The negotiated bipartisan legislation came after days of closed-door talks and speculation about whether an agreement could be reached before the Wednesday’s midnight adjournment.
Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba said Thursday the Democratic governor wrote a personal check to reimburse the magazine “to remove a needless distraction when there are far more important public policy issues to deal with.”
The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.
Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.
With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.
Gov. Malloy began the early release program to lower the prison population and reduce costs. Critics said the program needs better supervision and should only be open to non-violent offenders.
A defiant and emotional Donovan strongly denied that he had any knowledge of money trading hands in exchange for legislation as alleged by federal authorities who arrested the one-time finance director of his congressional campaign.
Gov. Dan Malloy urges lawmakers to join him in building a full-scale economic revival in Connecticut and the governor wants legislative approval of more than $300 million in spending to achieve it. Sen. John McKinney doesn’t believe the state is in the position to do that.
As Connecticut lawmakers ponder whether to legalize online gambling in the state, an expert testifying before a state committee says online betting is accessible to gamblers right now.
Gov. Dan Malloy believes a recent Justice Department legal opinion opens the door for online gambling in every state. Republican leader John McKinney is not on board.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he and legislative leaders agree on 90 percent of the details of a bill that’s supposed to help grow jobs in the long- and short-term.
On Tuesday, many non-union Connecticut state workers will be paid bonuses – just because of how long they’ve been employed.
Many non-union state workers in Connecticut with a long history on the job are eagerly anticipating their October bonuses from the administration of Gov. Dan Malloy.
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.
The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
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