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Ken Dixon

Social service providers taking a wait-and-see approach on budget cuts

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Morna Murray, president of the Connecticut Community Providers Association, says social service professionals are scrutinizing Gov. Malloy’s budget cuts announced Thursday that total about $55 million from a projected shortfall of $100 million in the stte budget that runs through June 30. “We agree with the Malloy Administration that in difficult times the safety net […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy backs Obama on immigration; full text of Obama

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This from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in response to President Obama’s immigration initiatives announced Thursday night:   “Over one year ago, the United States Senate passed legislation to fix our broken immigration system by strengthening our borders, creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, stimulating our economy, and creating jobs.  I supported that bipartisan, […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy says new job figures a “sign of progress.”

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So gubernatorial runner up Tom Foley’s (left, photo by Autumn Driscoll, CT Post)  indications that the September employment figures might have been cooked up for the election might have been too hopeful on his part, as today’s Department of Labor figures show a net gain of 4,900 private sector jobs in October and 70,600 since Gov. […] [Read More]
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kevin

Audit report blasts Connecticut Comptroller’s office from back before 2010

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A newly released review of the State Comptroller’s office back when Nancy Wyman was the Comptroller found that 12 out of 40 million-dollar-plus purchase orders were not approved in a required pre-auditing process. Eight were ruled to be exempt and were neither reviewed nor approved, but the State Auditors of Public Accounts could found no […] [Read More]
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eartom

‘Tom…you never call!’

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, along with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, just took a star turn with legislative leaders, U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in the Capitol’s ornate Old Judiciary Room. A brief news conference ensued before Malloy and Wyman began working the roomful of supporters with hugs and smiles. He said […] [Read More]
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Fairfield man pleads guilty to last December’s gun-carrying incident at UNH

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William Dong, the Fairfield man caught with two handguns on the University of New Haven campus last December, has pleaded guilty to importing a prohibited assault-style weapon and possession of the handguns. Gov. Malloy reacts:“Today’s guilty plea brings an end to a potential tragedy that was prevented due to Connecticut’s new gun safety laws. This individual […] [Read More]
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Malloy signs “public health emergency” order to give DPH power to quarantine people for Ebola

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today issued an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health the power to  quarantine an individual or a group who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. He stressed there are no specific cases identified, but the order is being given as a precautionary measure. “We […] [Read More]
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State Police ID body of 72-yr-old woman that washed up on beach in Westbrook

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This from State Police: On October 1, 2014, at 7:15 a.m., State Police received a call from a citizen regarding a body that washed up on the beach in Westbrook. When State Police arrived, they located the body of a white female at the end of Broadway South in Westbrook. The State Police Major Crime […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Attorney General, Gov Malloy, oppose new rules that could lead to federal recognition for Indian tribes

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  Attorney General George Jepsen has filed official opposition with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs over proposed new rules that could make it easier for tribes like the Golden Hill Paugusetts to finally gain federal tribal recognition. “The proposed rules would have a grave and unfair impact on Connecticut and should not be adopted […] [Read More]
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Mystic crystal revelation: pizza employees get some overdue dough

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The state Department of Labor has announced that 110 Mystic Pizza employees will get more than $105,000 in back wages after a probe found they were paid less than the minimum wage and no overtime. State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer said investigators found that the owner of the landmark joint – for a which […] [Read More]
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