As Treasurer Denise Nappier discovered Friday, one of the surest ways to provoke a veto from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this year is with legislation that intrudes on what the Malloy administration sees as the prerogatives of the executive branch. Half of his six vetoes involve protecting executive-branch authority.
While Connecticut municipalities decried a last-minute cut in state assistance Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration defended the legality of his line-item veto targeting local aid.
The state said it has more discretion about whether and how to proceed with complaints against charter schools than it does for schools operated by local school boards.
WASHINGTON — The man in charge of developing and acquiring the Navy’s weapons systems said it’s going to be “a tough ramp up” to get Electric Boat’s shipyards and another at Newport News, Va., ready to meet the nation’s need for submarines. The decline in the U.S. manufacturing base and the retirement of skilled tradesmen pose key challenges.