1Four towns share sacrifice under Malloy’s budget, other governments spend more

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s mantra continues to be one of shared sacrifice with his budget calling for $1.9 billion of tax increases next year. “With job creation on our minds, several principles and philosophies helped guide us toward this day,” Malloy said in his budget address. “But the one over-arching concept that we kept in mind ...

3OPM offers negative SustiNet testimony

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget office submitted written testimony to a public hearing on the SutiNet bill Monday cautioning that it could be an obstacle to federal health care reform in Connecticut and impair the governor’s ability to manage the state budget. Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, also raised a concern about ...

0SustiNet bill redefines lobbying

The SustiNet bill up for public hearing today recommends the state combine several health of its plans into one large organization and to create a new government-run insurance plan for the general public – both as expected. However, the health care bill also changes the definition of lobbying to allow nonprofits to donate money to the ...

0Legislature’s Valentine to left-wing: a SustiNet public hearing

A government-run health insurance plan for Connecticut will get a public hearing Monday. For years, liberal interest groups and union organizers have pined for such a plan, which they call a public option. Many see it as a pathway to a single-payer system that would allow residents one choice for health insurance – the state. ...