Monthly Archive for December, 2011

: December, 2011

Malloy: Internet gambling likely means CT must invest more to fight addiction

We caught up with Gov. Dannel Malloy during his visit this morning to Newtown about this Internet gambling news that’s been making waves this week. Although plenty of questions remain, it appears a

Get well, Senator Prague

Dennis House, host of Face the State, is reporting Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia has been hospitalized with a stroke. I don’t care whether you agree with her political positions or not. She should be

NU to state regulators: Stay out of NSTAR merger or hurt Malloy’s jobs agenda

I’m thumbing through Northeast Utilities’ December 23 response to requests state regulators reconsider a June decision to stay out of the company’s controversial merger with Massachusetts’ NSTAR. The

Sullivan monitoring impact of paycheck problems on surplus

There’s a good chance you had better things to do Sunday than read my report on the continuing havoc Gov. Dannel Malloy’s and Democratic lawmakers’ retroactive income tax is playing with paychecks. We

Prosecutor’s grievance over concessions deal with Malloy dismissed

The state Board of Labor Relations has recommended dismissal of Lisa Herskowitz’s complaint that state union leaders violated collective bargaining laws when they salvaged a $1.6 billion concessions

Education union makes punctuation error, I get on soapbox

I feel kind of petty blogging about this. Then I think about the readers who point out spelling, punctuation and grammar errors in my stories and the teachers who did the same and that makes it

Highway service plaza deal approaches milestone, faces delays

Around this same time in 2009 then-Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration inked what some lawmakers later considered a bad 35 year deal to turn over operation of the state’s 23 highway service

Gov. Malloy supports portrait of Rell

Our Hearst newspapers today reported that, nearly a year after she retired from office, there are no plans nor funds in place for the state to commission a portrait of ex-Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Is CL&P handing out outage credits to the wrong people?

There’s been plenty written this week about how folks gamed the system set up by the Department of Social Services to hand out disaster assistance after Tropical Storm Irene. Tonight a reliable

CL&P’s 100,000 outage worst-case scenario in place for years

Our Hearst newspapers today reported state regulators share partial blame for Connecticut Light & Power’s failure to prepare for the 809,097 outages caused by the October 29 nor’easter. An