Monthly Archive for May, 2012

: May, 2012

A cavalcade of states, including CT, get education waivers today

Right now, federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan is joining Gov. Dannel Malloy and members of the state’s congressional delegation in announcing that the state has won a waiver on the No Child Left

With a month left in the fiscal year, the red ink has stopped flowing, kind of

  The nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis just issued its monthly update on the budget crevasse. “We are currently projecting a $249.2 million deficit in the General Fund,” the report says. “This

War memorial vandals will face tougher consequences

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, out of state at a Democratic Governors Association function, announced Thursday that he has signed legislation enhancing penalties against those of desecrating, stealing or

Rowland, with security camera eyeing him, is no threat to Gov. Malloy

 Gov. Dannel Malloy this morning attended the 2011 awards ceremony for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge. He was introduced by State Education Commission Stefan Pryor, who almost pronounced the

Malloy non-committal on campaign-finance reform bill

Gov. Dannel Malloy, caught in the Capitol this morning, didn’t tip his hand on the campaign-finance reforms that will reach his desk before the end of the month, following passage Tuesday in the House

Rep. Bob Godfrey: campaign-finance bill is lawsuit bait; too scary to approve

Rep. Bob Godfrey, D-Danbury, was one of several Democratic members to vote against the campaign-finance and voting reforms that were approved in the House earlier today. “The ACLU is right,” Godfrey,

Republicans leaders were invited to attend governor’s news conference, but…

But House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, never saw the bill. Speaking to reporters at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, they said that a hold-up

Teachers’ union president has own view of “historic” education deal in General Assembly

Sharon Palmer, president of the state’s American Federation of Teachers, notes the evluation portion of the new education bill will be limited to a “pilot” in about 10 low-performing school districts.

House bids adieu to T.R. Rowe, who “put the TR in Trumbull.”

   During his seven terms in the state House, Rep. T.R. Rowe of Trumbull never served in a majority caucus.  But on Monday, as part of an annual tradition, the veteran Republican lawmaker got to stand