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Libraries decry proposed cuts

Libraries across the state are bracing for budget cuts. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget contains $2 million worth of cuts to library programs, including a $950,000 cut to the ConnectiCard…


Republicans laud alternative budget

HARTFORD — House and Senate Republican legislators unveiled an alternative budget proposal the Gov Dannell Malloy’s plan last week. “This plan responsibly funds important social programs and services, phases out…


Area legislators offer different takes on state deficit

With the state budget heading towards the red, local Republican and Democrat state legislators have differing opinions on the projected shortfall. “Obviously, I’m really disappointed to see that that’s taking…

Legislature spares towns from cuts in state aid

After state unions failed to approve $1.6 billion in concessions, the heads of local municipalities feared state aid to towns would be slashed. “I’m keeping my tongue between my teeth…

Gov. Dannel Malloy

State budget spares towns for now

Last week, legislators in Hartford passed a $40.1 billion budget for the next two years that offers painful labor cuts and tax increases but leaves municipalities largely unscathed. “The overriding,…

State Rep. David Labriola (R-Naugatuck). CONTRIBUTED

Support for Malloy’s budget sparse among local legislators

NAUGATUCK — Compliments were scarce from area lawmakers for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget.   “I don’t believe enough cuts have been made,” state Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) said. Rebimbas…