Monthly Archive for February, 2012

: February, 2012

Malloy: I am the sweetness and light (and will compromise, honest)

Gov. Dannel Malloy has reached out to the retailer-alcohol industry in attempt to get his Blue Law reforms through the General Assembly. He indicated to reporters this afternoon that he might have a
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“Red-light” proponents claim new poll shows 68-percent support among likely CT voters

Of course it will be lawmakers, not voters, who will decide whether it becomes law, but here is the executive summary from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, which is promoting the use of
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Health care facilities would be banned from flushing unused medication down the toilet

Health care facilities, including “hospitals, nursing homes, residential health-care facilities, home health care agencies, hospice programs operating in this state, institutions, facilities, or
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OPM Secy Ben Barnes offers “clarification” on Malloy’s arts-funding proposal

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget would cut about $11 million in line item funding for attractions including the Stamford Center for the Arts, the Discovery Museum and Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, the

Happy Birthday (U.S. Sen.) Dick Blumenthal

Connecticut’s junior senator, who at this time next year will be the senior senator, was born on this date in 1946.
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Pot proponents “waking and baking”? Protest scheduled for today is postponed.

UConn Students for Sensible Drug Policy and other marijuana reform candidates had scheduled a demonstration outside the Capitol this morning. But the event was postponed until tomorrow, after news
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Gov. Malloy will ask Legislature for $50 million in additional education funding

The governor’s budget proposal this afternoon will include $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing money, targeting low-performing schools with $40 million. Here’s his release: “(HARTFORD, CT) – As
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Malloy working on his partisan presidential-primary chops

Gov. Dannel Malloy took a few questions that were not education-related this afternoon at Central Connecticut State University, including a requested clarification from the governor’s Monday morning

Shorthand reporters running wild? Malloy will ask Legislature to eliminate more commissions

Here’s the release: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to eliminate 25 of the state‚Äôs 258 boards and commissions to which he can make appointments to reduce overlap and shrink the
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