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The State Budget Process

When the legislature reconvenes in January for the 2019 legislative session, a new General Assembly and a new Gubernatorial Administration will have to craft and implement a new biennial state budget. This overview will explain the legislature’s constitutional...

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General Assembly Adopts Bipartisan Budget

On October 25th the General Assembly adopted a full biennium budget after months of negotiations, vote attempts, and a veto. A September Special Session saw a proposal crafted by Democratic leaders and the Governor fail to a Republican proposal, which was ultimately...

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October State Budget Update

The State Legislature has grappled with the task of adopting a full biennium budget since February and was unable to successfully adopt one by the session’s end in June. This year’s unusual, chaotic, and contentious budget process began with the Appropriations...

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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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