Donald E. Williams

Recent Posts

Need to pass a bill? Now, you check with the GOP minority

As the Connecticut General Assembly trudges towards its adjournment deadline of midnight Wednesday, the fate of dozens of bills relies on whether House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R- Norwalk, chooses to display a square red card at his desk in the House of Representatives. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , ,

Malloy to present budget at noon Thursday

Snow will delay the delivery of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget to the General Assembly by 24 hours until noon Thursday, when he will address a joint session of the General Assembly. “Given the forecast over the next couple of days, I’ve asked legislative leaders to postpone the start of session until February 6,” Malloy said.  “While I hope the storm is not as bad as the predictions suggest, I also don’t want to put anyone in harm’s way.  I want to thank the leaders for accommodating this request.”

Legislative leaders had considered delaying the opening until Wednesday evening, but a winter storm warning for Hartford will be in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Snow is expected to fall at the rate of an inch or two an hour at times, with accumulations of six to 12 inches. “Safety is first and foremost,” said Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn.  “It makes sense to exercise caution and move opening day to Thursday given the blizzard-like conditions being predicted for tomorrow.”

“This decision was based on the latest forecast for a serious winter storm Wednesday, and is the prudent thing to do for the safety of all concerned,” said House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , ,