Malloy announces $400,000 for Fairfield to expand its beach parking, Penfield sidewalk$

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the towns of Fairfield and Greenwich were among the communities that won $20 million in Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grants for capital improvement projects. The funds were approved last week by the State Bond Commission, which he controls.  “Tough economic times make STEAP grants all the […] [Read More]

Activists worried that GOP is rolling the dice in attempt to get Bridgeport into the Third Congressional District

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 During a news conference in the Capitol complex this morning sponsored by MoveOn.org and Democracy for America, the Rev. Ina Anderson of Bridgeport’s Mt. Aery Baptist Church, said Bridgeport has a historic spot in the Fourth District, which dates back about 200 years. “You don’t change a process that’s not broken, unless it’s a process […] [Read More]

Malloy to redistricting commission: get it done

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Speaking to reporters Friday morning after the monthly meeting of the State Bond Commission, Gov. Dannel Malloy ridiculed Republican attempts to move Bridgeport from the Fourth Congressional District to the Third, which is centered in New Haven. He said the state Reapportionment Commission, which has a noon deadline, December 21 deadline before the congressional mapping […] [Read More]

“D-SNAP Attorney” cries foul in letter on state workers

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Rich Rochlin, the Hartford area attorney who has at least 10 clients in the D-SNAP investigation into state workers who accepted federal disaster benefits, complains that Capitol reporters were sent a letter from Gov Malloy’s legal counsel, Andrew McDonald, via Communications Director Andrew Dobam, 35 minutes before he got it. Here’s Rochlin’s statement: “The fact that Malloy’s […] [Read More]

Malloy tepid on federal driver-phone ban

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Malloy, in reaction to the Transportation Safety Administration’s request that a national ban be created on cellphone and hand-held computers by drivers, with or without hands-free: “You’ve got GPS, you’ve got radios and stereos and we’re allowed to drive with kids in the backseat as well. I think there’s a certain amount of overreach involved […] [Read More]

Governor calls attorney’s bluff in D-SNAP investigation

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Jumping Habeas Corpus!!! Andrew J. McDonald, Gov. Malloy’s chief counsel, just sent a letter to attorney Rich Rochlin suggesting that his clients, who have proclaimed innocence in the active state probe into state workers who may have fraudulently applied for federal disaster benefits after Tropical Storm Irene, should come forward. McDonald said that if his […] [Read More]

Malloy seeking protection for the two casinos

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Malloy to Capitol reporters this morning, talking about the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoodst: “We’ve been working with them for weeks, months actually. First of all we have to recognize that they’re an important part of our economy. They bring people to our state. We want them to continue to bring people to our state. They […] [Read More]
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Malloy is not compelled to accept Mayor DeStefano’s proposal to grant suffrage rights to illegal immigrants

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 New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. has floated the idea – via The New Haven Independent – to allow undocumented aliens the right to vote. Reporters this morning bounced the idea off Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who would be asked to sign such a law if it somehow got through the General Assembly. “It’s not […] [Read More]

Malloy back from mystery economic-development mission to Minnesota

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“I’m on a mission,” Gov. Dannel Malloy just told Capitol reporters, only slightly less transparent than his recent trip to Afghanistan, from which selected reporters received calls after a blackout security period. “A lot of this involves phone calls and discussions with business leaders who can enlarge employment in Connecticut and I’m engaged in that […] [Read More]
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Nine more state employees suspected of fraud in D-SNAP

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That brings the total up to 24. Here’s the governor’s release: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Department of Social Services and the Office of Labor Relations has notified several state agencies of an additional nine employees who are suspected of filing false and misleading applications under the D-SNAP program as the state […] [Read More]
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