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San Antonio Express-News
State aid cut goes deeper for Bridgeport schoolsoperating budget. She said the directive to collect the midyear rescission from
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
operating budget. She said the directive to collect the midyear rescission from the Alliance grant came from the state Office of Policy and Management. “These statutory changes were initially put in place to avoid having towns with Alliance... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Report: Local municipalities need to share more servicesstudy groups and surveys of local leaders, town employees and websites. The ser
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
study groups and surveys of local leaders, town employees and websites. The service was paid for by a grant from the state Office of Policy and Management. According to CGR President and CEO Joe Stefko, the region currently shares 33 services... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
The New Canaan News / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
The Register Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
Greenwich Time / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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The News-Times
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
The News-Times / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
The Middletown Press / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
Darien News-Review / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Tim Herbst changed his tune on chief justice pickwant to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governo
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
want to thank Governor Malloy, Andrew McDonald and Christopher Drake of Governor Malloy’s Office, Graham Stevens from the Office of Policy and Management, officials from the (state) Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as our... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Rep. Cook calls for release of city’s car tax reimbursementscollectively due to this discrepancy. In response to a letter sent by the citie
The Register Citizen / Posted 6 days ago
collectively due to this discrepancy. In response to a letter sent by the cities’ three mayors earlier this month, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes refused to release the funds until the legislature takes up deficit... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Looney backs car tax fix for Bridgeportstate deficit. “I am aware of the challenge that your communities face,” wrote
Connecticut Post / Posted 7 days ago
state deficit. “I am aware of the challenge that your communities face,” wrote Secretary Ben Barnes, head of the state Office of Policy and Management, earlier this week. “Unfortunately, I do not believe that OPM is in a position to approve the... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Local 1716 Ratifies Contract With City That Includes Pay Raises, Changes To Healthcarepanel, which can reject — up to two times — new labor agreements and arbitratio
Hartford Courant / Posted 9 days ago
panel, which can reject — up to two times — new labor agreements and arbitration awards. The secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, who is a co-chair of the oversight group, may also sit in on union negotiations. In a memo... Read more
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Business Standard India
Democrats in high-tax states plot to blunt impact of new tax lawto expect. “I suppose the rational response for us is to lower our taxes,” sai
Business Standard India / Posted 17 days ago
to expect. “I suppose the rational response for us is to lower our taxes,” said Benjamin Barnes, who heads the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, “but we have a public that has shown again and again that they expect high levels of... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
State budget, Medicare headaches ahead in new yearabout $54 million in the budget, through June 30, and $130 million in the next
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 18 days ago
about $54 million in the budget, through June 30, and $130 million in the next biennium. But Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, was skeptical the $130 million can be found through cuts in overtime, which legislative... Read more
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Connecticut Post
State budget, Medicare headaches ahead in new yearabout $54 million in the budget, through June 30, and $130 million in the next
Connecticut Post / Posted 18 days ago
about $54 million in the budget, through June 30, and $130 million in the next biennium. But Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, was skeptical the $130 million can be found through cuts in overtime, which legislative... Read more
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Darien News-Review
State budget, Medicare headaches ahead in new yearabout $54 million in the budget, through June 30, and $130 million in the next
Darien News-Review / Posted 18 days ago
about $54 million in the budget, through June 30, and $130 million in the next biennium. But Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, was skeptical the $130 million can be found through cuts in overtime, which legislative... Read more
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Boston Globe
Democrats in high-tax states plot to blunt impact of new tax lawto expect. “I suppose the rational response for us is to lower our taxes,” sai
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
to expect. “I suppose the rational response for us is to lower our taxes,” said Benjamin Barnes, who heads the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, “but we have a public that has shown again and again that they expect high levels of... Read more
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Hartford Courant
As 2017 Ends, Hartford Police, Residents Address Homicidesby gang violence at the time. Michael Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal
Hartford Courant / Posted 20 days ago
by gang violence at the time. Michael Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning in the state’s Office of Policy and Management, agreed with the assessment from Foley — that the number of homicides isn’t the only metric... Read more
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The News-Times
State delays plan to consolidate mental health, substance abuse agenciesthe general fund contribution in anticipation of a consolidation plan, said Chr
The News-Times / Posted 20 days ago
the general fund contribution in anticipation of a consolidation plan, said Chris McClure, a representative of the state’s Office of Policy and Management. Last year, $1.2 million came from the general fund. The reduction was not specified in the... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Connecticut lawmakers look to tackle Medicare Savings Programto address the issue and the Senate is expected to return either Jan. 4 or Jan.
The Register Citizen / Posted 21 days ago
to address the issue and the Senate is expected to return either Jan. 4 or Jan. 5. The short session comes a day after Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes scolded lawmakers for proposing what he speculated could be imaginary... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
From your paycheck to the gas pump, predictions for Maine’s economy in 2018take a while to sort through all the new federal tax law’s implications, said A
Bangor Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
take a while to sort through all the new federal tax law’s implications, said Amanda Rector, state economist with the Maine Office of Policy and Management in Augusta. “There is potential for increased economic activity with the tax cuts for... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Prepayments pose tax puzzle for Connecticutrefunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led
Stamford Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
refunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led Ben Barnes, the secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, to email municipal chief executives encouraging them to advise their taxpayers of the local... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Prepayments pose tax puzzle for Connecticutrefunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 21 days ago
refunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led Ben Barnes, the secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, to email municipal chief executives encouraging them to advise their taxpayers of the local... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Prepayments pose tax puzzle for Connecticutrefunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led
Connecticut Post / Posted 21 days ago
refunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led Ben Barnes, the secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, to email municipal chief executives encouraging them to advise their taxpayers of the local... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Prepayments pose tax puzzle for Connecticutrefunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led
Greenwich Time / Posted 21 days ago
refunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led Ben Barnes, the secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, to email municipal chief executives encouraging them to advise their taxpayers of the local... Read more
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The News-Times
Prepayments pose tax puzzle for Connecticutrefunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led
The News-Times / Posted 21 days ago
refunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led Ben Barnes, the secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, to email municipal chief executives encouraging them to advise their taxpayers of the local... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Prepayments pose tax puzzle for Connecticutrefunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led
Darien News-Review / Posted 21 days ago
refunded? To whom? Or are they applied to future taxes? All the confusion led Ben Barnes, the secretary of the state’s Office of Policy and Management, to email municipal chief executives encouraging them to advise their taxpayers of the local... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Amid confusion, Greenwich residents rush to pay taxesof accepting such prepayments, when doing so could be considered an effort to e
Greenwich Time / Posted 21 days ago
of accepting such prepayments, when doing so could be considered an effort to evade federal income tax liability.” State Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes sent a letter to all Connecticut municipalities on Wednesday after... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Amid confusion, Greenwich residents rush to pay taxesof accepting such prepayments, when doing so could be considered an effort to e
Darien News-Review / Posted 21 days ago
of accepting such prepayments, when doing so could be considered an effort to evade federal income tax liability.” State Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes sent a letter to all Connecticut municipalities on Wednesday after... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Winsted to use $600,000 grant on traffic improvementsthree applications for the Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development
The Register Citizen / Posted 22 days ago
three applications for the Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development program administered by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management in July. These included a request for more than $500,000 for improvements on Whiting... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Danbury-area residents rush to pay property tax billswhich Moisio said contended that accepting early payments for next year’s bill
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 22 days ago
which Moisio said contended that accepting early payments for next year’s bill would conflict with state law. State Office of Policy and Management Director Ben Barnes echoed the association in a letter to chief elected officials, although... Read more
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The News-Times
Danbury-area residents rush to pay property tax billswhich Moisio said contended that accepting early payments for next year’s bill
The News-Times / Posted 22 days ago
which Moisio said contended that accepting early payments for next year’s bill would conflict with state law. State Office of Policy and Management Director Ben Barnes echoed the association in a letter to chief elected officials, although... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Danbury-area residents rush to pay property tax billswhich Moisio said contended that accepting early payments for next year’s bill
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 22 days ago
which Moisio said contended that accepting early payments for next year’s bill would conflict with state law. State Office of Policy and Management Director Ben Barnes echoed the association in a letter to chief elected officials, although... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Most State Residents Hoping To Pre-Pay Property Taxes To Keep Deduction Could Be Out Of Lucklaws allowed them to be assessed before the year's end. The state has received
Hartford Courant / Posted 22 days ago
laws allowed them to be assessed before the year's end. The state has received a number of inquiries, too, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes. “First, let me point out that OPM is in no position to offer an... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Gov. Malloy announces grants for transit projects in 11 cities and townsfrom the Connecticut Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development Grant
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 23 days ago
from the Connecticut Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of Policy and Management. Malloy stressed that transportation "isn't just about cars, trains, and buses." "It’s... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
State braces for cuts in federal health care aidwill be her choice come Jan 31. That’s a pretty terrible, awful way for her to
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
will be her choice come Jan 31. That’s a pretty terrible, awful way for her to spend her holiday season.” Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management warned in his monthly budget letter Wednesday that “If this program is not reauthorized... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
SCCOG board approves $1.24M budgetpicture this year is somewhat unpredictable," Butler said. Uncertainty about th
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 29 days ago
picture this year is somewhat unpredictable," Butler said. Uncertainty about the state's Regional Services Grant, which the Office of Policy and Management cut by 25 percent when it eliminated a fourth-quarter payment this year, reduced SCCOG funds... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Requests State Oversight, Fundingfor offering the city tens of millions of dollars. Bronin sent the request to
Hartford Courant / Posted 30 days ago
for offering the city tens of millions of dollars. Bronin sent the request to Ben Barnes, secretary of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management and a co-chair of the newly formed oversight board. Barnes said he expects to approve the... Read more
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WestportNow
Federal Tax Changes Could Create Misleading Budget ‘Bubble’ in CTthese (federal) tax changes that are going to turn things around for us in the
WestportNow / Posted a month ago
these (federal) tax changes that are going to turn things around for us in the next 18 months,” Malloy’s budget director, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes, told The Mirror on Friday. “I’m concerned that the short-term... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Selectmen give send-off to departing tax collectorbecause he was the first person to ever hold that office who got certified as a
Greenwich Time / Posted a month ago
because he was the first person to ever hold that office who got certified as a tax collector by both the state’s Office of Policy and Management and the Fairfield County Tax Collector’s Association. Tesei noted Laudonia’s service to the... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Selectmen give send-off to departing tax collectorbecause he was the first person to ever hold that office who got certified as a
Darien News-Review / Posted a month ago
because he was the first person to ever hold that office who got certified as a tax collector by both the state’s Office of Policy and Management and the Fairfield County Tax Collector’s Association. Tesei noted Laudonia’s service to the... Read more
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The Register Citizen
COG members discuss state requirement to create plan to address Torrington’s financeswith a state requirement to submit recommendations to address Torrington’s fina
The Register Citizen / Posted 1 months ago
with a state requirement to submit recommendations to address Torrington’s finances. Ben Barnes, secretary of the state Office of Policy and Management, sent a letter on Nov. 13 to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy noting the tenents of state statute... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Connecticut prison population at 23-year loware coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for crimi
Stamford Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
are coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning in the state Office of Policy and Management. “There are fewer people under 40, between 25 and 30, and under 21. A lot of that has to do... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Connecticut prison population at 23-year loware coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for crimi
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 1 months ago
are coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning in the state Office of Policy and Management. “There are fewer people under 40, between 25 and 30, and under 21. A lot of that has to do... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Connecticut prison population at 23-year loware coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for crimi
Connecticut Post / Posted 1 months ago
are coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning in the state Office of Policy and Management. “There are fewer people under 40, between 25 and 30, and under 21. A lot of that has to do... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Connecticut prison population at 23-year loware coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for crimi
Greenwich Time / Posted 1 months ago
are coming in the front door,” said Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning in the state Office of Policy and Management. “There are fewer people under 40, between 25 and 30, and under 21. A lot of that has to do... Read more
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