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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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