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CSCU President Ojakian ‘cautiously optimistic’ over future; announces retirement

While the system’s Board of Regents has predicted a 10% drop in enrollment at its four universities, “The preliminary numbers we’re seeing have been better than that,” Mark Ojakian said. “We’re hopeful that no institution hits that 10% mark.”

Facing some harsh realities, CSCU head Mark Ojakian vows to keep...

"There are many new members in the General Assembly this year, so we have to educate them about our system and what we do," says Ojakian of the organization that's weighing a variety of tuition scenarios for the 2019-20 school year.

Ben Barnes leaving state government to become CSCU CFO

Before joining the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Barnes was the operating officer for the Bridgeport Public Schools.

Malloy offers Lamont ‘transition budget’ that could mean no tax increase

Gov.-elect Ned Lamont is inheriting an estimated budget deficit of $1.73 billion for fiscal 2020.

Connecticut starts FY 2019 with projected surplus

However, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Ben Barnes acknowledged that his projections would "undoubtedly be revised" based on changing economic data.

Bond Commission approves $10M for CT highway tolls study

Among those voting against the proposal was State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, who said that by revisiting tolls, the governor “has ignored the will of the legislature, and ultimately ignored the will of the Connecticut taxpayer.”

CT budget deficit drops to $505 million

The latest figure is an improvement of $96.4 million from the Malloy administration's June estimate.

Danbury, Stamford TOD projects receive state grants

“The jobs created by these projects and the infrastructure enhancements will not only benefit us in the short term, but for generations to come,” said Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes.

Connecticut headed for budget deficit of $178.4 million this fiscal year

“These numbers are disappointing but not unexpected," said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney and Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano in a joint statement.

Minus budget, Connecticut officially in the red

The government will transfer $94 million from the Municipal Revenue Sharing Account, funded by one-half percent of the state sales tax, to offset the projected shortfall.

State announces grant to provide high-quality mapping data to municipalities

$2.2 million was awarded to the Capitol Region Council of Governments to acquire high-resolution aerial imagery and precise elevation data for the entire state.

Malloy’s holiday surprise: $50 million cut in state aid to municipalities

Cuts in education grants across the county range from $1.3 million in Greenwich to $$34,351 in Sherman.

State pulls out of Stamford train station project

The state is now focusing on a new 1,000-space garage on South State Street, expected to open in 2021 at an estimated cost of $53 million.

State grants for transit-oriented development and growth include three Fairfield towns

Projects in Danbury, New Canaan and Westport are among those receiving a total of nearly $11 million in funding.

State budget braces for sequester

Unless U.S. Congress members take further action, Connecticut officials are bracing for roughly $58.7 million in lost federal funding for the 2013 fiscal year.