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Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of the Hartford Line, Providing Frequent Rail Service in the Central Connecticut Corridor
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined dozens of federal, state, and local officials, and Connecticut commuters to officially launch the CTrail Hartford Line for service. The passenger rail line, which has multiple stations in Central Connecticut along the I-91 corridor connecting New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield, is the first passenger rail line to open for service in Connecticut since 1990.
Gov. Malloy Statement on May Jobs Report
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the May 2018 labor situation report, which was released earlier this morning.
Gov. Malloy Signs Order Implementing the State Water Plan
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed an executive order directing the state’s Water Planning Council (WPC) to immediately implement the State Water Plan that was submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly in January 2018. The plan, which was ordered by the General Assembly through Public Act 14-163, was developed by the WPC to balance the needs of public water supply, economic development, recreation, and ecological health. It was completed through an exhaustive and transparent process that included an extended period of public comment from all stakeholders. The plan required legislative review and approval, but the legislative session ended without action from the General Assembly.
Gov. Malloy and AG Jepsen Announce Connecticut Wins Smog Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that the State of Connecticut and the State of New York won their joint lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, over the agency’s failure to adequately control ozone pollution from other states that negatively impacts air quality in the two downwind states.
Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Return to Full-Staff on Tuesday Evening
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that U.S. and state flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Flags have been flying at half-staff across the state in honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Walter Greene, who passed away in the line of duty following a courageous battle with cancer as the result of his response and service in support of New York City in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Gov. Malloy: State Receives Partial Federal Approval of Hospital Proposal
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved part of Connecticut’s hospital plan. Specifically, CMS approved the administration’s request for a waiver of the federal broad-based requirements related to the hospital user fees, which represents one portion of the overall hospital legislation adopted late last year that made revisions to the biennial budget (Public Act 17-4, June Special Session).
Gov. Malloy and Dept. of Transportation Mark Opening of the West River Bridge on I-95 Between New Haven and West Haven
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker today held a ceremony near the West River Bridge on I-95 to mark the opening of the newly replaced bridge, which carries I-95 over West River between New Haven and West Haven. The northbound lanes opened to traffic earlier this week, while the southbound side opened to traffic on May 23.
Gov. Malloy Announces Opening of DMV Express Center in Milford
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that beginning this Thursday, June 7, 2018, a new, state-of-the-art DMV Express Center will open at the Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union at 977 Boston Post Road in Milford. The location will offer customers the ability to renew driver’s licenses and ID cards while utilizing services designed to help streamline the transactions, including the ability to offer appointments, provide service tickets stamped with same-day times, offer self-service information kiosks, and provide text and email messages for customer convenience.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Robert F. Kennedy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy.
Gov. Malloy Encourages Residents to Explore the State’s Tourist Attractions During Connecticut Open House Day This Saturday
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is encouraging residents and visitors to take advantage of the special discounts and unique promotions that will be offered at over 240 tourist destinations across Connecticut this Saturday, June 9, 2018 as part of the state’s 14th annual Connecticut Open House Day. Coordinated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, the one-day event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse mix of history, art, culture, and excitement. Residents can look forward to free admission at over 85 attractions, free tours at over 25 properties, and special offers and giveaways at over 100 businesses.
Gov. Malloy: Military Personnel and Their Families Receive Free Admission to Over 50 Connecticut Museums This Summer
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that over 50 museums in Connecticut are offering free admission this summer to active duty members of the military and their families as part of the ninth annual Blue Star Museums Program. Available between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the program is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Gov. Malloy, State and Local Leaders Announce Significant Improvements to Marina in New London That Will Help Boost Tourism in the Region
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, along with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney, New London Mayor Michael Passero and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today celebrated completion of a project that provides transient dockage for larger recreational vessels at Thamesport Marina in New London. The project, which used a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, is intended to encourage people to enjoy boating on the state’s waterways while stimulating tourism and economic development.
Gov. Malloy Announces Plans to Appoint Scott Jackson as Commissioner of Revenue Services, Kurt Westby as Commissioner of Labor
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he will appoint Scott Jackson, who is currently the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL), to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services (DRS). With Jackson’s departure from CTDOL, Governor Malloy will appoint the agency’s Deputy Commissioner, Kurt Westby, to serve as its Commissioner.
Gov. Malloy Announces Companies to Create Nearly 4,000 Jobs and Retain Over 15,000 Jobs Statewide
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced following today’s state Bond Commission meeting that 16 companies have been approved for $80.7 million in assistance to relocate, expand, and create new jobs throughout the state. In total, the companies are expected to retain 15,003 jobs and create 3,876 jobs.
Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Walter Greene
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately in honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Walter Greene, who passed away today in the line of duty following a courageous battle with cancer as the result of his response and service in support of New York City in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.