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“Nelson Mandela’s ‘long walk to freedom’ changed our world for the better. The cause of his life became the world’s cause, and in 1987, the State of Connecticut joined him by banning state investments in companies that did business in South Africa in support of his mission of ending racial segregation policies. Read More
Dan’s Thursday: breakfast with the eye doctors; party with the tech council; dinner with the Sandy Hook undertakers
This is the governor’s schedule for Thursday: In the morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will make remarks at the Yale Eye Center’s breakfast fundraiser in the Stamford Marriott. In the evening, Malloy will be honored by the Connecticut Technology Council with their public policy leadership award at the organization’s annual holiday party on the Fairfield Read More
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, on Gov Dannel Malloy’s letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority: “The governor’s letter to Metro-North reflects rising concerns among riders that this railroad has lost its way on safety and reliability and must act immediately to restore trust and confidence. The most recent tragedy is the fifth serious incident in a little Read More
This from the governor: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith, today signed Executive Order (EO) No. 38 to make information regarding certain economic assistance and tax credits used to recruit or retain businesses more accessible to Connecticut residents. Read More
The legislative committee charged with looking into a possibly more-humane way for pet shops to acquire pups and kittens will meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Legislative Office Building Room 1-D. Rep. Brenda Kupchick, R-Fairfield, who co-chairs the task force with Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said the public is invited to testify at the second Read More
This just in from the governor’s office: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy today asked Metro-North Railroad to provide an action plan addressing safety issues on its system following the tragic train derailment Sunday morning in the Bronx. In addition, Governor Malloy has asked that the report from the inspection of the track that followed the Bridgeport Read More
What do Bridgeport, Beacon Falls, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Newtown, Orange, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton and Woodbridge have in common?
They are among the 35 Connecticut municipalities that will be recognized by the statewide Clean Energy Communities program with awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 that can be invested in local energy-saving projects. They will be acknowledged during a ceremony in the North Lobby of the State Capitol on Wednesday at 10. From the DEEP: Read More
Avalon Shelton, Danbury Fair Mall, Outdoor Ventures, Bridgeport BGreen 2020, win statewide distinctions
The new Avalon downtown housing development in Shelton was among ventures and leaders from throughout the state recently awarded “Celebrate CT” awards by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. The nonprofit corporation honored the state’s top development projects, programs and leaders. Among the award winners were: Avalon Shelton; Jay Carlson, chairman of the board for Read More
Sen. Toni Boucher: Bronx rail crash included cars with Connecticut markings; the fatalities could have happened here.
State Sen Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, ranking member of the legislative Transportation Committee who has formed an exploratory committee toward a possible gubernatorial run, today called for an investigation into train equipment that is shared across the various Metro-North routes. Here’s her statement: “I extend my heartfelt condolences to the many families who have lost Read More
This from the Connecticut Citizen Action Group: “Connecticut Citizen Action Group, in conjunction with the Alliance for a Just Society, will release the 2013 Jobs Gap Report defining living wage jobs and detailing the disparity of living wage jobs to job seekers at 3:30pm in room 1B of the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol Read More