Monthly Archive for April, 2011

: April, 2011

If union deal is close, McKinney says hold off on budget vote until it’s a reality

Mark Ojakian, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s chief negotiator with state unions over $2 billion in savings and concessions, told reporters this morning that he believes the deal can be reached by next week,

Who’s gonna be under more pressure than Sen. Joe (“My analysis is ongoing”) Crisco on the day of the budget vote?

The Blogster just dove into the Blog-o-rama archives to sort out the relationship between veteran Sen. Joe Crisco, D-Woodbridge and the pending budget vote, which can come as soon as early next week.

Norwalk woman and young son lobby lawmakers for paid sick leave

  Single mom Kerry Florio, 26, of Norwalk and her 14-month-old son Erik joined activists from throughout the state on Thursday, lobbying lawmakers in the Capitol complex in attempt to push the

Lawlor, on WNPR, says CT could save half the cost of mentally ill inmates if there were proper hospital beds

Michael P. Lawlor, the governor’s under secretary for criminal justice policy, is on WNPR’s “Where We Live,” talking about how if the front-line police had a place to send mentally ill rather than

Heavy lifting over, lawmakers now in full gush on “Huskies Day”

The House moved some bills, the Senate moved some bills. None of it was more than vaguely newsworthy. But the House and Senate got to share the partially diminished limelight with the UConn football

Bill would let bicycles cross Housatonic RR tracks in New Milford’s Sega Meadows

  HARTFORD – As soon as this spring, bicyclists would be allowed to cross the Housatonic Railroad tracks in New Milford’s Sega Meadows Park, under legislation that was unanimously approved Wednesday

Committee kills Internet bill that would have hit CT newspapers

The Government Administration & Elections Committee just gave state newspapers a chance for a little more revenue, when it declined to take up a bill that would have allowed municipalities to put

Tulips march on. Capitol will be in full-dog frenzy today.

Yep, it’s Husky Day in the Capitol, a time for dorky lawmakers to bask in some athletic glow that, judging by the crew up here, very few ever enjoyed in their youth. Maybe Sen. Len Fasano, R-North

Paid-sick leave set for approval in Judiciary Committee. Malloy hasn’t planned to lobby the Senate

The Judiciary Committee is poised this afternoon to approve paid sick leave for restaurants and businesses that employ 50 or more. The House will most likely pass it easily. The Senate is more

Do you know where you are? Try

  Governor Malloy has announced the re-launch of the state’s new official tourism sitenew, the state’s official tourism website.  “The new promotes our state’s authentic New