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  • 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...
  • Budget Deficit For Coming Year Hits $900 Million As Economic Woes Worsen (CT)

    02/29/2016 12:23:20 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    <p>The state budget deficit will hit $900 million next year, according to new numbers released Thursday, generating alarm among lawmakers of both parties and intensifying language on the part of Republican leaders.</p> <p>"Those are just incredible numbers. What's happening is really shocking,'' said Senate Republican leader Len Fasano of North Haven. "People should be scared."</p>
  • Connecticut town 45 minutes away from Newtown considers proposal that would ARM teachers

    02/05/2016 11:55:32 AM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A Connecticut town located just 45 minutes by car from Newtown, the site of the third-deadliest school shooting in US history, is considering arming its school teachers. Elected officials in Kent, Connecticut voted 2-1 Wednesday to present information about a program called 'FASTER Saves Lives' to the town's Board of Education. 'FASTER' is an acronym that stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response. The Kent Center School is the town of Kent's only school. Elected officials in the town are proposing to arm teachers ... Only one of three officials who voted on Wednesday is against the program. 'I...
  • CT ranked as one of top 10 states where people are living paycheck-to-paycheck

    01/19/2016 6:49:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A new study shows Connecticut is in the top ten for paycheck-to-paycheck living. People everywhere have to pay rents or mortgages, groceries and utilities. But those bills vary from state to state. When everything's paid, a study by the website GoBankingRate shows, not a lot is left in Connecticut. Moving from Maine, Sandra Champlin said she learned quickly that her money doesn't get her as far in Connecticut as it did there. “Rent is higher in Connecticut,” said Champlin, who now lives in Rockville. She added that rent a few hundred more in Connecticut than Maine. Champlin said she wasn't...
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Malloy to ban gun sales to those on ‘watch lists’

    12/11/2015 12:08:03 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Gov. Malloy wants Connecticut to become the first state in the nation to ban sales of guns and ammunition to anyone on the federal government’s terror watch lists. He says he will do it by Executive Order and does not need the approval of the State Legislature. The announcement was seen live on News 8 and this afternoon. The Governor said he does not know if anyone in Connecticut is on the ‘watch list’ but is working directly with the White House to gain access, saying that if Congress won’t act, then the states will. According to some reports,...
  • Connecticut to Continue to Take in Syrian Refugees

    11/16/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Max Reiss
    The state of Connecticut will continue to accept more than 1,600 refugees from Syria, Gov. Dannel Malloy told NBC Connecticut on Monday morning. This comes as governors in several other states announced they would stop accepting them.
  • 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...