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Malloy’s budget cuts again hit social services, universities, courts

Malloy and Barnes

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled more than $31.5 million in spending cuts Friday in his second round of emergency budget reductions, with social services, public colleges and universities and state court system again taking the heaviest hits. A shortfall of at least $89 million remains to be addressed. Continue Reading →

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Malloy, GOP leader and press do photo op lunch

Two pols, two aides and bunch of media. Just another day in the LOB cafeteria.

Answering a dare and a double dare to sit and talk about deficit projections, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, each accompanied by fiscal advisers, dined in a public cafeteria Friday, surrounded by a tight circle of aides, reporters, photographers and cops. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro tells Obama to end program enticing Cuban doctors to defect

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, doesn’t think President Obama has gone far enough with opening relations with Cuba --and she has told him so. She and 14 other liberal Democrats sent Obama a letter Wednesday urging the end of a Bush-era program that makesit easier for Cuban doctors to defect.
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Connecticut sees an end to chronic homelessness in 2016

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein applauds his commissioner of veterans' affairs, Joe Perkins.

Fifty-one years after Lyndon Johnson declared “unconditional war” on poverty in his first State of the Union, anti-poverty workers allowed themselves a small celebration Wednesday, cheering an assertion that Connecticut is on the verge of eliminating chronic and veterans’ homelessness. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro ‘guest’ at State of the Union turns activist

Washington – Most guests invited by members of Congress or the White House to attend the State of the Union speech are there to be quietly symbolic, but not John W. Barto Jr., the former president of Ansonia Metals. Barto, the guest of Rep. Rosa DeLauro , D-3rd District, spent the day lobbying against the Tran-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries.
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