Malloy counters with ‘lean, no-frills, no-nonsense’ budget

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman speak with reporters, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., about the fourth revised state budget that Malloy released Monday. Malloy said he hopes to help speed along closed-door budget talks between Democratic and Republican legislative leaders at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

In a bid to end Connecticut’s budget stalemate and persuade legislators to abandon a legally questionable deferral of contributions to the state’s underfunded pension system, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled his fourth budget proposal for the new biennium Monday. It asks lawmakers to reduce tax increases by accepting deeper cuts to town aid, education and social services.

With new budget proposal, nonprofits remain concerned

At the end of a meeting of about 15 employees of local nonprofits, Michele Scott looked Monday at a page of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's newest state budget proposal, his fourth, to see the impact.

S&P raises L+M Hospital's debt rating to 'A+'

Nearly a year-and-a-half after lowering Lawrence + Memorial Hospital's debt rating because of "weaker than expected system operating performance," Standard and Poor's has raised it back up to an "A+" rating.

School administrator apologizes for New London school bus incident

A school administrator embroiled in a controversy that led to the reassignment of a bus driver last month has issued a public apology.

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to the Fort Bragg courthouse after a lunch break on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive by the Taliban for five years after abandoning his post in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

NPU crews arrive in U.S. Virgin Islands to rebuild power systems

Three Norwich Public Utilities employees, who are taking part in a mutual aid effort on the U.S. Virgin Islands, are dealing with very challenging conditions for themselves and the community they are assisting, NPU officials said Monday.

Gingerella's accused killer to go to trial in 2018

Dante A. Hughes, accused of fatally shooting Joey Gingerella in the parking lot of Ryan's Pub on Dec. 11, 2016, rejected an offer from the state Monday to plead guilty in exchange for a 40-year prison sentence.

Norwich council again delays layoffs, new hires for lack of state budget

For the third time since the city passed its 2017-18 budget, the City Council has had to delay both new hires and scheduled position cuts because the state has yet to enact a spending plan.

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