You know who you are. With the overnight snow heavier than expected, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said this morning he doesn’t want non-essential state employees to report until noon.
Connecticut’s junior senator did just fine with his committee assignments. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who took office Jan. 5, said today he was given seats on Judiciary, Armed Services and HELP, the committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He also is assigned to a special committee on aging. “I am excited and honored to join […]
Confirming what most people–at least those outside Washington and Wall Street–already believe, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission said Thursday that the failure of federal authorities to curb reckless behavior on Wall Street was largly responsible for the turmoil that sparked the recession. The commission “challenges the notion, expressed by many on Wall Street and in […]
More than half the nation’s governors have delivered their state-of-the-state speeches this year, and the recurring theme is jobs, Pamela M. Prah says at Stateline.org. Other common topics: calls for deep cuts in spending, shared sacrifice and overhauls of state government as the state confront budget deficits and much-diminished federal aid. Not convinced? Stateline also […]
The Hospital of Central Connecticut and CIGNA have reached a contract agreement, allowing the hospital to remain in the insurer’s network. The hospital had been poised to leave CIGNA’s network next month if they did not reach an agreement. The two sides were in talks for more than a year. The hospital had said it […]
WASHINGTON-Sen. Joseph Lieberman held a news conference Wednesday with the country’s most powerful Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, on the politically divisive issue of school vouchers. At the end of the event, as the two men walked off the stage together, a reporter shouted out one last question: “Is this a 2012 presidential ticket?” Lieberman […]
With state officials staring at the worst deficit in Connecticut history, and public colleges and universities still reeling from a series of public fiscal embarrassments, the broad budgetary flexibility higher education has enjoyed for more than two decades could begin to shrink–but not without a fight. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said this week that his […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday he did not seek the resignation of the chairman of Connecticut State University System’s Board of Trustees, but said he wasn’t surprised by Karl Krapek’s decision in light of CSU’s “real tough year.” “I can certainly understand given the trials and trepidations of that board and some of the […]