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The Governor’s 2017 Budget Address

Governor Dannel P. Malloy presented the legislature with his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 carrying the fundamental message of “fairness”. This budget proposes General Fund expenditures of $18.3 billion for FY 2018 and $18.3 billion in FY 2019, the grand...

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The Budget

The focus for the 2017 Legislative Session in Connecticut is clear; legislators will be faced with the daunting challenge of addressing the State Budget predicament. According to projections made by the bipartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) on November 15, 2016,...

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Short Session Preview

On February 3, the Connecticut General Assembly will convene for the 2016 legislative session. This year will be a short session which concludes May 4. Short session is intended for mid-year revisions to the second year of the two year budget. Due to recent shortfalls...

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Hartford Business Journal Spotlights DNB

DePino, Nuñez, & Biggs is excited to share the news of Paul Nuñez and Melissa Biggs becoming partners with the readers of the Hartford Business Journal. Hartford gov’t relations firm promotes partners, changes name 4/1/2015 Hartford lobbying and public relations...

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DNB, formerly DePino Associates

DePino Associates is happy to announce Paul Nuñez and Melissa Biggs have been named Partners. DePino Associates is now DePino, Nuñez, & Biggs. Paul and Melissa have been working together at DePino Associates for several years with great dedication and working as a...

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What to Watch for in 2015

We've all heard about the difficult biennial budget, the Governor's big transportation initiative and the fact that we have three new leaders heading up the legislative caucuses. Governor Malloy has made several promises during the course of his campaign that he would...

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The Rise of Republicans

Democrats have held a super majority in the House since the early 2000s, despite a highly popular Republican Governor. Governor Rell's favor ability never fell under 60% but that support never extended to the legislative races. At one point there was only 37...

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A Guide to the CT Legislature

Connecticut’s General Assembly is considered a part time legislature. The legislature convenes for five months on odd numbered years, and for three months in the even numbered years. The entire General Assembly is up for election on even numbered years, there are 151...

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