House, Senate have a way, but no will to override eight Malloy vetoes

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They are usually called “tech sessions,” but today’s brief gavel-in, technical recitation of pro forma legislative language, and gavel-out, was the sum and substance of the constitutionally required veto session of the General Assembly. It allowed retiring House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, to ask questions of majority Democrats in the near-empty House chamber. “Do […] [Read More]
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“Misuse of state resources,” including porn-surfing on a state computer, found in auditors report on the Department of Information Technology

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  This is from the new audit of the former DOIT (boldface is the Blogster’s) for the years 2008 through 2011: “Misuse of State Resources: Criteria: Section 4-33a of the General Statutes provides that state agencies shall promptly notify the Auditors of Public Accounts and the Comptroller of any unauthorized, illegal, irregular or unsafe handling […] [Read More]
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Signed earlier this week, pet-shop legislation is focus of Gov. Malloy’s mock bill-signing in Greenwich; takes effect October 1

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  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today held a bill-signing event at the Greenwich Animal Shelter to underscore a new law to increase standards of care and breeding in Connecticut pet shops. He signed the bill earlier in the week, so today’s event was ceremonial. This from Malloy’s office: “Public Act 14-77, An Act Concerning Certain Recommendations […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy, banking on second term(?), sells Stamford house for a cool $1.3 million

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The governor’s Ocean Drive East house has been sold for $1.3 million. The target of a state Dept of Criminal Justice probe into work done on the home that cleared Malloy of any wrongdoing, it was briefly rekindled as an issue in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Last summer, the four-bedroom, 2,893 square foot Shippan manse […] [Read More]
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President Obama, a basketball player, demands his jersey from UConn’s NCAA-winning men’s and women’s teams

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Here’s the transcript from the White House, during this afternoon’s visit from the UConn men and women:   REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT HONORING NCAA CHAMPIONS THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HUSKIES East Room 4:24 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Everybody, have a seat, have a seat.  I’ve just got a few things […] [Read More]
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Malloy signs bill to let children adopted after October 1, 1983 obtain their birth certificates

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation that would allow adoptive children who attain the age of 18 to obtain copies of their birth certificates. The bill has been controversial for years, with supporters saying its important to be able to get family medical histories and opponents stressing that women were promised anonymity if […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy vetoes tree-trimming bill, saying that it would give neighbors too much power

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed legislation that would have forced tree owners to pay for damages from downed trees or limbs on neighboring property if that neighbor had warned them in writing. It would have taken effect October 1. “Under this bill a tree owner would be liable for the cost of removal […] [Read More]
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A bridge too far, again in Norwalk. Malloy calls for “crisis summit” on Metro-North’s “outrageous” failures

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a “crisis summit” to be held soon among state officials, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North to discuss the continuing failures of the New Haven Line’s 1896 “WALK Bridge” in Norwalk. “This is now the second major failure in two weeks, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and causing […] [Read More]
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