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Press Releases

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  • 5/31/2018 Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation Banning Bump Stocks and Other Rate of Fire Enhancements

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law legislation that bans bump stocks and other enhancements that increase the rate of fire for semiautomatic weapons, including trigger cranks, binary trigger systems, and other modifications. The Governor proposed the ban earlier this year.

  • 5/31/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Magnetic Technologies to Relocate to Connecticut from Massachusetts

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Magnetic Technologies Ltd., an advanced manufacturer of high-quality, magnetic brakes for the wire and cable industry, is relocating to Putnam, Connecticut, where the company will build its new headquarters. The $5.26 million project will create 40 jobs over the next five years.

  • 5/31/2018 Gov. Malloy Reminds Residents That Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state emergency management and insurance officials are reminding Connecticut residents that as the first day of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1, it is always important to have preparations in place should any severe weather potentially impact the state. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the principal threat period for Connecticut occurring from mid-August to mid-October.

  • 5/30/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces $7.5 Million to Fund Clean Air Projects from Volkswagen Settlement

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $7.5 million dollars from the national legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund clean air projects. Administered through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), eligible projects must reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions across the state and meet other program requirements.

  • 5/30/2018 Governor and Mrs. Malloy Host Criminal Justice Community at First-in-the-Nation Conference Inside a Maximum Security Prison

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy today hosted Connecticut’s criminal justice community at a conference inside of the Cheshire Correctional Institution that was designed to build upon recent efforts in the state to reform the criminal justice system in order to reduce crime and end the cycle of mass incarceration. Attended by about 150 frontline officials – including judges, prosecutors, victim advocates, corrections officers, legislators, incarcerated individuals, educational leaders, and others – this was the first time in the nation that a conference of this kind was held within the walls of a maximum security prison, giving attendees an opportunity to view such a facility from the inside while discussing the impact that the policies they implement have on the very people who serve time in these kinds of institutions.

  • 5/29/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Major Investment to Revitalize New London State Pier

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state will make a $15 million investment as a first step toward revitalizing the Connecticut State Pier in New London for potential use in the deployment of equipment and workers for the seven offshore wind projects currently planned in the northeast. The funding, which is subject to approval from the State Bond Commission on June 1, will include demolition of selected structures, site improvements, storm water treatment and drainage improvements, upgrades to increase laydown capabilities, construction of a heavy lift pad, improvements to load bearing capacity, and replacement of mooring dolphins.

  • 5/29/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Restoration of Agricultural Sustainability Account Funding for Connecticut’s Dairy Farmers

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that through his administrative authority, he has fully restored funding to the state’s Agriculture Sustainability Account by reversing a $1.4 million cut to Connecticut’s dairy farmers that was made in the October 2017 bipartisan, biennial state budget. While the budget adjustment legislation that was signed into law earlier this month partially restored some of the funding beginning in fiscal year 2019, the cut still remained for fiscal year 2018. By making reductions in other areas, the Governor has been able to restore funding for 2018, fully reversing the scheduled cuts.

  • 5/25/2018 Gov. Malloy Directs Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Monday in Observation of Memorial Day

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2018 from sunrise until noon in observation of Memorial Day. As is customary for the holiday, flags are lowered throughout the morning and then raised to full-staff at noon. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.

  • 5/25/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Media Companies ITV America and Wheelhouse Entertainment Establishing Operations in Connecticut, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that award-winning entertainment production group ITV America – the largest independent producer of non-scripted entertainment content in the United States – will be relocating a significant portion of its business operations to Stamford. Additionally, newly launched Wheelhouse Entertainment – founded by entrepreneur and media magnate Brent Montgomery – also will be using Stamford as one of its bases of operations. Combined, the two entertainment companies plan to create approximately 450 jobs in Stamford across areas of finance and operations, production, and post-production, and more.

  • 5/25/2018 Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Program in Connecticut Helping Veterans Seek Careers as Teachers

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) – a component of the U.S. Department of Defense – has awarded the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) a $1.1 million federal grant to initiate and administer the Troops for Teachers program in Connecticut.

  • 5/25/2018 Gov. Malloy: Federal Grant Will Aid New England States in Creating Coalition to Collaborate on Defense-Related Business

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have received a joint grant of $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to create an organization that will be known as the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration.

  • 5/24/2018 Gov. Malloy: PricewaterhouseCoopers Plans Significant Connecticut Expansion That Will Create 400 New Jobs

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), the U.S. firm in one of the largest professional services networks in the world, is planning a major expansion project in Connecticut that will see the creation of up to 400 new jobs in the state over the next five years. The company plans to spend $20 million on the expansion, which includes establishing Stamford as the headquarters for its Insourced Solutions for Tax (IST) division.

  • 5/24/2018 Gov. Malloy Kicks off 2018 Connecticut State Parks Season, Highlights Recreational Opportunities Across State

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today kicked off the beginning on the state parks season in Connecticut. As a result of the recently launched Passport to Parks program, this is the first summertime season that vehicles registered in Connecticut will be provided free entry into all of Connecticut’s state parks.

  • 5/23/2018 Gov. Malloy Applauds Continued Job Growth at UTC

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement regarding the announcement made today that the United Technology Corporation (UTC) plans to create 35,000 new jobs, including 2,000 at their Connecticut facilities.

  • 5/22/2018 Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation on Pay Discrimination

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has a signed into law legislation that will strengthen Connecticut’s ongoing efforts to secure equal pay for equal work for women in the workplace and help prevent unintended wage discrimination. Proposed by the Governor in his State of the State address earlier this year, the new law prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history during the job interview process.