No one is above the law in Connecticut, not even the governor.
If a deal is approved, Connecticut could avoid laying off state workers. On the verge of that approval, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with WCBS 880 about the state’s budget and the debt-ceiling debate in Washington.
State employee union leaders agreed to change their rules for ratifying a labor savings and concessions agreement, reviving hopes that thousands of layoffs and deep budget cuts can be stopped.
At issue is whether union bylaws can be changed and whether a new vote from state unions can head off massive layoffs in Connecticut at the direction of Governor Dan Malloy.
The middle of summer is when incidences of Lyme disease are at their height, says Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed nearly 5,500 state employee layoffs to balance Connecticut’s two-year, $40.1 billion budget now that workers have defeated a labor-savings and concessions deal.
Connecticut state employee union leaders say they’re reviewing a vote that rejected a labor savings deal as they look to halt layoffs that could affect thousands of workers.
A union vote sank a $2 billion labor concessions deal that Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy was relying on to balance the budget, and he has called lawmakers back in session next week.
Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.
Penalties for possession of marijuana are a signature away from being cut in Connecticut. While the new rules don’t legalize pot, some offenders won’t see jail time.
The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The bill would include “gender identity or expression” as a protected characteristic along with race, national origin, sex and other attributes under current state law. It now moves to the Senate.
The tentative agreement calls for a new approach to health care, requiring workers to sign a form annually, promising to get yearly physicals and other age-appropriate tests.
Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.
Malloy says his administration needs to begin the process of laying off thousands because a two-year, $2 billion labor savings deal has not yet been reached.