In testimony delivered in quick succession Monday to two legislative committees, Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, strongly condemned post-Newtown legislation that would restrict public access to 9-1-1 recordings, police photographs and names of witnesses in drug or violent crimes.
Leaders of two crucial state legislative panels offered strong endorsements Monday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to provide up to $400 million in tax relief for United Technologies in exchange for its major investment in its Connecticut aerospace industries.
WASHINGTON – Even though some of them don't have challengers, Connecticut House members collectively spent nearly $3 million last year on everything from office supplies to gourmet chocolates, flowers, glitzy fundraisers and expensive meals.
The federal government now says that people who renewed their health plans late last year to avoid having to buy new plans that comply with the federal health law can keep them for an extra two years -- but only if their states allow it.
Gov. Dannel Malloy's Executive Order #39, signed last month, creates an open data portal to “further Connecticut’s commitment to transparency, efficiency, social progress, and economic expansion.” But there are other kinds of actions -- being undertaken by the state legislature -- that would undercut the trend toward greater transparency. Continue Reading →
On the minimum wage issue, Republican Tom Foley is more comfortable standing with President Obama than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democrat he hopes to unseat this fall. Foley generally endorses the president's call for a $10.10 minimum, but his endorsement comes with a long list of conditions and exceptions. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut Mirror (listed as The Connecticut News Project, Inc. during this drive) was invited to participate in Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Giving Day. The drive is today and today only. How does it work? Fairfield County Giving Day is a new, innovative way you can help support the important work of local nonprofits. The goal of this online, 24-hour day of giving, is to raise $1 million for more than 300 nonprofits throughout the region and state. Continue Reading →
“This is not a sustainable outlook,” said Matt Fleury, chairman of the Regents' Finance Committee, of the remaining $9.7 million balance. College officials said they were forced to turn to the reserves in recent weeks to close this year's budget deficit. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut Policy Institute, a think tank founded by Republican Tom Foley after his loss in the 2010 race for governor, is launching an urban issues project Friday that reinforces an element of Foley’s new gubernatorial campaign. Continue Reading →
“Four people might be alive today if those (railroad regulations) had been implemented,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal told the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. The hearing was Blumenthal's first as a Senate subcommittee chairman. Continue Reading →