Dannel P. Malloy

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Malloy warns of need for concessions, smaller government, new aid formulas

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy set the stage Wednesday in his 2017 State of the State address for a protracted and difficult debate on how to further shrink state government, extract more concessions from unions on pension and health benefits, and better focus a smaller pool of state aid for education to the systems most in need. Any one would be difficult. Continue Reading →

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Text of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2017 State of the State

“Cuts in specific areas, or outright eliminations, should not be taken to mean that certain work is not valued.  It simply means that we can no longer afford to do it all, and that our spending must be focused on the very core, essential services for our residents.
And to be clear, saving money isn’t just about cutting line-items, or reducing headcount.  Agencies will continue to modernize systems, reduce waste, and increase productivity in order to cut costs as much as possible before impacting services, or the valuable employees who provide them.” Continue Reading →

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Quoting Monty Python, Malloy says, ‘I’m not dead yet’

And now for something completely different. A smiling Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opened his annual holiday speech to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday by comparing himself to a man prematurely given up for dead during the Black Plague, albeit the one who refused to go gently in an absurdist Monty Python comedy about the Middle Ages. Continue Reading →

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High court milestone in Malloy’s next round of nominees

With Justice Peter T. Zarella retiring in December and Justice Dennis G. Eveleigh reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 next October, the Connecticut Supreme Court soon will be dominated by appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. After filling no vacancies for more than a year, Malloy is considering nominees for the trial, Appellate and Supreme courts. Continue Reading →

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Malloy praises Trump’s choice for transportation chief

Though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy panned President-elect Trump’s choice of Congressman Tom Price for secretary of health and human services Tuesday, he praised his selection Elaine L. Chao as transportation secretary – an official the Democratic governor is likely to lobby. Continue Reading →

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An invitation to Trump to meet Syrian refugees in New Haven

WOODBRIDGE — Sharing a stage with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the head of a program that has resettled about 350 Syrian refugees across Connecticut over the past year extended a public invitation Tuesday to President-elect Donald J. Trump to meet with his clients before acting on a campaign pledge to suspend the resettlement of Syrians in the U.S. Continue Reading →

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Malloy defends $35 million to hedge fund as investment

With $35 million in economic incentives for a Greenwich hedge fund manager, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy showed once again he is more willing to accept criticism for the price paid to keep high-paying jobs in Connecticut than to risk seeing them depart for New York. Continue Reading →

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At White House, Malloy joins Michelle Obama in pitch to Trump

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made a post-election visit to the White House on Monday for a summit on veterans’ homelessness that ended with a wistful plea by First Lady Michelle Obama for the administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump to continue a successful local, state and federal partnership to address homelessness. Continue Reading →

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