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Gov. Malloy Says it’s Time to Stop Forcing Certain Small Business Owners to Sell their Products at Artificially High Prices Required by the Government
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has submitted a legislative proposal to the Connecticut General Assembly that will update an antiquated state law that currently forces the owners of certain retail stores to sell their products at artificial prices set by liquor wholesalers, resulting in unnecessarily high prices for consumers.
Gov. Malloy Proclaims Sunday as Japanese-Americans Day of Remembrance
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed a proclamation designating Sunday, February 19, 2017 as Japanese-Americans Day of Remembrance in the State of Connecticut. The recognition honors the victims of Japanese internment camps, which were created exactly 75 years ago this Sunday and resulted in the forcible removal and incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry living in the western coast of the United States during World War II.
Gov. Malloy Proposes Creating State Loan Program to Support Northeastern Connecticut Homeowners Confronting Crumbling Foundations
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has submitted a legislative proposal to the Connecticut General Assembly aimed at helping homeowners in northeastern Connecticut who are facing ongoing problems due to the deterioration of the concrete foundations of their homes by creating a state program that will assist those who would otherwise have difficulty getting a loan to repair their properties.
Gov. Malloy & Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on U.S. Senate Vote to Repeal Federal Rule Preventing People with Mental Health Illnesses from Purchasing Guns
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding a vote in the U.S. Senate today to repeal a federal regulation adopted by the Obama Administration in the aftermath of the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School that prevents people with severe mental health illnesses from purchasing firearms. The legislation repealing the regulation passed the Senate by a vote of 57-43 and was approved in the House earlier this month by a vote of 235-185. It now goes to the White House for the president’s signature.
Gov. Malloy Announces Dramatic Increase in Unused Prescription Drugs Collected at Drop Boxes During 2016
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut saw a dramatic increase in the amount of unused prescription medications that residents dropped off at collection boxes during 2016, with the state collecting a total of 33,803 pounds worth of various medications throughout the year. That amounts to a 43 percent increase compared to the amount that residents dropped off in 2015, when 23,651 pounds of unused drugs were collected by the state.
Gov. Malloy Announces $6.9 Million in Funding to Remediate and Revitalize Brownfields in 14 Towns Across Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $6.9 million in state grants will be awarded to 14 towns and cities to assess, remediate, and revitalize brownfields across the state. The projects comprise 424 acres of redevelopment as part of the administration’s ongoing, unprecedented efforts to restore and put blighted properties back into productive use.
Gov. Malloy Highlights Connecticut’s Ranking as the Top State in the Country on Mental Health Wellness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today highlighted the release of a report by one of the nation’s leading community-based nonprofits dedicated to the needs of those living with mental illness, which ranked Connecticut as the top state in the country on mental health wellness issues.
Gov. Malloy Announces Nine Towns Awarded Funding to Create 146 New Preschool Slots
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that nearly $1.6 million in state funding is being awarded to nine communities across Connecticut that will expand the availability of high-quality preschool to 146 additional children.
Gov. Malloy Provides Winter Storm Update
Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued the following update on today’s winter storm. Presently the Governor has not activated the Emergency Operations Center, however the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection's Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security continues to monitor the storm and the Governor’s office, state agencies, and municipalities remain in continuous communication.
Gov. Malloy's Budget Plan Includes $3.8 Million for Intellectual Disability Partnership Initiative
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his Fiscal Year 2018/2019 biennium budget proposal released earlier this week includes $3.8 million in funding to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to support the Intellectual Disability (ID) Partnership Initiative, in addition to $1.0 million in bond funding for capital improvements.
Gov. Malloy Statement on Ruling by Ninth Circuit Court on Travel Ban
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the ruling released this evening by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against reinstating President Trump's travel ban.
Gov. Malloy Introduces Budget Proposal Focused on Making State Economy More Predictable and More Sustainable
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today submitted his Fiscal Year 2018/2019 biennial budget proposal to the state legislature that was designed to encourage fiscal stability and predictability for Connecticut residents and businesses while building on the progress made in recent years to reduce spending, bolster our economy, and grow jobs.
Gov. Malloy: Nonessential State Employees Should Not Report to Work on Thursday, February 9, Due to Snow
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking nonessential first and second-shift state employees to stay home on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in advance of the coming winter storm.
Gov. Malloy Announces Bridgeport Train Station Renovations and Upgrades Complete
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker today announced that a $10 million renovation and upgrade project at the Bridgeport railroad station has been completed and the new amenities, which were designed to provide commuters with enhanced services, are now in use, including real-time electronic signage of arrivals and departures, extended canopies, better lighting, and a resurfaced platform.
Gov. Malloy’s Proposed Budget Provides a Fairer Distribution of Education Aid, Allocates Additional $10 Million for Special Education
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state budget proposal he will release later this week includes a bold, forward-thinking plan to address disparities in funding the state’s education system, stressing that waiting for further judicial action on the matter will only result in wasted time and wasted opportunity on behalf of students in Connecticut.