59 going on 52? Gov Malloy wants more consolidations of state agencies, cutting seven more

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From Davos, Switzerland (where his arms are still tired, even though it’s been three days since he landed), this from Gov. Dannel Malloy:  ”Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to continue the process he began last year to downsize state government.  The Governor said the state agency consolidations announced today will allow state government […] [Read More]
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Another day, another few million buck$ in deficit. OFA: $144.5 M shortfall in works

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Fresh on the heels of Gov. Malloy ordering $78 million in budget cuts, the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis says there’s a looming $144.5 million deficit in the current $20-billion budget.  Here’s the top of the OFA report, which came to the Blogster at about 7:20 p.m. “We are currently projecting a $144.5 million deficit […] [Read More]
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Malloy, citing “significate amount of financial uncertainty,” orders $800,000 in budget cuts

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Gov. Dannel Malloy yesterday sent a letter to the Office of Legislative Management projecting a $73.6 million deficit. “It is imperati9ve that we adjust our spending to ensure the state ends the fiscal year without a deficit,” he wrote, adding that he is cutting $800,000 out of the current budget, exercising his rescission authority, effective […] [Read More]
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UConn costume exhibit will showcase clothing of women and children from the 19th century

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The University of Connecticut’s Benton Museum of Art on Sunday will throw an opening party, between 2 and 4 p.m., for it’s new costume exhibition: ”Women of New England: Dress from the Industrial Age 1850-1900.” It is located oppisite the Student Union, at 247 Glenbrook Road on the Storrs campus, where parking is free on Sundays. […] [Read More]

Mystery Writers of America release details on forthcoming honors to Hearst Connecticut Media Entertainment Writer Joe Meyers

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The Mystery Writers of America are planning their annual awards affair, which among other will honor Joe Meyers, the omnivorous Hearst entertainment writer. Here are some details from the MWA. “The 2012 Ellery Queen Award will be given to Joe Meyers of the Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group. The Ellery Queen award is given to […] [Read More]

Wiki on strike. Blogster offers random facts at hand

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Who needs Wikipedia when there’s a book? This next entry from The World Almanac and Book of Facts, concerns the popularity of national parks. The top five sites in the National Park System are: Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina and Virginia, with 14.5 million visits. Golden Gate Natl Recreation Area in California, 14.2 million. […] [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel Malloy will join three other Democratic governors to talk jobs with union officials in D.C.

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 On Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy and several Democratic governors will be meeting with the heads of labor unions, during a policy summit at the Hanover, MD training facility of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. Officials from the Democratic Governors Association said the discussion will center on ”best practices for job creation in the states, […] [Read More]

Wiki down in protest. Thank goodness for The World Almanac

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While the battle over intellectual property rages in Washington, thousands, if not millions of people today will be shut out of free websites such as Wikipedia. Sensing a vacuum in the information continuum, the Blogster opens his fresh, new 2012 World Almanac and Book of Facts, semi randomly, the find a nugget for the word-starved. So […] [Read More]

Revenue estimates nose dive. Malloy says CT will end the 2011-12 fiscal year in the black

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The well-heeled in Connecticut are squirreling their money away from tax liabilitites and big-bucks financial masters of the universe might not have scored those big bonuses. Here’s Gov. Dannel Malloy’s late-breaking news release: “(HARTFORD, CT) – In response to consensus revenue figures announced today by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and the Office […] [Read More]
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Malloy, getting new driver’s license, inadvertently shrugs aside REAL-ID Act of 2005

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During a news conference this morning in the Capitol about voter rights, Gov. Dannel Malloy revealed that he did not opt for the advanced-security provisions of the 2005 federal REAL-ID law when he recently obtained a new driver’s license. But it’s not because he agrees with civil libertarians that the REAL-ID Act is an invasion of […] [Read More]