This is the archived website of former Governor Dannel P. Malloy. These pages are being preserved by the State of Connecticut for historical purposes.

Press Releases

Page 18 of 287

  • 4/19/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Commend the House for Approving Pay Equity Bill

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are congratulating the Connecticut House of Representatives for their overwhelming 142-4 vote this afternoon in favor of legislation that aims to prevent unintended pay discrimination in the state. Under the bill, employers will be prohibited during a hiring process from inquiring about a prospective candidate’s previous salary history until an offer of employment with compensation has been offered.

  • 4/19/2018 Gov. Malloy Celebrates Grand Opening of Hartford Line Station in Meriden, Reiterates Call to Stabilize Special Transportation Fund

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, alongside Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker and numerous federal and state officials, today held a ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new CTrail Hartford Line Meriden Station, located at 60 State Street. The station will provide service to existing Amtrak trains and future Hartford Line trains when the CTrail Hartford Line passenger rail service launches in June 2018. Importantly, it offers visitors more convenient access to the city’s new transit-oriented development (TOD) sites, located in direct proximity to the new station.

  • 4/18/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Mayborn Group has Relocated its U.S. Headquarters to Connecticut

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Mayborn Group, a global manufacturer of baby products, has relocated its U.S. headquarters from Norwood, Massachusetts to Stamford, Connecticut. The company currently employs 16 and plans to add an additional 7 workers by 2019.

  • 4/18/2018 Gov. Malloy Hails Senate Passage of Bill Expanding Access to Financial Aid for Connecticut Dreamers

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is commending the Connecticut State Senate for the bipartisan, 30-5 vote this afternoon to adopt legislation that will allow undocumented students attending Connecticut public colleges and universities the opportunity to qualify for the state’s system of financial aid, which they already pay into through their existing tuition.

  • 4/18/2018 Gov. Malloy: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the country in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018.

  • 4/17/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Applaud Committee Approval of Minimum Wage Bill

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are applauding the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee for voting tonight 27-24 to advance legislation that will raise the minimum wage in Connecticut.

  • 4/17/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Hail Committee Approval of Legislation Strengthening Workplace Harassment Laws

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are applauding the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee for voting unanimously tonight to approve legislation the Governor proposed that expands Connecticut’s existing workplace harassment laws to better address today’s challenges.

  • 4/17/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of State’s Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the launch of Connecticut’s Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program (FAVTPP) – an initiative created by legislation that the Governor signed into law last year that will help bring Connecticut to the forefront of the innovative and burgeoning autonomous vehicle industry. Under the terms of the program, towns and cities that are interested in participating and allowing the testing of fully autonomous vehicles on their roadways must submit an application to the state. Upon review, up to four municipalities will be selected for participation.

  • 4/16/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on the General Assembly’s Sexual Harassment Hearing

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding today’s Joint Committee on Legislative Management hearing to review the Connecticut General Assembly’s sexual harassment policies.

  • 4/13/2018 Gov. Malloy Nominates Fourteen Connecticut Residents to Fill Judicial Vacancies on the Superior Court

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is nominating fourteen state residents to fill vacancies for judgeships on the Connecticut Superior Court. These announcements come in addition to the eleven nominations for the court that the Governor made on Tuesday of last week, and the five he announced last Thursday.

  • 4/12/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Closure of Connecticut Juvenile Training School

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that effective today, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), a state facility for boys adjudicated as “delinquent” and committed to the Department of Children and Families (DCF), has closed. The number of youths housed at CJTS has dropped precipitously due to a declining rate of juvenile and young adult arrests, record low crime rate, the impact of the Governor’s criminal justice reforms, and the enhanced behavioral health services made available by DCF to all of Connecticut’s youth. The facility stopped taking new admissions on January 1, and the last youth left the facility today.

  • 4/11/2018 Gov. Malloy Marks 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act, Urges Legislature to Implement Fair Housing and Zoning Reform

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Housing Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, members of the state legislature, and fair housing advocates from across Connecticut today marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, a key component of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. These sweeping reforms were enacted into law seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In recognition of today’s historic anniversary, Governor Malloy proclaimed April 11, 2018, as “Fair Housing Day” in the State of Connecticut.

  • 4/10/2018 Gov. Malloy: State’s Results on National Assessment Shows Reduction in Some Achievement Gaps Since 2011

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that the State of Connecticut has been making progress in its efforts to reduce achievement gaps, according to the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – a report known as the “Nation’s Report Card” created by the National Center for Education Statistics.

  • 4/10/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Highlight Equal Pay Day, Call for Legislative Action

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today highlighted Equal Pay Day and called on the legislature to pass the Governor’s pay equity proposal, Senate Bill 15, An Act Concerning Fair and Equal Pay for Equal Work. Equal Pay Day, which falls on April 10, marks how far an average woman must work into the year in order to equal an average man’s earnings in the previous year.

  • 4/9/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Increase in Graduation Rates for Seventh Consecutive Year

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education (SDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that graduation rates in the state reached a record high of 87.9 percent in 2017, marking an increase for the seventh consecutive year. Also on the rise are the graduation rates for school districts that participate in Connecticut’s Alliance District program. The graduation rates for the Alliance Districts reached 80.5 percent in 2017, up from 71.2 percent in 2011. The Educational Reform Districts, a subset of the Alliance Districts and among the lowest performing in the state, showed a 12.1 point gain since 2011, up to 75.7 percent in 2017.