Monthly Archive for June, 2011

: June, 2011

$108 M in muny aid saved, at the expense of 1,000 more layoffs

Roy Occhiogrosso, Gov. Malloy’s top advisor, just told reporters that the municipal aid reduction proposed by the governor has been saved by lawmakers. The result will be that instead of 6,500 current

Forgot those local budgets! Muny aid taking big hit: Malloy

So much for Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s election-year, no-new-taxes budget. Under Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget revisions he will present to the General Assembly tomorrow, Bridgeport would take a hit

Reapportionment hearing scheduled for Thursday in Norwalk falls victim to special legislative session

The legislative Reapportionment Committee had a public hearing scheduled for Thursday night in Norwalk to listen to public input on where legislative and congressional district lines should be

Concession breakdown an across-the-board embarrassment for union leaders

Gov. Dannel Malloy is bound to see his approval ratings rise in the polls if he eventually pulls the trigger on 7,500 or 8,000 layoffs. And how embarrassed are national union figures who called Malloy

Let’s visit Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Malloy, on WNYC, defends his budget, “paid sick leave,” marijuana decrim, same-sex marriage

The governor is on WNYC radio with Brian Lehrer right now. “We were in a bigger hole,” he said, when asked to compare Connecticut’s budget crisis to New York State. “Our deficit represented about 18

Himes joins chorus for Weiner resignation

 Fourth District U.S. Rep. Jim Himes this morning joined the chorus in calling for U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of Queens, N.Y. to resign. Himes said he has donated the $2,000 in political contributions