Archive for November 5th, 2015

November 5th, 2015

Legislative Leaders, Malloy Agree on Budget Shortfall

by Christopher O'Brien

By Christine Stuart

Legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy agreed Wednesday to close a $350-to-$370 million mid-year budget shortfall after a second round of negotiations.

Last week legislative leaders emerged from their first budget negotiation with Malloy and agreed to determine the size of the shortfall. Now that they’ve agreed, they will spend the next week coming up with suggested spending cuts to fill the hole.

 

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November 5th, 2015

Republicans Target Malloy, Even Though Not on Ballot

by Christopher O'Brien

By Christine Stuart

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s name isn’t on the ballot today, but you wouldn’t know it from the Republican Party’s rhetoric, robocalls, or mailers.

Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said with a 32 percent approval rating Malloy is unpopular and Democratic mayors and first selectman have done nothing to speak out against his policies.

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November 5th, 2015

Writers Wanted

by Christopher O'Brien

Thanks for choosing the Wolcott Whisper as your local news source covering the elections. During any local emergency, we strive to inform you what’s going on as well.

We started the Whisper in 2009 so that you would be more connected to the place you call home. Newspapers used to have staffers assigned to single towns and write several articles of week. It was where we read about Eagle Scouts, girl scouts, and the high school baseball team’s runs and outs. You got to know your local leaders and how their decisions affect you and your neighbors. Once in awhile you would learn about a local resident who reached their 105th birthday, a veteran who played a pivotal role a war, as well as local volunteers making a difference.

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