It’s been a rocky year for Metro-North Railroad. But Connecticut officials say scheduling improvements are on the way because of upgrades that are almost complete on a busy stretch of the New Haven line.
Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democrats who control the state legislature announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement on a revised budget. The $18.7 billion dollar budget deal follows the disclosure earlier this week that a $500 million budget surplus projected in January had shrunk to $43 million.
Connecticut’s projected budget surplus has dropped by 90 per cent since January. That’s based on numbers released by state officials on Wednesday. This is going to make negotiating a balanced budget a bit more difficult for Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and state legislative leaders.
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.