Monthly Archive for August, 2011

: August, 2011

Malloy: “profit-driven attrition” may be slowing utility response to statewide outages

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking during an early evening news conference Monday, said he believes that profit-driven attrition has no doubt thinned the ranks of line workers at CL&P and United

Gov. Malloy announces business assistance in the wake of the flood

Here’s the release from the governor: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith today announced a comprehensive business

Gov Malloy worried that with 15-to-20 percent of state supermarkets without power, city residents might be shut out

The governor just told reporters that 15 to 20 percent of state supermarkets are without power. “I have directed the folks that I work with to assess the impact in urban areas in particular and if we

Goodnite Irene: Malloy in emergency nerve center declares emergency, tells state to prepare for the worse

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in advance of Hurricane Irene’s expected landfall in Connecticut Sunday, has declared an emergency, giving him additional powers, including ordering evacuations from low-lying

Governor Malloy launches hurricane website

Here’s the release from the governor’s office; “Governor Dannel P. Malloy today launched a website dedicated to keeping state residents up-to-date on Hurricane Irene, its potential track, and the work

Auditors: Dpt of Public Utility Control supervisors let employee falsify work records to the tune of nearly $25K

The Auditors of Public Accounts just issued a study of the DPUC and Office of Consumer Counsel. Here’s the tastiest piece of the report: Alleged Theft of Time and Falsification of Timesheets:

Hold the transparency! General Assembly and its Reapportionment Committee, doesn’t need the stinking imprimatur of the state Freedom of Information Act!

  The Blogster just received a courtesy call from a functionary in the non-partisan Office of Legislative Research that stoked his ambient disgust with the General Assembly. Yesterday’s blog item

Malloy on union voting: this time “they’ve taken an active role in beating back the untruths.”

The Blogster and a couple other reporters just greeted Gov. Dannel Malloy on his way into the Capitol, asking him how the union voting is going this time. “Clearly from the coverage, they’re doing a

Reapportionment Committee violates FOIA, fails to post agenda 24 hours before meeting

The legislative Reapportionment Committee will meet tomorrow to continue – or start – its haggling over district lines for House, Senate and Congressional seats. The meeting is set for 2:30 in LOB

DRS arrests Bethel man on tax-fraud charges that he stole $12K. Penalties could fetch 55 years in the slammer

Here’s the release from the DRS: AGENTS ARREST BETHEL MAN FOR TAX FRAUD   Hartford — The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) today announced the arrest of a Bethel man for his alleged attempts to