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Press Releases

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  • 5/1/2018 Gov. Malloy Sets June 4 Special Election for State House Seat in Hartford

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a special election to fill a vacancy in the 4th Assembly District of the Connecticut House of Representatives, which consists of portions of the City of Hartford, will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018.

  • 5/1/2018 Gov. Malloy Hails Senate Approval of Legislation Providing for the Fair Treatment of Incarcerated Women

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is applauding the Connecticut State Senate for voting 36-0 tonight in favor of legislation he introduced that will strengthen Connecticut’s efforts to bring fairness and dignity to incarcerated women.

  • 5/1/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Applaud House Passage of Legislation Banning Bump Stocks

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are applauding the Connecticut House of Representatives for voting tonight to approve legislation that will ban enhancements that increase the rate of fire for semiautomatic weapons, including items such as bump stocks, trigger cranks, binary trigger systems, and other modifications. The legislation was adopted by a vote of 114-35.

  • 5/1/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Historic Long-Term Partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced an historic partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) that will help the company grow their workforce by nearly 1,900 bringing it to more than 13,000 by 2034, allow for capital investments of greater than $800 million in the state over the next 17 years, and more than double their spending on in-state suppliers, which are located in 102 Connecticut cities and towns. Connecticut’s investment will allow EB to maintain its position as the highest-quality provider of submarines to the U.S. Navy, thus capturing additional overhaul and repair work while continuing the delivery of the Virginia Class Submarines.

  • 4/30/2018 Gov. Malloy Breaks Ground on Groton Water Treatment Renovations, Calls for Passage of State Water Plan

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino, federal and local officials, and representatives of Groton Utilities, today broke ground on a $54 million comprehensive rehabilitation of an 80-year-old water treatment plant that provides drinking water supply to 45,000 people along with commercial and industrial customers in southeastern Connecticut, including General Dynamics Electric Boat and Pfizer’s global research headquarters. The project, which is expected to take three years, is funded entirely through Connecticut’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, including a state grant of $15 million and low-interest loans of $39 million.

  • 4/30/2018 Gov. Malloy Statement on Consensus Revenue Estimates

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the consensus revenue estimates that were released earlier today by the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis. The estimates show that revenues are up and could drive the Rainy Day Fund over $1.5 billion on June 30.

  • 4/27/2018 Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation Permitting Access to Financial Aid for Connecticut Dreamers

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law legislation allowing undocumented students who attend Connecticut public colleges and universities the opportunity to qualify for the state’s system of financial aid. Previously, state law denied access to the financial aid system for these students, despite the fact that they were required to pay into it through their existing tuition.

  • 4/27/2018 Gov. Malloy Nominates Two Connecticut Residents to Fill Judicial Vacancies on the Superior Court

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is nominating two state residents to fill vacancies for judgeships on the Connecticut Superior Court. Additional retirements and other changes in recent days allow the Malloy administration to make these supplemental nominations while still maintaining the Governor’s original stated commitment to leave 21 vacancies on the Superior Court by the end of his term in January 2019. Currently, the number of Superior Court judges serving in the Judicial Branch is at its lowest point in more than a decade.

  • 4/25/2018 Gov. Malloy, Comm. Klein Slam Sec. Carson for Proposal to Triple Rent for Low-Income Families

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein released the following statements in response to reports that Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson plans to propose tripling rent for low-income individuals and families receiving housing assistance.

  • 4/25/2018 Governors Malloy, Murphy, Cuomo, Raimondo, Baker, Carney and Rosselló Announce Nation’s First Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium

    Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Delaware Governor John Carney, and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced the nation’s first Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium, a key initiative of the historic “States for Gun Safety” coalition between New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Puerto Rico.

  • 4/25/2018 Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Applaud Legislative Approval of Tuition Assistance for Immigrant Students

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman applauded the state House of Representatives for the passage today of Senate Bill 4, An Act Assisting Students Without Legal Immigration Status With The Cost Of College, in a bipartisan manner. The legislation passed the Senate with bipartisan support last week and now heads to the Governor's desk for his signature. Governor Malloy has requested immediate transmission of the bill and will sign it as soon as possible.

  • 4/24/2018 Gov. Malloy Applauds the House for Voting in Favor of Legislation Increasing Access to Affordable Housing

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is applauding members of the Connecticut General Assembly’s House of Representatives for voting this afternoon to approve legislation he introduced to ensure all of Connecticut’s towns and cities are doing their part to build affordable housing. The legislation will now head to the Senate.

  • 4/23/2018 Gov. Malloy Opens Rebuilt Fishing Pier, Calls for Legislative Action on Climate Change and Energy

    Joined by federal, state, and local officials, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today participated in a ceremony commemorating the grand opening of the rebuilt Fort Hale Park Pier in New Haven. The original pier was badly damaged in 2011 by the impact of Tropical Storm Irene and then completely destroyed in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy. The rebuilt pier, funded with a state bond grant, was designed to better withstand future severe weather events. During the event, the Governor discussed the impact of extreme weather on our state and push for legislative proposals currently pending in the General Assembly that will better prepare the state for the ongoing effects of climate change and sea level rise.

  • 4/20/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Connecticut’s Opportunity Zone Nominations

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his administration is nominating 72 opportunity zones across 27 municipalities in Connecticut. These nominations were made as part of the federal government’s recently established Opportunity Zone Program to induce long-term investments in low-income communities.

  • 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.