WASHINGTON — Navy officials said pressure to increase the number of ships deployed overseas has hurt readiness and training levels, and those problems are getting worse. The officials testified at a congressional hearing on the collisions of two Navy destroyers this summer that claimed the lives of 17 sailors, two from Connecticut.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal listened to Donald Trump Jr. testify for five hours in a closed-door Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, but says he’s not satisfied with the responses. He said the president’s eldest son “raised more questions than he answered.”
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday he would ease proposed municipal aid cuts and other cost-shifts onto cities and towns by nearly $775 million in an effort to end the state budget standoff that has extended 10 weeks into the new fiscal year.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin warned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature Thursday that the capital city is at risk of insolvency within 60 days, absent the additional funding it would receive under a new state budget.
Over the course of two legislative sessions, Connecticut lawmakers and ratepayers have received requests for financial ‘assistance’ from the Millstone Nuclear Plant. Despite Millstone spending nearly $1 million on lobbying this year alone, Hartford hasn’t been convinced. But as Gov. Dannel Malloy’s executive ordered investigation into the plant’s financial viability kicks off, it seems a moment of truth is coming for Millstone.
Workers across Connecticut are enjoying a shortened week, thanks to the Labor Day holiday. But as we honor the work of everyday men and women, let’s give a special thanks to one group that’s had a tough time recently: local TV news reporters and producers. It’s a job that, despite what the president says, isn’t at all “fake news!”
A task force assigned to the probe has missed its Aug. 1 deadline – and on Tuesday state education department officials that staffed the panel asked for more time. Some members of the panel say that won’t help.