Policies enacted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and past legislatures contributed greatly to Gov. Ned Lamont’s recent budgetary success.
The Board of Pardons and Parole has “unfettered discretion” to commute sentences. They haven’t exercised it during the pandemic.
Gov. Ned Lamont is hoping a friendly approach will entice state employees to sacrifice yet another pay raise.
Gov. Ned Lamont is looking to the past as he weighs a GOP plan to raid the rainy day fund to jumpstart the state’s cash-starved transportation program.
Lawmakers passed several bills in the first legislative session of Gov. Ned Lamont’s tenure that build on his predecessor’s landmark criminal justice reforms.
The highway port-a-potties are going away. Left behind is a tale of bureaucratic infighting.
Dannel P. Malloy says he was was ready for a “totally different job” after leaving the governor’s office in Connecticut. He found it when he was named chancellor of the public university system in Maine.
In Southwest CT, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.
Connecticut fought to keep Sikorsky — and the mighty King Stallion– in the state.
His first day on the job in January 2011, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy went before the General Assembly to declare that the state was facing an economic and employment crisis, created in part by “a lack of educational resources.” He then spent the next eight years of his tenure in what he recently described as “pitched battles” with “weak-kneed” Democrats over various education reforms he believed were long overdue.
Under Gov. Dannel Malloy’s leadership, Connecticut has repealed the death penalty, closed prisons, decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, raised the age from 16 to 18 at which defendants are tried as adults for most crimes, streamlined the process for parole and pardons, and reduced penalties for non-violent drug crimes.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would be hounded by the debt-riddled state finances he inherited, pension obligations that would force deficits and tax hikes while leaching dollars from transportation and other programs. But Malloy also would be the first governor in modern history not to saddle future generations with pension costs owed during his administration.
He is not leaving office for another 20 days, but the official portrait of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy already is in the Museum of Connecticut History, unveiled Thursday night before the governor’s family and a broad cross-section of people who served him in politics, government or both.
As time runs out on his elective career, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not exactly raging against the dying of the light. But he’s not one to go gentle, either. Some parting words about public policy, politics, popularity and polls.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a long awaited regulation banning “bump stocks,” a device that allows semi-automatic rifles to shoot like a machine gun. Connecticut Democrats asked “what took you so long.?”