Sen. Mike McLachlan of Danbury, a solid 2nd Amendment guy, contemplates changes to CT gun law

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McLachlan, a Republican member of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, tonight said he would work next year to close a loophole in state law banning assault weapons. He warned that current law allows  assault-style weapons manufactured prior to the state’s 1993 ban to be dismantled to recycle the part containing the gun’s serial number and […] [Read More]
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State Police Saturday statement on Newtown massacre

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STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING On 12/14/12, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Newtown Police received a 911 call reporting a possible shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School located at 12 Dickenson Drive in Newtown. Newtown Officers immediately responded and requested assistance from Connecticut State Police. Ssurrounding police agencies also sent assistance to the scene. […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy is visiting with Sandy Hook Elementary School families

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Roy Occhiogrosso, senior adviser for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, said at about 1:25 that the governor is visiting with families in the school, making sure the flow of information is reliable and swift. “It is an unspeakable scene,” Occhiogrosso said in a phone interview. [Read More]
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Malloy briefs GOP leaders on budget shortfall in upcoming special session

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HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday met with minority Republicans and detailed a “framework” for cutting more than $200 million from the current $20-billion state budget. The one percent-plus reduction in the budget that runs through June 30, would be combined with $123 million in cut already ordered by Malloy. Malloy later said […] [Read More]

House sets special session on budget shortfall for Dec. 19. Who’ll play Santa/Grinch?

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like” a special legislative session to deal with the current $365 million to $417 million shortfall in the current budget, depending on whose numbers you’re using. So lame ducks in the House will be flocking on December 19. Senate hasn’t decided yet, but either the 19th or the 20th […] [Read More]
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Auditors: State Police have “consistently” overstaffed security at Bradley Airport by $8.5 million

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State Auditors John Geragosian and Robert Ward this morning released a brief-but-scalding audit of Bradley International Airport, where troopers from the former Troop W (now consolidated with Hartford’s barracks) were assigned to assist in security. In addition to blowing through their security budget, Troop W also took money from the General Fund totaling $8.4 million […] [Read More]

State veterans can wear their military service on driver’s licenses, CT IDs

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From the governoer’s office: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Gov. Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID.  The Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA offices on January 2, 2013 will begin issuing drivers’ licenses and ID cards that […] [Read More]
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State Auditors say CT Student Loan Foundation is ignoring FOIA requirements

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The Auditors of State Accounts just reported that the CT Student Loan Foundation is operating with only three ex officio members on the 11-member panel. More importantly, though, it is ignoring Freedom of Information Act Requirements. “Our review of board meetings for fiscal years ended September 30, 2009, 2010 and 2011 revealed that the Foundation […] [Read More]

Malloy, Cafero, early jockeys in the 2014 governor’s race. LBJ quoted by the Republican

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon rejected criticism from House Minority Leader Larry Cafero on the budget deficit that’s pumping up like a balloon at a Thanksgiving Day parade. “Representative Cafero has expressed his desire to become the governor of the state of Connecticut,” Malloy told reporters in the Capitol. “I think you folks are […] [Read More]

Malloy praises the re-election of 4th District Rep. Jim Himes

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Congressman Jim Himes’ victory in the 4th Congressional District: “Jim Himes has been an advocate for common sense public policy since his election in 2008. Whether the issue is education, job creation or just the nuts and bolts of outstanding constituent services, Jim is there at the forefront.  He will serve […] [Read More]