Monthly Archive for January, 2011

: January, 2011

Senators offer Malloy more power to cut budget

There’s a quirky bill that was filed by three of the state Senate’s occasional troublemakers – Democrats Bob Duff, Norwalk, Joan Hartley, Waterbury, and Gayle Slossberg, Milford. I say troublemakers
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Renewing your driver’s license on-line? Don’t hold your breath.

Earlier this week legislative Republicans unveiled a package of suggested spending cuts/reforms they want new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to consider as he grapples with Connecticut’s $3.5
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New Attorney General Jepsen offering olive branch to biz?

During the 2010 race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Richard Blumenthal – then Connecticut’s attorney general – was portrayed by critics as a lawsuit happy politician who¬†poisoned Connecticut’s business
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Awwww. Mayor Malloy’s First Blizzard.

New Governor Dannel Malloy, whose first few weeks in office have been marked by record amounts of snowfall for January in Connecticut, has been reminding reporters he was Stamford’s newly-sworn mayor
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Question: How many commissioners does it take to run CT?

Answer: Possibly fewer than the 50 that huddled with new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy today at the capitol. Malloy, sworn in January 5, held an open meet-and-greet with his commissioners. Critics
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No longevity bonuses for Gov. Malloy’s commissioners

Our newspapers reported last year on the decades-old but under-publicized practice of paying extra money every April and October to tens of thousands of union and non-unionized public employees for
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Malloy ends delay in funding criminal justice overhaul

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s first Bond Commission agenda, released Friday, commits the state to a $23.4 million upgrade of Connecticut’s criminal justice information technology. Following the
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Malloy releases first bond agenda, including rail cars

This evening brand new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy announced tomorrow he will unveil his very first bond agenda, which the bi-partisan Bond Commission will be asked to approve on January 27.
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Ben Barnes on Fred Manfredonia’s “betrayal”

Hearst Connecticut Media Group colleague Ken Dixon has been covering today’s confirmation hearing for Ben Barnes, the guy new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy tapped as his budget czar during these
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AG Jepsen: Don’t fret over airport body scanners

One of new Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s final acts as Connecticut’s long-time attorney general was to seek information during the height of the holiday travel season on the safety of
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