Spending Cuts Made To Close Budget Deficit

December 28, 2015

Because state revenues have not been as strong as we anticipated last year when we approved the current 2016 state budget, we voted earlier this month to cut spending by $350 million, or one-half of 1 percent of the $40 billion biennial state budget, thereby closing Connecticut’s budget deficit for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016.

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Spending Cuts Made To Close State Deficit

December 28, 2015

Because state revenues have not been as strong as we anticipated last year when we approved the current 2016 state budget, we voted earlier this month to cut spending by $350 million, or one-half of 1 percent of the $40 billion biennial state budget, thereby closing Connecticut’s budget deficit for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016.

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Getting Ready for the Workforce

December 23, 2015

102 champions graduated the WorkPlace’s Platform 2 Employment program. The legislature originally funded the program in 2014. I was so proud to be part of the celebration at Gateway.

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Budget Update

December 21, 2015

The new budget framework is better for New Haven’s economy than the executive proposal. We successfully restored items proposed for elimination and provided some relief to services and to the New Haven economy.

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