Dannel P. Malloy

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Connecticut’s angry prophet of mass shootings

Over the more than five years since Sandy Hook, the governor of Connecticut has acted as the Cassandra of gun control, the angry prophet destined to be ignored, at least in the ranks of the NRA and Congress. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first warned America two days after 26 children and staff died in Sandy Hook School that mass shootings were coming to your schools, your children. He was at it again Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Malloy vetoes Medicare program fix, calls it ‘wishful’ budgeting

In a largely symbolic act, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bipartisan bill Monday to reverse cuts to the Medicare Savings Program, calling it an unbalanced exercise in “wishful thinking” that only would worsen projected budget deficits. Continue Reading →

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Malloy: Time to stretch out spiking teacher pension costs

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has called on state lawmakers to restructure Connecticut’s contributions into its cash-starved teacher pension fund, deferring some expenses for decades but mitigating huge, projected cost spikes in the coming 15 years. Continue Reading →

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Malloy says CT must reverse a culture of postponing hard choices

The future of Connecticut’s finances, transportation network and general well-being hinges largely on government — and the legislature in particular — reversing a long-standing culture of postponing hard choices, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Hartford area business leaders Friday. Continue Reading →

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Medicare Savings Program cuts delayed by two months

Updated at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday
Lowered eligibility limits for the Medicare Savings Program, which uses Medicaid money to help low-income residents pay medical costs Medicare doesn’t cover, were supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, but the Department of Social Services said Wednesday it will slow down implementation of the changes in response to concerns raised by the enrollees, advocates and legislators. Continue Reading →

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Malloy criticizes budget outline; Fasano calls him ‘irrelevant’

The syncopated rollout of the General Assembly’s bipartisan budget deal got a harshly skeptical review Friday from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who either will be the final arbiter of what legislative leaders say will be a satisfactory ending  to Connecticut’s long-running budget drama — or just a loud voice from the balcony. Continue Reading →

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Shut out of budget talks, Malloy takes a stroll — to visit the press

Shut out of budget negotiations for a week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stretched his legs Thursday. Trailed by staff and security, Malloy strode from his 2nd-floor office to a 4th-floor landing outside the press room at the other end of the State Capitol. It was his second visit in as many days, using the press to remind public and politicians of his parameters for a budget deal. Continue Reading →

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New CT budget could shift teacher pension costs onto future taxpayers

If legislators vote on a new state budget Thursday, it may include a complex proposal from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to restructure skyrocketing contributions to the teachers’ pension program — potentially inflating and then shifting billions of dollars in expenses onto a future generation. Continue Reading →

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For CT, strides and stumbles in quest to spur bioscience industry

Connecticut is losing more bioscience jobs than it is gaining, despite a sizable jump in research and development jobs over the last three years. Alexion’s departure is the latest in a line that has undercut bioscience growth. Nonetheless, many say New Haven is nearing a “critical mass” after years of effort by Yale and a new cluster is emerging in Farmington after more than $1 billion in state investment. Continue Reading →

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Opioid crisis deepens as Malloy again signs legislation to curb it

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday aimed at curbing the growing opioid epidemic in Connecticut, days after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that an average of nearly three Connecticut residents are dying every day from accidental drug intoxication. Continue Reading →

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