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Sharkey, Malloy clash over UConn deal, hospital cuts

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, foreground, and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz.

House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, and the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy engaged in an extraordinary exchange of criticism Friday over two fiscal controversies, ratcheting up intra-party tensions over how to resolve a worsening budget shortfall. Continue Reading →

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Malloy urges rejecting UConn labor pact

University of Connecticut campus in Storrs

After nudging legislators to reject a labor deal granting raises at the University of Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave them a hard push Wednesday, publicly urging rejection of a contract the university negotiated with its Professional Employees Union. Senate leaders quickly indicated they will comply. Continue Reading →

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