Policies enacted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and past legislatures contributed greatly to Gov. Ned Lamont’s recent budgetary success.
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CT hasn’t commuted a single prisoner’s sentence since before the pandemic. Advocates say it’s time to change.
The Board of Pardons and Parole has “unfettered discretion” to commute sentences. They haven’t exercised it during the pandemic.
Lamont hopes the friendly approach will coax unions to the table
Gov. Ned Lamont is hoping a friendly approach will entice state employees to sacrifice yet another pay raise.
Lamont’s dedication to reserves stems from debts heaped on Malloy
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.
Picking up the baton: criminal justice reform moves slowly forward
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.
Highway bathrooms to reopen. (Here’s why they really closed.)
The highway port-a-potties are going away. Left behind is a tale of bureaucratic infighting.
Malloy heads Downeast to be chancellor at UMaine
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.
Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing
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.
Navy signs new contract with Sikorsky for ‘King Stallion’ copters
Connecticut fought to keep Sikorsky — and the mighty King Stallion– in the state.
Malloy confronts school inequities: ‘The civil rights issue of our time’
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.
Malloy leaves office as national leader on criminal justice reform
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 Dannel Malloy’s leadership, Connecticut has repealed the death penalty, closed prisons, decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, raised the age from 16 to 18 at which defendants are tried as adults for most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.
CT’s legacy of debt was Malloy’s ultimate challenge
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.
An early unveiling of Malloy’s official portrait
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.
No surprise. This is not a governor to go gentle
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.
Trump admin bans ‘bump stocks,’ CT Dems say it took too long
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.?”