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According to a report today by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the state's tax receipts in May were down $766.9 million or 19.7%...
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported today that his brother, CNN journalist Chris Cuomo, has tested positive for COVID-19. He is quarantined in the basement of his house in order to protect his wife and three children.
Malloy's veto is expected to occur sometime today.
"Now is the time for working together,” says Connecticut Business & Industry Association President and CEO Joe Brennan.
Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton called Gov. Dannel Malloy’s latest proposal “an outrageous approach to governing."
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman cast the tie-breaking vote in a Senate divided on the deal along party lines.
The governor was scornful of state Democrats and Republicans alike for failing to vote on even a provisional budget.
A detailed plan will be finalized and released publicly before June 30, the governor said.
The move comes a day after Democrats proposed asking 169 towns to push out their local budget deadlines.
Malloy offered up $1.36 billion in new spending reductions and is seeking $700 million in annual state employee labor savings.
Among other mandate relief proposals, specific provisions will eliminate spending caps for most municipalities.
The figure is significantly higher than the $5.7 million deficit recently projected by Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes.
It's the second consecutive year that the state posted a deficit.
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