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Artillery salute planned for Malloy’s inaugural

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Among the festivities celebrating Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second inaugural – soaring deficits, departing state commissioners, a formal, $200-a-head ball, a swearing in at the State Armory – is a military artillery salute on the south lawn of the Capitol, across from the State Library and Supreme Court building. It will aim down Capitol Avenue, […] [Read More]
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Flags will fly at half-staff on Sunday for second anniversary of Sandy Hook shootings

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy this morning ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, the second anniversary of the December 14, 2014 murders of 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.   [Read More]
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More than 305,000 state families cannot afford their energy bills: Operation Fuel

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Operation Fuel Inc., the statewide non-profit that tries to help people cope with their utility bills, is out with the 2014 edition of their annual report on the affordability of energy in the state. It’s chilling, in more ways than one. The statewide gap has more than tripled since 2006.  There now are over 305,000 […] [Read More]
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Stamford Rep. William Tong named House chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee

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He’s taking over from another Stamford Democrat, Rep. Gerry Fox, who recently won the Probate judgeship for that city. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz made the announcement today. Rep. Linda Gentile of Ansonia will leave the chairmanship of the Environment Committee to join the Democratic caucus’s important screening […] [Read More]
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Have a ball with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Gov. and Mrs. Malloy, or invest the $200

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If the start of the General Assembly long budget-setting session on Jan. 7 is enough to set your heart aflutter, consider it is also the day of the second inauguration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, who today announced that tickets for the day’s traditional evening ball, hosted by the First Company […] [Read More]
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Comptroller confirms remaining budget $hortfall

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  Eleven days after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered about $48 million in mid-year cuts to tackle a nearly $100-million shortfall in the current state budget, Comptroller Kevin Lembo (left) on Monday said that Connecticut has a lingering deficit of nearly $45 million. Lembo’s announcement essentially confirms the need for Malloy’s current and planned spending […] [Read More]
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Snowspectations give state employees short work day Wed

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The answer to the question of how much work state employees do before a major holiday was just answered with a “not too much,” by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who says that state offices will close at 12:30 p.m. “due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to significantly impact” Connecticut. “After speaking with emergency management […] [Read More]
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Expensive “facility fees” target of state Comptroller hearing

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Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who reviews state finances and benefits, this morning announced a public hearing as part of his active probe into hospital consolidations and the rising use of so-called facility fees that are hitting patients in their pocketbooks. “Hospital systems in Connecticut are rapidly acquiring private physician practices and medical facilities,” Lembo said […] [Read More]
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Connecticut taxman warns of “Lien on Me” scams

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Kevin B. Sullivan, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, is warning homeowners about a newly discovered scam that claims governmental agencies are slapping liens on victims’ property. “The holidays are approaching, but crooks never take time off and they are always developing new schemes to take your money away.  Impersonating government officials is […] [Read More]
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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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