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  • Weighing L.A. County payroll additions under budget plan

    Weighing L.A. County payroll additions under budget plan
    There is necessarily a tug of war between a government's obligation to provide service and its duty to remain fiscally responsible, a fact duly noted in the letter transmitting the proposed 2015-16 Los Angeles County budget to the Board of Supervisors. In this year of continuing economic recovery, budget officials recommend funding for more than 1,000 new positions. That's a lot of new employees — even in a county of 10 million people. One in every 100 county residents already is a county worker.
  • Additional Steps Malloy Should Take to Reduce the Deficit

    Additional Steps Malloy Should Take to Reduce the Deficit
    As a public service we thought we might comb through the state budget ourselves looking for additional areas where Gov. Dannel Malloy can make cuts and adjustments to help reduce a projected deficit in the $100 million range. Some may ask, where did...

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...

    Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit

    Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit
    After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified its workforce that 39 employees will be laid off at the end of the year to avoid a multi-million-dollar deficit, a cut of about 4% of the total...

    Malloy Makes $47.8M In Budget Cuts To Ease Deficit

    Malloy Makes $47.8M In Budget Cuts To Ease Deficit
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the state budget by $47.8 million Thursday to help eliminate a projected deficit of $99 million in the current fiscal year. Malloy also asked the judicial branch, which he does not control, to cut an additional $6 million,...