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MA vs. CT Education, Pt. 2

Part two of a three part series from CTMirror.org on education spending and results in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Education Comparisons

The CT Mirror is publishing a three-part series this week comparing the bang for the buck Massachusetts gets in the field of education vs. Connecticut.

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Traffic Jam

Governor Malloy is warning that the state's transportation budget is in serious crisis and may require big increases in fuel taxes to remain solvent. The other alternative is to dramatically curtail projects he considers vital to the state's transportation system and economy.

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Deficit Talks

Less than two months after it was approved, the new state budget is already more than $200 million in the red and the governor will meet this week with top legislative leaders to try to figure out what to do about it. A special session before February is possible.

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Stem Tax Credit

A tiny tax credit aimed at graduating STEM students could be just the type of incentive necessary to help keep top college students in Connecticut after graduation.

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A Budget in Trouble

It is becoming clear the recently approved state budget is leaking less than a month after it was approved.

The spreading red ink is proof to some that the spending plan put together over a period of ten months does not present long-term solutions to the state's fiscal challenges.

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Special Session Already?

Less than a month after the legislature ended a ten month budget stalemate, Governor Malloy says lawmakers need to come back into special session to deal with a projected deficit of more than $200 million.

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Santy: Not Out of Woods

We have a state budget! But we’re not nearly out of the woods yet. A new round of projected deficits is just over the horizon, and if prompt and substantial action isn’t taken, we’ll go through this again, and again.

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Low Expectations

According to the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, state residents increasingly believe that overall business conditions in Connecticut are worsening, and an increasing percentage – now nearly half - expect that conditions will be about the same six months from now. More people believe that business conditions will continue to worsen than are of the view that they will improve.

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Good and Bad from Moody's

Moody's says having a state budget in place is good for Connecticut, but the details are bad for the University of Connecticut.

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Continued Budget Analysis

The chief economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association says the recently passed, bipartisan budget, is a step in the right direction and serves as a good sign for the future.

Pete Gioia, is also a member of the CT21 board.

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One Analysis

One week after Connecticut's longest budget crisis came to an end, it is right to ask lawmakers and candidates for office what's next? How do we avoid such a stalemate in the future by taking a long-term approach to state finances and economic growth.

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