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Gov. Malloy Submits Request for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in Response to September’s Severe Rain and Flooding
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has submitted a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a presidential major disaster declaration resulting from the severe rainstorms and flooding that occurred in Connecticut on September 25 and 26. As required by FEMA, the request follows several weeks of data collection across the state by state and local officials to calculate damages and determine whether the federal qualifications have been met.
Gov. Malloy Activates State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol from Wednesday Afternoon Through Friday Morning
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that in anticipation of temperatures over the next couple of days that are forecast to be bitter cold with negative wind chill factors at times, he is activating the State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol beginning on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 21, 2018 and remaining in effect through Friday morning. This is the first time this season that the protocol has been enacted.
Gov. Malloy Announces $22 Million to Develop over 700 Affordable Housing Units in Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein today announced that nearly $22 million is being awarded to support the development of affordable housing in Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury as part of the latest round of funding under the state’s Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) program. The awards will create, rehabilitate, or preserve 702 units of housing and greatly expand access to mixed-income, multifamily units across the state while building on the state’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
Gov. Malloy Announces $6.5 Million to Provide Housing Opportunities for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein today announced the release of over $6.5 million in federal grants that the State of Connecticut will use toward reaching its goal of ending youth homelessness. The grants were allocated as part of a competitive process through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). To date, Connecticut has been awarded the largest grant of any jurisdiction in the country.
Gov. Malloy Statement on October Employment Report
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the October Labor Situation report, which shows an increase of 1,500 net jobs for the month. In total, private sector jobs are up 25,700 jobs over the year from October 2017 to October 2018. This represents the 99th consecutive month where monthly private sector job numbers exceeded the numbers in the same month in the previous year.
Gov. Malloy Announces Release of $12.2 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds to Support Clean Air Projects in Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $12.2 million dollars from the legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund ten clean air projects in the state. Administered through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Connecticut is one of the first states in the nation to make these funds available for a variety of diesel mitigation projects. The ten projects announced today are part of the first funding cycle under the distribution of the state’s VW settlement funding.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Celebrate the Ten-Year Anniversary of Same-Sex Marriage in Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Connecticut and inviting state residents to commemorate the important equal rights milestone. Connecticut became the second state in the nation to grant marriage licenses to couples of the same gender beginning November 12, 2008.
Gov. Malloy: State Will Illuminate the ‘Q Bridge’ in Red, White, and Blue This Weekend in Honor of Veterans Day
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the “Q Bridge” – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day.
Gov. Malloy Encourages Veterans to Apply for Troops to Teachers Program
In observation of Veterans Day, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding school districts, veterans and their families, and all residents about Connecticut’s Troops to Teachers program, and encouraging service members and veterans to apply. Troops to Teachers is an initiative that provides service members who are transitioning into civilian life and veterans who have already left service with the training necessary to seek careers as school teachers in K-12 schools. The program, which also helps participants find employment as a teacher once the training is complete, helps reduce veteran unemployment while also providing students with exceptional role models in the classroom.
Gov. Malloy: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, California
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the country in honor of the victims of the mass shooting late last night in Thousand Oaks, California – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on the Expansion of the Democratic Majority in the General Assembly
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding the expansion of the Democratic majority in both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Congratulate Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz on Gubernatorial Victory
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements congratulating Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz on their victory in the election for Governor and Lt. Governor of the State of Connecticut.
Gov. Malloy Applauds Approval of Constitutional Amendment Creating a Transportation Lockbox
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement applauding Connecticut voters for approving a constitutional amendment during today’s election that will guarantee that funding set aside for transportation is used for exclusively for transportation projects.
Gov. Malloy: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue
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 the victims of the mass shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Mass Shooting at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.