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  • Nursing home money must be divided evenly among union, nonunion facilities (Ct corruption)

    07/07/2015 9:31:58 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | 07/07/2015 | Mike Savino
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration will need to recalculate how it divides additional money in the budget for nursing homes to ensure the allocations comply with federal law. . . . (Rep) Wood questioned why the state would give an additional $9 million to 60 unionized homes across the state, while the 170 facilities that aren’t unionized would need to share the remaining $4 million.
  • Gov Says He'll Revisit Taxes: GE Tells Employees It's Looking Elsewhere

    06/04/2015 11:02:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 4, 2015 | Gregory B. Hladky,Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD – As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday he was open to tweaking the tax side of a budget that has alarmed several large Connecticut employers, General Electric told employees it has assembled an exploratory team to look for "another state with a more pro-business environment."
  • Revenues Fall Short, Leaving 2015 Budget In Deficit (Connecticut)

    05/01/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 11 replies
    Ct News Junkie ^ | April 30, 2015 | Christine Stuart
    Nonpartisan legislative analysts and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office agreed Thursday that revenue dropped $67 million below expectations between January and April, adding to this year’s budget deficit. The increase in tax revenue anticipated following the April 15 deadline wasn’t realized, according to budget analysts. In fact, personal income tax collections fell $65.5 million short of projections. Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes had forecasted 25 percent growth in personal income tax receipts.
  • Connecticut’s Governor Doesn’t Understand His Own State’s RFRA

    03/31/2015 1:37:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/31/2015 | Sean Davis
    In case you needed more proof that the recent backlash against religious freedom laws is grounded in pure ignorance, look no further than Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy. Malloy, a Democrat, just announced on Twitter that he plans to sign an executive order banning state travel to Indiana due to the midwestern state’s recently enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Because of Indiana's new law, later today I will sign an Executive Order regarding state-funded travel. -DM— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) March 30, 2015 When new laws turn back the clock on progress, we can’t sit idly by. We are sending...
  • Gabby Giffords Visits State To Promote Gun Law Changes

    03/18/2015 4:38:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 18, 2015 | Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona came to the Capitol Tuesday to press for a new gun control law designed to help victims of domestic abuse. "We can change our laws, we can win elections," said Giffords, who left Congress after she was shot in the head by a mentally disturbed gunman four years ago. "
  • Malloy (D-CT) appointees get holiday raises of up to 12%

    12/30/2014 1:27:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent at an annual cost of $1.4 million. The raises were announced by Ben Barnes, who oversees the budget as the secretary of policy and management. His salary jumps by 12 percent, from $186,999 to $209,439. All the raises take effect on Dec. 26. For Barnes and most of the other top officials, including the governor's chief of staff, Mark Ojakian, the raises are the first since joining the Malloy...
  • 6 Reasons Why Malloy Did Better In 2014

    11/09/2014 7:30:11 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 2 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stephen Busemeyer and Dan Haar
    The battleground was different in 2010, when Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley first fought to become governor. Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal were slugging it out in a high-finance senate race that drew a lot of attention. The economy was sputtering badly. Tom Foley's running mate was popular Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Sandy Hook -- and the gun control legislation that came out of it -- was more than two years away.
  • Visconti Suspends Campaign, Endorses Foley for Governor

    11/02/2014 1:19:50 PM PST · by raybbr · 25 replies ^ | 11/2/2014 | Ari Mason and George Colli
    Two days before the polls open, unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti has suspended his campaign and endorsed Republican candidate Tom Foley in a ceremonious display of party unity. NBC Connecticut cameras were the only ones rolling when Visconti appeared alongside Foley in Brookfield on Sunday, surprising a crowded room of Foley campaign volunteers. "I called Tom yesterday. I took a look at the polls," Visconti explained. "I was very concerned that Tom is in the fight for his life. Connecticut is in the fight of its life." Visconti, a conservative who failed to secure the Republican nomination, previously said...
  • ‘Dark money’ group puts up $1 million to attack Malloy (Connecticut)

    10/27/2014 3:08:24 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 21 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | October 26, 2014 | Mark Pazniokas
    ... group from Ohio contributed $1.17 million to Grow Connecticut, the super PAC behind a $6.7 million advertising campaign to defeat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The money came from A Public Voice, Inc., which is based at the West Chester, Ohio office of David R. Langdon, a lawyer who has represented a network of conservative non-profit groups in a legal fight with the IRS over their tax-exempt status and is active opposing gay marriage, among other causes. Grow Connecticut, which is allied with the Republican Governors Association, immediately used the contribution to purchase nearly $1 million of television advertising attacking...
  • Rasmussen: Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 50%, Malloy (D) 43%

    10/19/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rasmussen Reports
    Republican challenger Tom Foley still leads Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy in their Connecticut gubernatorial rematch as voters continue to grumble about the job Malloy has done over the past four years. Foley now picks up 50% of the vote to Malloy’s 43% in a new statewide telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
  • Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip [While The World Burns!]

    10/11/2014 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip October 11 2014 DARLENE SUPERVILLE President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a "round table" discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to Democratic officials. It was Obama's fourth California fundraiser in three days and was closed to media coverage. This coming week brings more of the same for the president, including his long-anticipated, first appearance at...
  • Clerk Fatally Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect Who Also Tried to Rob Brother's Store: PD (New Haven, CT)

    08/07/2014 12:31:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    A New Haven convenience store owner shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob his store and another store owned by his brother at gunpoint on the same night, police said. According to police, the owner of Congress Mini Market at 750 Congress Avenue called 911 to report that a man armed with a rifle had tried to rob him Tuesday night. While detectives were interviewing him, the store owner's brother called to say he had just shot a man who tried to rob his store, Nino's Mini Market at 659 Washington Avenue, according to police. Police arrived...
  • Police say roommate with hand gun stopped attack(home invasion, New London CT)

    07/24/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Police say a resident of a New London home, armed with a handgun, stopped an early-morning attack on his roommate. A 15-year-old, whose name has not been released, was charged with breaking into the home on Crystal Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say the teen, who was armed with a knife and gun, assaulted a resident in a first-floor bedroom. They say that attack awakened the upstairs roommate, who came downstairs armed with a handgun and confronted the teen. Police say the attacker complied with an order to remain still until officers arrived. He faces charges including...

    07/16/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    The administration of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) has denied a request from federal officials to temporarily house up to 2,000 illegal immigrant children from Central America at a residence in his state for individuals with intellectual disabilities. ... According to Keith Phaneuf at CT Mirror, federal officials initially contacted the administration of Malloy, who is seeking a second term as governor this year, on July 3 regarding the possibility of a short-term lease to house, feed, and provide medical care to 1,000 to 2,000 of the unaccompanied illegal children who entered the U.S. through Mexico. The GSA reportedly asked...
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws(Mossberg leaving CT)

    07/14/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Gun sales on the rise, experts say one reason is laws (CT)

    06/04/2014 12:41:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Regarding gun sales, what's happening here in Connecticut is following a national trend. More people are becoming gun owners, and experts have said part of the reason has to do with what has been happening at the state Capitol. Mike Higgins, co-owner of TGS Outdoors in Branford, said he has been seeing a lot more people frequenting his shop. "We're up about 15 to 20 percent," Higgins said, adding that those percentages are a range of handgun, shotgun and rifle sales. ... While the gun sales continue to rise, experts say there is no sign of it slowing down. Some...
  • Student killed in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School(Milford, CT)

    04/25/2014 4:17:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    One student is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing at a high school in Milford on Friday morning. The fatal stabbing happened at the Jonathan Law High School on Lansdale Avenue. "I saw teachers and one teacher was hysterical," said eyewitness Rebecca Golden. The victim, 16-year-old junior Maren Sanchez, was found with severe neck injuries in a stairwell by a staff member around 7:14 a.m. "There was a teacher who actually walked upon it and saw a portion of it," said Milford Police Chief Keith Mello. Staff and EMS attempted lifesaving measures on Sanchez, Mello said....
  • CT:College suspends student for asking questions about gun control

    04/14/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 2 April, 2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum, prompting a First Amendment advocacy group to condemn the college for its flagrant disrespect for free speech and due process.</p>
  • Malloy issues ACA challenge to NRA

    04/04/2014 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- Commemorating Connecticut's first anniversary of tougher gun laws, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't mince words on Thursday, loudly challenging the National Rifle Association to support the federal Affordable Care Act and help expand opportunities for mental-health treatment.
  • CT health exchange hopes to 200,000 enrollees(118K in Medicaid)

    04/01/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Connecticut officials say the state's health insurance marketplace is on track to sign up about 200,000 people in health plans by the enrollment deadline, double the original goal of 100,000 individuals. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Access Health CT office in Hartford on Monday. He urged people without coverage to spend the final hours before the midnight deadline enrolling online, calling the hotline or getting in line at one of the two storefronts operated by the marketplace, Access Health CT, in New Britain and New Haven. Malloy said if people submit basic personal information by midnight, their applications can be...
  • Live on every newscast, Malloy signs $10.10 minimum wage bill

    03/28/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    The CTMirror ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mark Pazniokas
    New Britain -- Precisely timed to attract live coverage Thursday at the top of three local 6 o'clock newscasts, a jubilant Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a bill that makes Connecticut the first state to embrace President Obama's goal of a $10.10 minimum wage.
  • Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval(CT raises min. wage to $10.10)

    03/27/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The state's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017 under a controversial bill approved Wednesday by both the state Senate and the House of Representatives on largely party line votes. The Senate passed the measure by 21 to 14, with all Republicans and one Democrat — Sen. Joan Hartley of Waterbury — voting no. One senator was absent. The House vote was 87 to 54, and all 87 supporters were Democrats. Four House Democrats, including Representatives John Hampton of Simsbury and Joe Diminico of Manchester, joined with Republicans against the measure. The bill would boost the wage...
  • Obama Praises Connecticut Minimum Wage Vote

    03/27/2014 5:20:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 27, 2014 | Daniela Altimari
    In another measure of just how important raising the minimum wage is to President Obama and the Democratic party, the White House issued a statement on the Connecticut legislature’s vote to increase the state rate to $10.10 per hour.
  • Abortionist tied to Eric Holder gets four years in prison for $386,000 Medicaid fraud

    03/24/2014 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    COLLEGE PARK, GA, March 24, 2014 ( – A Georgia abortionist linked to Attorney General Eric Holder has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding Medicaid of more than $386,000. Tyrone Cecil Malloy rented the space where he housed his abortion facility from Eric Holder’s wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, an OB-GYN, and Margie Malone Tuckson of Minneapolis owned the building where Malloy opened his Old National Gynecology, located at 6210 Old National Highway in College Park. Dr. Tyrone Malloy Dr. Tyrone Malloy On March 10, a jury convicted Malloy of two counts of Medicaid fraud....
  • CT Gov to Gunowner: ‘You Lost,’ Gun Control Proponents Won. (Talk about arrogance!!!!)

    03/18/2014 7:41:13 PM PDT · by progunner · 74 replies
    Tea PARTY ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | Breitbart
    During a March 13 town hall meeting at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D) told a gun owner that gun control proponents won and “you lost.” Malloy made this statement in response to questions about the constitutionality of the gun laws he signed into law in 2013.
  • CT Governor Dannel Malloy to Gun Owners: “Your Side Lost,” Get Over It

    03/16/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 110 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-16-2014 | Tim Brown
    As Connecticut is in the midst of a very serious situation regarding guns and gun registration, Governor Dannel Malloy attended a town meeting this week to address constituents at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. During that event, a pro-gun citizen, who has opposed the legislation signed into law by Malloy, which requires gun owners to register their semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines or be considered felons, asked how Malloy could push legislation that is against law abiding gun owners while abolishing the death penalty and offered early release for violent criminals. Malloy’s answer was not to point to...
  • Police investigate shooting(Hartford, CT)

    03/15/2014 12:12:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Police are investigating a shooting in the area of Main and Kensington Streets. According to officials, two men suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said the shooting was not related to the St. Patrick's Day parade.
  • No brainer: Three reasons why a $10.10 minimum wage is good for America(Barf Alert)

    03/05/2014 9:56:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | March 5, 2014 | Gov. Peter Shumlin,Gov. Dan Malloy
    (CNN) -- Democratic governors are working every day to grow and strengthen a middle class that's been under assault from global economic forces and failed, trickle-down policies for decades. In furtherance of that mission, we will be proud to stand with President Barack Obama, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee at Central Connecticut State University this afternoon to announce actions we're taking to raise the minimum wage in our states to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
  • Students Scramble for Tickets to See Obama at CCSU (minimum wage speech)

    03/03/2014 6:00:56 PM PST · by matt04 · 47 replies
    Students at Central Connecticut State University flipped on their computers and waited anxiously for an email that would give them the chance to see President Obama speak at their school on Wednesday. “Every single computer was full,” said student Keanii Munoz, who stopped first at the science lab, then headed to the student union in search of a free machine. “Everybody’s been trying to register.” The link to reigster arrived around noon in a much-anticipated email. Students refreshed their inboxes until the message came, then hoped luck was on their side as they clicked through. “I finally got the email...
  • President Obama to Speak at Central Conn. State Unversity

    03/02/2014 4:20:32 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Gov. Dannel Malloy announced today President Obama will speaking at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday to push his proposal to raise the minimum wage. According to the White House, the president will be in the Hartford area on March 5. Further details on President Obama's visit will be made available in the next few days. The minimum wage battle was at the center of a headline-grabbing war of words between Gov. Dannel Malloy and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at a meeting of governors at the White House last weekend. Several governors emerged to speak to reporters...
  • Connecticut Democrats and the SEIU

    02/27/2014 8:24:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Connecticut's US senator, Richard Blumenthal, and a congress-person, Rosa DeLauro, have been subpoenaed in a case alleging that the SEIU's pressure tactics on nursing home managements during labor disputes amounted to unlawful extortion. Neither politician has been accused of any wrongdoing, but unless a judge grants a delay, both will be forced to produce any documents in their possession pertaining to the SEIU. Other Connecticut politicians will be subject to depositions, including Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, state Attorney General George Jepson, andConnecticut state senators John Fonfara and Russ Morin. All are Democrats. Again, none of the politicians has been accused...
  • Governors Malloy, Jindal have war of words after presidential meeting

    02/25/2014 12:14:51 PM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    A war of words between the governors of Connecticut and Louisiana continued Tuesday, a day after a heated exchange in Washington over raising minimum wage. Governors Dannel Malloy and possible candidate for president Bobby Jindal were supposed to be attending a bipartisan meeting with President Barack Obama. However, Jindal, a Republican, gave his opinion of the meeting to reporters on the White House lawn. "This president and the White House seems to be waving the white flag of surrender," Jindal said. Malloy responded, "Until a few moments ago we were going down a pretty cooperative road," he said. "I don't...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Malloy (CT) proposes $10.10 hourly minimum wage

    02/04/2014 3:42:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 28 replies
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage. The Democrat said the increase would make Connecticut's wage the highest in the country. Connecticut's minimum wage increased from $8.25 to $8.70 on Jan. 1. A second increase to $9 is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Malloy, who has yet to announce his re-election plans, said an even higher wage is needed to "tackle the growing income inequality" that's hurting the middle class. "Part of tackling that critically important challenge...
  • AR-15 Ammo Magazines Sent to Connecticut Governor, Legislators as 'Gift'

    01/01/2014 3:56:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 53 replies
    State Senate Majoriy Leader Martin M. Looney said he would have preferred to receive a different type of magazine for a Christmas present. “I wish he had sent me a New Yorker, the New Republic or the Atlantic,” Looney said when told he was the recipient of a high-capacity gun magazine. Specifically, both Looney, D-New Haven, and state Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, each were sent one 28-round standard capacity AR-15 magazine, manufactured by C Products Defense Inc. of Bradenton, Fla. It was part of Alabama gun activist Mike Vanderboegh’s “Toys for Totalitarians” campaign, in which he is sending banned high-capacity...
  • Dominion Puts Finishing Touches On State's Largest Solar Project (CT)

    12/04/2013 4:48:43 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Electricians in bright yellow coats have been tending to rows of solar panels in recent days, patching together a complex network of equipment that will be the largest of its kind in the state when it's completed in about a month. But the project — dedicated Friday at a gathering of company and public officials — won't hold the top spot forever. A project four times the size of the Somers solar center that is planned in Sprague will knock it to second when it comes online in three years. These massive projects, as well as the thousands of smaller-scale...
  • Malloy (D-CT) declines president's 'fix' on Obamacare, but extends enrollment deadline

    11/23/2013 1:22:47 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Connecticut will not allow insurance companies to extend policies now slated to be discontinued because of the federal health law, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday. But he said that Access Health CT, the state's health insurance exchange, will extend by a week its deadline for people to get coverage that takes effect Jan. 1. People now have until Dec. 23 to sign up for an insurance plan that starts at the beginning of 2014. President Obama last week announced that insurers could extend policies that don't meet the health law's requirements if state regulators agreed to it. He was...
  • Cruz Control

    09/26/2013 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies ^ | September 26, 2013 | Mike Malloy
    I love Ted Cruz (R/Bellvue). He has simplified the explanation of what is wrong with the Tebagger wing of the GOP. His Darth-Vader-impersonations, Dr. Seuss-readings, and inevitable Nazi comparisons during his fake filibuster were more fun than a barrel of flying monkeys, and were useful to both political parties. We should all thank him for doing the impossible – convincing the rest of the House Neocons to abandon their fruitless quest to overturn the Affordable Care Act and/or shut down the government. Fellow Teabaggers consider him a traitor for so quickly admitting his risky scheme had zero chance of success...
  • Gun owners weigh in on Boucher announcement (CT Gov race)

    08/31/2013 11:43:51 AM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Not all social media traffic is created equal, as the Connecticut Republican Party is learning. Upon Tuesday's announcement that state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, is exploring a run for governor, the state GOP's Facebook page has seen an uptick of traffic -- and we're not talking "likes." A comment thread showing a photo of Boucher with state party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. was immediately overtaken by Second Amendment activists, who denounced the veteran lawmaker for her support of a statewide crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Boucher was...
  • At Least 2 Dead In East Haven Plane Crash

    08/09/2013 4:11:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | August 9, 2013 | Steven Yablonski,Joseph Wenzel,Susan Raff,Karen Lee
    EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -At least two people have been killed after a plane crashed into two homes, sparking a massive fire in East Haven Friday morning.
  • How Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing Economies?

    08/02/2013 2:21:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    Connecticut has so many advantages that it might be hard to understand how it became one of America’s worst-performing state economies. As we know, Connecticut is located along an important commercial corridor between New York and Boston. It’s well-served by railroads and highways. Major airports are accessible. Connecticut has many charming towns, historic sights, stylish shops and nice beaches. CNN determined that of America’s 25 towns with the highest median family incomes, four are in Connecticut – New Canaan (#1), Darien (#2), Westport (#5) and Greenwich (#14). .... ... When investors and entrepreneurs consider important decisions like where to establish...
  • Connecticut governor tours businesses affected by Newtown shooting

    08/01/2013 3:01:20 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Seven months after 20 children and six educators were fatally shot in a Newtown elementary school, some local business owners said today that a financial downturn that began with road closings and an emotional pall over the town persists. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited downtown businesses to show support and learn how a $500,000 state grant intended to help local stores and restaurants is working. “It’s impressive,” he told reporters after a one-hour tour. “People are very positive.” But Andy Lafreniere, who owns Suzuki Music School, told the governor that business is not good. “We’d like people not to be...
  • Average gas price in Connecticut tops $4

    07/18/2013 1:11:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    It seems as though the temperatures aren't the only numbers getting higher and higher. Gas prices in Connecticut have topped $4 a gallon, making them the second-highest in the continental U.S. and the highest in New England. According to AAA's Daily Fuel Gage Report, the average prices for a gallon of regular gas reached $4.01, which is a 20-cent increase in the past week. AAA officials said the high gas prices are because of the rise in demand and not enough supply. The increased oil prices and production issues at several refineries also attribute to the high gas prices. Many...
  • Sandy Hook Commission set to meet Friday

    07/11/2013 2:38:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission will meet at the Legislative Office Building on Friday to discuss public safety and school security across the state. Malloy and the commission will review new state laws that were approved from the recent legislative session. They will also watch a presentation on school security from the president of the National School Safety and Security Services. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission was created by Malloy and consists of a 16-member panel. The commission reviews current policy and makes specific recommendations in public safety, with a focus on school safety, mental...
  • NSSF Sues Connecticut Officials In Federal Court

    07/08/2013 6:07:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 8 July, 2013 | John Richardson
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation filed suit today in US District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Connecticut leaders led by Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) misused the emergency certification exception in order to pass gun control. The lawsuit contends the use of the emergency certification exception was invalid as it violated both Connecticut state statutes and the Connecticut Constitution. Moreover, they contend the action violated due process protections under both the Connecticut and the US Constitution. They are seeking to have SB 1160 declared void and unconstitutional and to enjoin the state and its officers from enforcing the...
  • (CT)Gas Tax Goes Up Today

    07/01/2013 1:55:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    Starting today, drivers in Connecticut are paying more for gasoline. The state's gross receipts tax, or gas tax, is going up about 4 cents per gallon because of a measure the state put in place in 2005. Meanwhile, the diesel tax is scheduled to increase 3.5 cents per gallon. An American Petroleum Institute report from April 2013 put Connecticut’s state motor fuel taxes among the highest in the country, at 8.1 percent after the increase. Before the increase, Connecticut drivers were paying 63.4 in state and federal excises taxes, while Hawaii pays 67.1, California pays 68.5 and New York pays...
  • Rainbow Flag Flies At Governor’s Residence

    06/26/2013 7:13:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A rainbow flag, symbolizing gay pride, is being flown over the Connecticut governor’s official residence in Hartford. The flag was raised Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been a strong proponent of same-sex marriage and gay rights. He hosted a gay wedding last weekend at the residence for one of his top advisers....
  • Simsbury (CT) loses top taxpayer as The Hartford prepares to move

    06/20/2013 7:13:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    It was just two years ago this month that The Hartford shut down its Southington and Farmington offices to save money, and just after the start of 2013 efforts began to pack up another. Channel 3's Jill Konopka spoke with town and local business officials in Simsbury who explained how the decision would impact them. "It's definitely a shame," said Julienne Olvia, of Simsbury. "Where are they going?" The Hartford Financial Services Group, dubbed one of the state's biggest insurance companies, is closing its 33-acre campus off Hopmeadow Street and is relocating roughly 1,500 employees to offices in Hartford and...
  • Connecticut's Economic Trend Worst In Nation

    06/17/2013 4:04:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    A report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that Connecticut was last in economic growth last year, the only state in the nation where the combined value of goods and services produced shrank compared with 2011. The report measures GDP, the sum of what residents, businesses and the government spend, plus investments and net exports. The value is in constant 2005 dollars, which controls for inflation. By that measure, total state GDP fell $250 million in 2012, to $197.2 billion. Not only did the state GDP decrease by 0.1 percent in 2012, it fell by the same amount in...
  • Rally to be held to protest higher gas tax (CT)

    05/30/2013 11:44:50 AM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Former state Sen. Len Suzio will lead a protest in Meriden to alert the public about the impending gas tax increase that will go into effect July 1. Danby's Gas Station, located at 872 East Main St. is expected to temporarily lower their gas prices to reflect the price without the Petroleum Gross Receipts Tax, which is now $.22 a gallon. "Connecticut, which already has the highest gas prices in all of New England will have the highest state gas taxes in the continental United States once the increase in the hidden tax takes effect July 1. Connecticut families, particularly...