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

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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 “my way or the highway” reputation. “Contrary to what is said about me, I am always willing to compromise for the greater […] [Read More]
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“Red-light” proponents claim new poll shows 68-percent support among likely CT voters

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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 red-light cameras to catch drivers running traffic signals and giving the revenue to eager towns and cities. The poll was conducted for […] [Read More]
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Health care facilities would be banned from flushing unused medication down the toilet

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Health care facilities, including “hospitals, nursing homes, residential health-care facilities, home health care agencies, hospice programs operating in this state, institutions, facilities, or agencies that provide services to persons with mental health illnesses or developmental disabilities” would be prohibited from flushing unused medication down toilets and sinks, under a bill before the Environment Committee. The […] [Read More]
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OPM Secy Ben Barnes offers “clarification” on Malloy’s arts-funding proposal

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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 Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven and the Maritime Center in Norwalk. Overall there is supposed to be an extra million bucks in […] [Read More]

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

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

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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 services reported yesterday of today’s plans on the “opening day” of the Legislature. Reporters were walking around the Capitol – the event was scheduled for 8 […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy will ask Legislature for $50 million in additional education funding

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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 part of his proposal to reform education from early childhood through college, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced an additional $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) […] [Read More]
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Malloy working on his partisan presidential-primary chops

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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 appearance on “Morning Joe,” in which he used the term RomneyCare, to describe the Republican presidential candidate’s healthcare legislation back when he was Massachusetts governor. Blogster: “So did […] [Read More]

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

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Here’s the release: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to eliminate 25 of the state’s 258 boards and commissions to which he can make appointments to reduce overlap and shrink the size of government. “Over the years when these boards and commissions were first created by statute, most of them served a worthwhile […] [Read More]
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