Monthly Archive for May, 2011

: May, 2011

Malloy doing a little arm twisting for paid sick leave

Last Friday during a reporter’s roundtable on John Dankosky’s “Where We Live” radio program the Connecticut Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas asked a caller who supports the controversial paid sick leave bill

Malloy taps new Information Technology Czar

His name is Mark Raymond of Glastonbury. And, as we reported back in March, he’s got a tough job ahead of him. Here’s the full press release with details about Raymond’s background. ————- GOV.

Should state save $$$ by dumping its 1-800 lines?

The Department of Motor Vehicles wants to, and it maintains one of the most-used of state government’s 350 toll free numbers. Here’s our report.

No love lost between Cafero and backers of Internet dating bill

Thanks to a mini-filibuster by House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk and his caucus, Democratic leaders just temporarily past i.e. punted into limbo legislation intended to make online

Malloy administration hoping to better explain SEBAC deal to media

Members of the press have been invited to attend a two-hour briefing Friday morning at Rentschler Field on Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s recent concessions deal with the State Employees

Private sector union boss says members would “jump through hoops” for SEBAC deal

State Rep. Zeke Zalaski, D-Southington is not the guy you go to for critical comments about organized labor. Zalaski’s co-chairman of the legislature’s labor committee. He’s also president of United

Occhiogrosso slams Cafero’s criticism of union deal

Had to file a report on additional details of Governor Dannel Malloy’s concessions deal with the unions before I heard back from his advisor, Roy Occhiogrosso. Suffice it to say House Minority Leader

GOP questions Malloy’s intentions to streamline government

Bit of explanation. Before actual copies of the summary of the union concessions announced Friday were circulated tonight, I wrote a different story. In it, Republican leaders lamented Governor Dannel

The union deal with Malloy OR Loose lips, tight ships, best laid plans…

State union leaders wanted to release a summary of the concessions deal struck Friday on their own terms, meaning online tomorrow. But copies began circulating among capitol insiders and the press

Proposal regarding prisoners and redistricting looks dead

Connecticut Common Cause today held a press conference at the capitol in support of a bill that appears to be going nowhere fast this session. House Bill 6606 would adjust population data so that