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Posted inPolitics

Eyebrows raised over GAE not taking up Malloy’s proposal

Eyebrows were raised in various corners of the State Capitol today over the Government Administration Elections Committee leaving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Election Day registration bill off the committee’s agenda. The panel reported a number of election reforms out of the committee today, but the panel’s co-chair, Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, said she had some unresolved […]

Posted inHealth, Money

Up Tuesday: Hearing on PCA, child care unionization bills

The fight over unionizing home care and child care workers will continue at the state Capitol complex Tuesday as legislators hear public testimony on controversial proposals to give the two groups collective bargaining rights. Legislators last year considered, but did not pass, bills that would have given collective bargaining rights to home care workers and […]

Posted inNews

Legislators not as willing to jump for the governor

Legislators never stopped high-stepping for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year. The first-year governor chose the course and set the pace, hectoring lawmakers to meet his goals and timetable. To a remarkable degree, they did. Now, legislators are pushing back, signaling that their capacity for controversy and change fall short of the always-in-a-hurry governor’s, especially […]

Posted inNews

Irene fraud costs 42 state employees their jobs

The state has fired 27 employees accused of improperly obtaining disaster benefits after Tropical Storm Irene, and another 15 either resigned or retired as they faced disciplinary hearings, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday. The scope of the inquiry has expanded, with another 240 recipients of disaster aid having been identified as […]