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Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Go CT Card, Creating Greater Ease for Bus Transit Riders
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker today announced the launch of a new “tap and go” fare card that will provide increased convenience and ease for public transit commuters who ride the state’s bus system by allowing them to place funds into an account connected to the card, and then simply tapping the card on the fare box each time when boarding. Riders who use the card will automatically receive any discounts that are available, providing them with the lowest possible fare without any guesswork.
Gov. Malloy Announces Completion of New Train Station in Berlin Serving the Hartford Line
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker and other state and local officials to commemorate the grand opening of the new CTrail Hartford Line station in Berlin. Located at 51 Depot Road, the station provides service to Hartford Line and Amtrak trains.
Gov. Malloy: Connecticut State Police Have Saved Nearly 300 Lives Since Inception of Program That Equips Troopers With Overdose Reversing Medication
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut State Police have successfully saved the lives of 268 people since the inception of a new program that began on October 20, 2014 and provides state troopers with the training and equipment needed to administer Naloxone Hydrochloride, commonly known as Narcan, which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses.
Gov. Malloy Statement on Monthly Jobs Report
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today issued the following statement following the release of the September 2018 Labor Situation report. Although preliminary numbers for September show a total loss of 500 jobs for that month, the August numbers were revised upwards from 1,100 jobs to a total gain of 3,300 jobs. In total, private sector jobs are up 23,400 jobs over the year from September 2017 to September 2018. This represents the 98th consecutive month where monthly private sector job numbers exceeded the numbers in the same month in the previous year.
Gov. Malloy Statement on State Insurance Department Approval of CVS-Aetna Merger
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding today’s approval by the Connecticut Insurance Department of the merger between CVS Health Corporation and Aetna.
Gov. Malloy Announces Bridgeport Educator Named 2019 Connecticut Teacher of the Year
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that Mrs. Sheena Graham, a performing arts and choir teacher at Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been selected as Connecticut’s 2019 Teacher of the Year – the state’s highest recognition in honoring extraordinary teachers. State and local officials surprised Mrs. Graham at her school this morning to deliver the good news in person.
Gov. Malloy: Federal Government Approves Request for SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance to Homeowners, Businesses and Nonprofits Affected by May Tornadoes and Severe Storms
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his request for disaster assistance resulting from the May 15 tornadoes and severe storms that impacted portions of Connecticut. The declaration means that homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits in New Haven County and the contiguous counties of Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex will be eligible to receive loans from the SBA to help with the costs of both physical and economic damages.
Gov. Malloy Statement on Bradley International Airport Being Ranked Among the Top Three Airports in the Country
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the announcement that Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world’s leading travel magazines, has ranked Bradley International Airport as the third best airport in the United States in its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, citing its growing availability of flight choices and improved accommodations.
Gov. Malloy: State Seeks Proposals for Mobile Manufacturing Training Labs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the Department Economic and Community Development (DECD), in collaboration with the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund (MIF) Advisory Board has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create a mobile manufacturing training lab program for the State of Connecticut. The goal is to provide incumbent workers with the skills to succeed in manufacturing jobs and to increase and sustain the engagement of Connecticut’s young people in the state’s manufacturing talent pipeline.
Gov. Malloy: Federal Government Says Connecticut Is Among Best in Nation for Efficient Enrollment in Food Aid Program, Gives $2.4 Million in Bonus Awards to State
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded nearly $2.4 million in performance bonuses to the State of Connecticut for being among the top states for enrolling eligible households in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The federal bonus awards recognize Connecticut for timely processing of nearly 98 percent of applications in a service that requires complex eligibility screening, and for bringing food aid to over 92 percent of the eligible population.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Final Vote Confirming the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements in response to the final vote in the U.S. Senate today confirming the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Half-Staff Sunday in Recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, an annual observance honoring the sacrifices of fallen firefighters throughout the country.
Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Half-Staff Monday in Honor of World War II Sailor From Bridgeport
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, October 8, 2018 in honor of U.S. Navy Water Tender 1st Class Stephen Pepe of Bridgeport, who was killed in action in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and whose remains were recently identified and returned to his family. A burial with full military honors is being held Monday in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Gov. Malloy Statement on Kavanaugh Vote
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in response to the United States Senate’s procedural vote to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Gov. Malloy Announces Partnership Between State and Sandy Hook Promise to Protect Connecticut Students With Lifesaving Violence Protection Programs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) to help train students, educators, and school administrators how to identify, assess, intervene, and get help for those exhibiting at-risk behaviors through its Start With Hello, Say Something, and SOS Signs of Suicide programs. Through the federal STOP School Violence Act, Connecticut is receiving $500,000 to operate the programs, which will allow SHP and DEMHS to train over 116,000 students across the state.