two weeks into the fiscal year, municipalities are feeling the financial stress of not knowing how much aid they’ll get from the state.

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Unionized state employees in Connecticut have voted overwhelming to approve a labor concession deal that’s expected to save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years. The deal now heads to the General Assembly for a vote.

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The Republican minority in the Connecticut House of Representatives presented details of their state budget proposal in Hartford on Tuesday. The state has been operating without a budget since the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1.

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Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut is holding up extremely well despite not having a budget. Malloy was speaking on Wednesday at an event to highlight the need for upgrades to the 70-year-old Heroes Tunnel on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in New Haven.

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Without a state budget in place, Connecticut is operating under executive order. Governor Dannel Malloy has outlined cuts to get state finances in line. Among them are funds for local libraries.