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  • Connecticut governor: Shootings are 'coming to your neighborhood'

    02/22/2018 11:53:04 AM PST · by Celerity · 83 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/18 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy warned Wednesday that mass shootings are being planned all over the country, and that everyone is likely to be affected as the tragic incidents continue to proliferate. "This is coming to your neighborhood," the Democratic governor said on CNN. "This could affect your grandchild, or your child. You're going to see people in your state killed in restaurants, and movie theaters, and schools, and in churches."
  • Gov. Dannel Malloy Offers Plan To Ease Connecticut Tax Burden

    02/05/2018 5:14:16 PM PST · by Pontiac · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Joseph De Avila
    Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday proposed legislation to help Connecticut residents make up for $10 billion in lost federal tax deductions under the recent tax overhaul.His plan aims to assist Connecticut homeowners who face higher federal tax bills because the new law caps state and local tax deductions at $10,000 a year. To get around that cap, Mr. Malloy’s proposal would give towns authority to form charitable organizations that residents can contribute to in exchange for property tax credits.Charitable contributions kept their full deductibility under the tax overhaul.The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut also said in January...
  • Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

    08/23/2017 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2017 | 7:28 AM | Hillary Russ
    Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord. State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy’s executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the...
  • [CT Gov] Malloy: Christie a bully for closing the beaches

    07/07/2017 6:58:30 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 10 replies
    Danbuiry News Times (Hearst) ^ | 07/06/2017 | Neil Vigdor
    A political line has been drawn in the sand this summer, with the governors of Connecticut and New Jersey taking opposite sides on whether to keep state beaches open during a budget impasse — and throwing shade at each other. Connecticut still has no budget agreement, but Democrat Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order last week to avert a government shutdown and keep state beaches and parks open for now. Contrast that with Republican Chris Christie, who basked in the sunshine with his family at a New Jersey state beach over the weekend that was closed to the public...
  • Connecticut’s Tax Comeuppance

    06/03/2017 12:23:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2,2017 | WSJ
    According to the fiscal analyst, income-tax collections declined this year for the first time since the recession due to lower earnings at the top. Many wealthy residents decamped for lower-tax states after Mr. Malloy and his Republican predecessor Jodi Rell raised the top individual rate on more than $500,000 of income to 6.99% from 5%. In the past five years 27,400 Connecticut residents, including Ms. Rell, have moved to no-income-tax Florida, and seven of the state’s eight counties have lost population since 2010. Population flight has depressed economic growth—Connecticut’s real GDP has shrunk by 0.1% since 2010—as well as home...
  • Malloy won’t run for re-election as governor [of CT]

    04/13/2017 8:40:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | 7:40 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Ken Dixon
    In a roomful of supporters and agency heads, tears broke the governor’s businesslike façade. Dannel P. Malloy said his rejection of a third term, a decision he announced Thursday afternoon, frees him from partisan politics so he can better steer the sharply divided General Assembly through its current budget crisis. In January 2019, Malloy will begin the next act of a life that began as a dyslectic child in Stamford, led to law school, a stint as a criminal prosecutor, mayor of his hometown and nearly seven years in the Governor’s Residence. […] With low popularity ratings, a $1.7 billion...
  • Connecticut Ranked As State With Worst Fiscal Status – Second Only To Puerto Rico

    02/26/2017 10:12:15 PM PST · by RC one · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry 3 Jun 2016
    Connecticut – led by a Democrat legislature and governor and represented by an entirely Democrat congressional delegation – ranks as dead last among the states, owing largely to its massive debt obligations and unfunded liabilities. According to Mercatus, Connecticut’s fiscal state is “poor across all categories,” which cover cash, budget, long-term, citizen service-level, and trust fund solvency. The study finds: On the basis of its fiscal solvency in five separate categories, Connecticut ranks 50th among the US states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health. Connecticut’s fiscal position is poor across all categories. With between only 0.46 and 1.19 times...
  • Disgraced Gov. refuses to follow federal law on immigration, half his state wants to leave – but can

    02/26/2017 6:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Bloody Rubbish ^ | February 23, 2017 | Robert Willis
    Connecticut residents are fleeing in large numbers to escape their state government. It’s known to locals as the Connecticut Exodus. The once-beautiful state has been leveled by an abusive Democratic-majority government. Even the few Republicans actually holding office would be considered Democrats in other regions of the country. It’s called the bluest state in the nation, and I think it would be hard to argue it isn’t the California of the east — minus the jobs, companies, good weather and innovation, of course. Outsiders think of Connecticut as a rich state in the northeast; many don’t know that they have...
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • ICE confirms Bridgeport murder and Amber Alert suspect was previously deported

    02/24/2017 4:33:33 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    The Bridgeport man accused of killing his girlfriend and sparking an Amber Alert when he took off with their 6-year-old daughter, was previously deported, immigration officials said. "Oscar Obedio Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was issued a Final Order of Removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 201," said spokesman Shawn Neudauer.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

    01/19/2017 6:53:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Fr Z's Blog ^ | January 19, 2017 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. In this letter, a follow up to their diocesan “Presbytery Day” (where he spoke to them about “challenges”), the bishop writes: Following that talk, I write now to ask for your cooperation on several matters that have since been referred to me in connection with my comments last September: First, as I noted at that time, we are all aware of the on-going discussion surrounding the celebration of the Mass “ad orientem“. However, for the reasons...
  • Connecticut pledges $220M in incentives to keep Sikorsky

    09/20/2016 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2016 5:31 PM EDT
    The office of Connecticut’s governor says Sikorsky Aircraft has committed to keeping its headquarters in the state and adding jobs in an agreement that involves $220 million in state incentives. […] The deal calls for Sikorsky to build nearly 200 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters in Connecticut for the U.S. Navy until at least 2032. The incentives pledged by Malloy’s office include grants and tax exemptions. …
  • [Gov] Malloy [CT] Bypassed Airport Security Checkpoint With Son's Backpack

    07/21/2016 2:13:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jon Lender
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy bypassed a federal security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport last Nov. 27 while carrying a backpack belonging to his son, Samuel Malloy, through a private corridor to the departure gate area as he and first lady Cathy Malloy saw their son off for a flight, a Courant investigation of the episode has found.
  • Connecticut Ranks 43rd In Ranking Of Business Climate

    07/13/2016 2:26:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 31 replies
    Connecticut dropped 10 slots in a yearly CNBC ranking of the nation's top states for businesses. The state ranked 43rd this year, just behind Oklahoma. The rankings are measured by categories such as the cost of doing businesses, access to capital, business friendliness and the quality of life. The top five ranked states are Utah, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and North Carolina. Connecticut ranked higher than two other New England states — Maine, ranked 46th, and Rhode Island, ranked 50th. "It's disappointing, but frankly not surprising we saw this drop," said Joe Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and...
  • Gov. Malloy’s (D-CT) public approval rating hits new low

    06/08/2016 11:25:53 AM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s popularity rating has hit a new low, with a majority of registered voters disapproving of how the Democrat has managed the state’s economy, jobs, budget and taxes. A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows just 24 percent of registered voters approve of how Malloy is handling his job, while 68 percent disapprove. It’s a drop from Malloy’s prior lowest rating of 32 percent in October. Poll director Doug Schwartz says Malloy’s numbers appear to be linked to the state’s economy. Eighty percent of those surveyed say the state’s economy is “not so good” or...
  • Democrats Won't Meet With Malloy About Budget

    04/19/2016 11:15:16 AM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    With two weeks left in the legislative session – and Connecticut facing a potential $922 million deficit next year -- the state budget talks have hit a stalemate as Democrats are refusing to meet with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over personal and policy clashes. Democrats have harshly criticized Malloy's revised budget, which calls for deep cuts in educational cost-sharing funds and even no educational funding for wealthy communities like Greenwich and Madison. Some consider Malloy's cuts on education and the hospitals to be dead on arrival because they lack support from both Democrats and Republicans. Communities like West Hartford and...
  • Malloy Proposes Deep Cuts in School Funding, With 28 Districts Losing All Money

    04/18/2016 8:43:21 AM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal this week to eliminate education cost-sharing grants for 28 of the state's wealthiest school districts and to reduce funding significantly for many others was intensely criticized Wednesday by some school officials and key legislators. Malloy's plan calls for protecting the education funds in the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts. "To take a district like mine … and completely eliminate the funding is entirely irresponsible," Madison Superintendent Thomas Scarice said. The district stands to lose $1.57 million. Taken together with the state's "countless unfunded mandates" for districts, Scarice said, Malloy's proposal is "nothing less than unspeakable."...
  • Connecticut revises jobs report for 2015, outlook troubling

    03/12/2016 4:55:51 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 8 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | March 11, 2016 | Luther Turmelle
    The state’s economic picture took on a completely different look Friday with the Connecticut Labor Department’s latest employment report. Though the state economy added 900 jobs in January, its unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent. But even more troubling than that were the Labor Department’s revised employment numbers for 2015: Connecticut only added 12,200 jobs last year instead of 26,900 that the state agency had originally reported. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said January’s new employment data and the revised employment numbers for 2015 are “emblematic of our new economic reality.” .... “Connecticut’s economy is...
  • Hartford (CT) Might Ask State for Financial Help: Sources

    03/10/2016 6:11:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies
    The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have learned Hartford city leaders are looking into the possibility of asking the state for help dealing with their troubled finances. Multiple sources familiar with the Hartford's financial situation tell the Troubleshooters that legislation could be finalized as soon as today that would open the door for state oversight. Those sources told the Troubleshooters, a meeting is set for tonight in the mayor's office to review a draft oversight board statute that would then be submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly. Over the past couple of weeks, Mayor Luke Bronin has said that every option is...