Monthly Archive for July, 2011

: July, 2011

So what’s it costing state government to prepare for the worst?

I’m not quite sure that we’re facing, as state Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, put it, “Armageddon” if state unions again vote down a $1.6 billion concessions package in August. But Democratic Gov.

Now THAT’S a big train set

The state Bond Commission, chaired by Governor Dannel Malloy, this morning approved the purchase of 25 more New Haven Line train cars, ensuring the aging fleet’s replacement by 2014. At one point

What’s Guv Malloy learned so far on his summer jobs tour?

It’s been one month since Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his head of economic development launched a summer jobs tour intended to culminate with a jobs-centric special legislative session.

AG Jepsen clears Yankee Institute of tampering with union vote

Attorney General George Jepsen, a Democrat, this afternoon announced his office has not found any credible evidence to support labor leaders’ claims the conservative Yankee Institute for Public Policy

Union vote may not salvage vo-tech sports

Even if state employees grab their second chance at ratifying a $1.6 billion concessions package, they might not be acting soon enough to reverse some of the damage already being wrought by the

More on lawyer’s labor complaint against state union leaders

We reported today on a labor complaint filed by a state prosecutor over the $1.6 billion concessions deal union negotiators brokered with Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy. The complainant – Lisa

Just when state officials think they can’t cut any more…

It’s a fairly commonplace debate within federal, state and local government. Majority lawmakers claim they have cut as much as possible from state budgets, and the minority and frustrated taxpayers

State Manager on Layoff Limbo: “A lot of work has come to a screeching halt.”

Believe what you will about public employees, but it has got to be difficult to work for Connecticut government right now because of the climate of uncertainty. On the one hand, unions voted down a

Why would Linda want to court Lieberman?

Linda McMahon, the ex-2010 Republican U.S. Senate candidate/likely 2012 Republican U.S. Senate, was reportedly spotted today outside of the Washington D.C. offices of the man she’s considering

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