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State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20 years ago. The plans require multiple changes in the state budget, including $329 million in new funding and $120 million in spending cuts in a proposed budget of $20.729 billion for the fiscal year that starts in July. Malloy did not highlight any of the cuts in his second State of the State Address, but his budget summary shows that $4.8 million would be cut from the Connecticut Independent College Student grant that goes to...

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