The Alternative Budget Dance

Budget cuts sign

The dance goes like this: the minority party presents an alternative state budget; the majority says, “thanks for coming aboard—we’ll listen; the governor’s office pans the alternative; the majority state party says the alternative plan is a fraud; the minority party thanks the majority and ignores the governor and the state party. Got that? If […]

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Malloy, Baker and Craps


It’s not on the agenda but it’s quite possible that when they get together Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will chat about an issue that roils both states—casinos. Malloy, Baker and the rest of the New England Governors Association meet Thursday at the convention center in Hartford to talk energy. […]

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