dannel malloy http://wamc.org en Governors Erupt In Partisan Dispute At White House http://wamc.org/post/governors-erupt-partisan-dispute-white-house <p>Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.</p><p>Leaders of the <a href="http://www.nga.org/cms/home.html" target="_blank">National Governors Association</a> appeared Monday before the media claiming harmony and wide agreement, but immediately broke into a partisan dispute.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:46:43 +0000 Jim Levulis 84549 at http://wamc.org Governors Erupt In Partisan Dispute At White House New England Braces For Storm http://wamc.org/post/new-england-braces-storm <p>Residents across New England are bracing themselves for the first winter storm of the new year.</p><p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is urging residents to stay off the roads. Malloy says he also is asking motorists to give themselves extra time during the Thursday and Friday commutes.</p><p>The state is expecting up to a foot of snow in some spots, beginning late Thursday night.</p><p>The mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., has already declared a state of emergency imposing special parking regulations so crews can plow.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:02:50 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81038 at http://wamc.org Governor's Nephew Arrested At CT Jewish Academy http://wamc.org/post/governors-nephew-arrested-ct-jewish-academy <p>STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nephew of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been arrested on charges of trespassing at a Jewish academy in Stamford.</p><p><em>The Stamford Advocate</em> reports that police say Kerry Malloy and his girlfriend Courtney Wilson of Stamford were each charged with criminal trespassing, breach of peace and conspiracy after they returned to the Yeshiva Bais Binyomin on Monday after being escorted out earlier.</p><p>A phone listed for Malloy was not answered Wednesday and a listing could not be found for Wilson. It was not known if they are represented by lawyers.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:39:09 +0000 Jim Levulis 80615 at http://wamc.org Governor's Nephew Arrested At CT Jewish Academy Conn. Opens 1st US Stores To Aid Insurance Signups http://wamc.org/post/conn-opens-1st-us-stores-aid-insurance-signups <p>Connecticut is opening the nation's first insurance stores as part of an effort to fight the perception there are problems with its insurance marketplace that's separate from the flawed federal website.</p><p>State officials hailed the brightly lit storefront, modeled after Apple's stores, as another sign that the rollout of the health care overhaul in Connecticut has been a success. Connecticut is one of 14 states plus the District of Columbia that created their own insurance marketplaces.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:20:34 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77337 at http://wamc.org Conn. Opens 1st US Stores To Aid Insurance Signups Malloy: Conn. Working On Shutdown Contingency Plan http://wamc.org/post/malloy-conn-working-shutdown-contingency-plan <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says his administration is working on a plan to help fund some programs in Connecticut affected by the partial federal government shutdown.</p><p>The Democrat said Tuesday the contingency plan will be released in the &quot;coming days,&quot; but warned that the state does not have an unlimited amount to spend.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:11:05 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75656 at http://wamc.org Malloy: Conn. Working On Shutdown Contingency Plan Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK http://wamc.org/post/governor-asks-conn-ring-bells-honor-mlk <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is asking residents and organizations to ring bells to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech.</p><p>The bell-ringing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.</p><p>Malloy said the civil rights leader's "message of freedom, equality and liberty resonates as strongly today as it did 50 years ago."</p><p>King's family has invited every state to participate in the day of remembrance by ringing bells in unison at churches, schools and other venues.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:59:31 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72362 at http://wamc.org Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK Conn. Education Test Scores Show Mixed Results http://wamc.org/post/conn-education-test-scores-show-mixed-results <p>Results from statewide student tests conducted in 2013 are mixed, with data showing Connecticut's achievement gap between wealthy and poor communities widening in some cases while narrowing in others.</p><p>But Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said Tuesday there are signs that some of the public education initiatives spearheaded two years ago by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are working. He pointed to improvements in student performance at four historically low-performing schools that are now part of the so-called "Commissioner's Network" and receive additional support.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:44:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71393 at http://wamc.org Conn. Education Test Scores Show Mixed Results Democrat Petitions Way Into Danbury Mayor's Race http://wamc.org/post/democrat-petitions-way-danbury-mayors-race <div><p>Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton, one of the most prominent Republicans in Connecticut, has a challenger in his re-election bid this November.</p><p>Danbury resident Paul McAllister, a Democrat, has collected enough signatures to challenge the mayor.</p><p>The News-Times reports that the city's town clerk says McAllister needed 539 signatures to enter the mayoral race. He collected 552.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:36:55 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70998 at http://wamc.org Democrat Petitions Way Into Danbury Mayor's Race Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker To Visit Albany And Wallingford http://wamc.org/post/commerce-secretary-penny-pritzker-visit-albany-and-wallingford <p>U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is visiting New York and Connecticut today.</p><p>Pritzker will visit Albany, New York and Wallingford, Connecticut on the second leg of her nationwide listening tour.&nbsp;She’s traveling across the country to meet with businesses and thought leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and Department of Commerce employees.</p><p>While in Albany, Pritzker will visit SEMATECH and the State University of New York’s (SUNY) College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:31:42 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70307 at http://wamc.org Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker To Visit Albany And Wallingford Gun Industry Group Sues Conn. Over Gun Law http://wamc.org/post/gun-industry-group-sues-conn-over-gun-law <p>Connecticut's new gun law is being challenged again in court, with a national industry group claiming the legislation was passed illegally without proper public input or adequate review by state legislators.</p><p>The National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court against Gov. Dannel Malloy and other top state officials. The organization wants a judge to strike down the law as invalid.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:14:38 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68758 at http://wamc.org Gun Industry Group Sues Conn. Over Gun Law