| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Despite a board member downplaying the benefits, Arlington Heights is expected to take on two budgeting periods next year as it transitions its fiscal cycle.
The switch from a May-April fiscal year to a January-December one, officials said, will mean...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can.
| May 5, 2014
| 3:03 PM
As a candidate in 2010, Democrat Dannel P. Malloy would often criticize his predecessor, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, for agreeing to state budget deals that called for gimmicks to paper over deficits.
Now, pushed into a corner by a lag in tax...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Unfortunately, keno lives.
Stop flirting with it, lawmakers, and repeal this unwanted, addictive game.
Keno has traveled a circuitous route. Near the end of last year's legislative session, negotiators inserted — without public hearing or much...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't want to spend much time talking about the story of the week at a news conference Friday: the dazzling collapse of state revenue collections that has reduced a surplus in the current budget from about $500 million to a measly...
| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
| May 19, 2014
| 3:38 PM
How long can Hartford keep doing this?
The city is in the throes of its annual struggle to pass something that passes for a balanced budget, an exercise that gets more challenging each year.
In his budget address last month, Mayor Pedro Segarra...
| May 2, 2014
The end of the legislative session has featured an unusual amount of gear-shifting by the state's leading policy-makers. The most notable came last week when reality forced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to abandon his $55-a-person income tax refund under pressure...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The age of the Connecticut state employee suggestion box has ended. That was the notorious device Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used to balance a nearly $200 million gap budget gap in 2011. No one ever explained what the valuable suggestions were.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:51 AM
If Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, and his fellow travelers get their way in November, everyone in America will suffer extreme cuts in programs. Did I say everyone? I meant everyone but the rich. Ryan, clearly in the pocket of...