High School student Sarah Clements, founder of Junior Newtown Action Alliance after SHES massacre, to be honored as Champion of Change in White House

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Newtown High School senior Sarah Clements, found and chairwoman of the Newtown Action Alliance, will journey to the White House on Thursday to be among nine people nationally who have tried to cut down on gun violence and will be honored by President Barack Obama. Her mother surivived the December 12, 2014 school shooting. This […] [Read More]
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Dept of Social Services failed to take down Social Security numbers of clients: statewide audit

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The Auditors of Public Accounts’ annual statewide survey of all government agencies is out. Here’s a little smoking gun in the Dept of Social Services: “Our review disclosed that SSNs were not entered into EMS in 19 of the 25 cases tested. However, eight of the clients were non-qualified aliens who are allowed to receive […] [Read More]
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Daily jogger Dan will run in 3-mile-plus Newtown road race

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On Saturday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will run in the 2nd annual Sandy Hook 5K in Newtown, benefiting the Newtown Memorial Fund in honr of those killed on December 14, 2012. It starts around 8:30 on the old Fairfield Hills Campus at 3 Primrose Street in Newtown.   [Read More]
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Gov Malloy encourages Ted Kennedy Jr to run for state Senate seat for Guilford

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Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, is retiring and has made it plain that he would like Edward M. Kennedy Jr., a constituent of his, to run for the office. So can Gov. Dan Malloy seal the deal? Malloy was asked today if he has had a role in the recruitment. “Yes,” he said. “I had a […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy will avoid verbal cliches over getting rebates into final budget package

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The legislative Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee next week will decide on the tax side of the budget, including whether the $55-per-taxpayer rebate will be included in the spending package that starts July 1. Gov. Dan Malloy (it’s Dan again, now that he’s running for re-election) was non-confrontational. “I believe, as I laid out, that […] [Read More]
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Christina Ayala is back in the good graces of speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey

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Last year, Speaker of the House Brenda Sharkey stripped first-term Rep. Christina Ayala from all of her committee assignments after she was involved in a fight in Bridgeport. But there she was voting today in favor of the $19-billion Democratic budget on the Appropriations Committee.  Here is Sharkey’s statement: “We’ve been monitoring the investigation by […] [Read More]
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Bond Commission tomorrow will approve million$ for projects in Norwalk, Stratford, Bridgeport, Darien, New Milford, Stamford

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy controls the agenda of the State Bond Commission, so when an item makes the agenda, it’s near certain that it will pass. The monthly meeting tomorrow includes: $1.2 million to help Sterling House Community Center in Stratford install an elevator and other improvements. $200,000 for the Darien Housing Authority to finance alterations, renovations […] [Read More]
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Malloy announces 10-year plan for expansion of state’s affordable housing stock

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced a new report underscoring his plans to spend $300 million over the next 10 years to rehabilitate 340 properties with 13,800 housing units in the state’s affordable-housing stock called the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP).   “Housing is a key component of our success to get Connecticut moving again, serving […] [Read More]
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