Gov. Dannel Malloy
A major upgrade to Metro-North’s New Haven line is nearly complete — and it should help cut the number of stalled trains on the commuter railroad.
The House of Representatives was expected to vote Saturday on the deal reached by the General Assembly’s majority Democrats and Democratic Gov. Malloy last week. It’s unclear when the Senate will vote on the $19 billion budget bill.
Lawmakers have until the current legislative session ends next Wednesday to work out a solution.
Metro-North’s new president told New Haven line commuters to expect a smoother morning commute when new train schedules are released next month.
In a letter to Metro-North president Joseph Giulietti, Gov. Malloy wrote: “I expect that the new schedule will reflect your commitment to deliver a comprehensive program of safe, reliable and fast service in Connecticut.”
The improvements include finishing up replacement of the overhead wires on the Metro-North New Haven line in the Bridgeport area.
With Gov. Malloy’s announcement Monday, Connecticut became the first state to outline a cybersecurity plan in conjunction with the utilities.
A spokeswoman for parade organizers said excitement over this year’s championships and ideal weather conditions forecast for Sunday are expected to boost attendance.
Beshear bet a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the 8-seed University of Kentucky Wildcats will win; Malloy is wagering Connecticut wine, beer and chocolate on a Huskies victory.
The Democrat made the announcement Friday following a meeting of the State Bond Commission. Malloy previously said he would unveil his decision after the legislative session adjourns in May.
The state legislature passed the measure on Wednesday. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said he supports people having a document that spells out their final wishes, but he’s “a little uneasy” when it comes to enacting state policy that calls for “proactive actions to end life.”
Microgrids are a means of providing power when storms knock out electricity to entire communities. Microgrids are fueled by natural gas and will provide hubs of power where they’re built.
Standing at the center of a packed gymnasium at at Central Connecticut State University, Obama said raising hourly wages to $10.10 would pull millions of Americans out of poverty.