Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Malloy gives technical school proponents reasons to be hopeful

There were times over the past year when it appeared to supporters of the state’s vocational technical high schools that Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy did not appreciate the system’s value. He does
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HP kills touch pads, so of course CT government may buy some for state employees

Schools around the United States are beginning to use iPads in the classroom, including here in Connecticut. These recent reports got me wondering whether our state government – infamously behind the
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Cafero gives Jackson Labs suit an earful

In the below photo, House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk discusses his concerns about Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $291 million deal to bring Jackson Laboratories to Connecticut.
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Does CT have staff to expedite development/biz permits?

That’s the question Rep. Patricia Widlitz, D-Guilford, asked during today’s hearing on Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s package of job creation policies. It should not come as a surprise to anyone
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Malloy, DECD Commish defend proposal for “First Five” II

Republicans are raising concerns about Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s $291 million effort to lure renowned genetics researcher Jackson Labs to Connecticut. The liberal Working Families Party is
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Working Families targets Diageo’s tax credits, but company didn’t get all the $$$

The Connecticut Working Families Party’s ongoing statewide corporate guilt trip was supposed to make a stop this afternoon at Diageo North America in Norwalk, complete with stand-ins for the
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With 227 state cops out of field, Malloy eyes civilianizing jobs

Our story on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s efforts to take state cops from administrative posts and put them back on the road. The effort is praised by some, who argue state police should be out on patrol
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Some retired state workers squeeze in one last longevity bonus, others lose out

April and October are the months state employees with ten years or more on the job are rewarded with controversial longevity bonuses that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, particularly
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Judicial Branch cuts staff hours, may slow civil, criminal cases

When state employees in August held a second vote to ratify a $1.6 billion concessions package, they averted implementation of what political insiders and the press loved to refer to as the Plan B
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Women. McMahon and Malloy hear them roar

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is courting the women’s vote, according to the Middletown Press and the Associated Press. Today Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s office announced that
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