connecticut http://wamc.org en Conn. Rebuts Feds On State Road Conditions http://wamc.org/post/conn-rebuts-feds-state-road-conditions <p><strong>&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p><p></p><p>Connecticut transportation officials are disputing a White House report that says Connecticut's public works are in dire condition. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:15:52 +0000 Jim Levulis 95285 at http://wamc.org Conn. Rebuts Feds On State Road Conditions Connecticut Managers To Get 3 Percent Pay Raises http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-managers-get-3-percent-pay-raises <p>About 2,000 state managers in Connecticut are set to receive 3 percent pay raises.</p><p>State government agencies were notified Friday several classes of state managers will receive the salary hikes, effective July 1. The managers will also receive increases in January earned under the state's Performance Assessment and Recognition System. Those are expected to average 3 percent.</p><p>Funding for the increases was included in the new state budget that takes effect on July 1. They are expected to cost the state about $10 million.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 93672 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Managers To Get 3 Percent Pay Raises Conn. Could Be First To Track Stun Gun Use http://wamc.org/post/conn-could-be-first-track-stun-gun-use <p>A bill on <a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Governor Dannel Malloy</a>'s desk would make Connecticut the first state to require police departments to record and track the use of stun guns.</p><p>The legislature passed the bill, which also requires departments to adopt stun-gun policies, during the final hours of this year's General Assembly.</p><p>It followed the death in April of 22-year-old Jose Maldonado of Manchester, who was shocked by East Hartford police after they say he became combative while being booked on an assault charge.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 00:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 91578 at http://wamc.org Conn. Could Be First To Track Stun Gun Use Connecticut Law Removes 'Vicious' Tag From Horses http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-law-removes-vicious-tag-horses <p>A new Connecticut law clarifies that horses are not inherently vicious, refuting two court decisions involving a horse in Milford that bit a child.</p><p>The state Senate approved the legislation 35-0 Tuesday. The House of Representatives backed the bill unanimously in April and <a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Gov. Dannel P. Malloy </a>says he will sign it into law.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:21:56 +0000 Jim Levulis 89829 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Law Removes 'Vicious' Tag From Horses Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Budget Deal http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-lawmakers-pass-budget-deal <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Connecticut lawmakers have passed an approximately $19 billion budget crafted by the Democrats.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Senate approved the deal on a 21-15 vote early Sunday morning. About an hour earlier, the House had approved the same agreement. The budget bill now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is expected to sign it into law.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 04 May 2014 13:11:01 +0000 Associated Press 89655 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Budget Deal Conn. Law Would Ban 'Vicious' Label On Horses http://wamc.org/post/conn-law-would-ban-vicious-label-horses <p><a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy</a> is proposing legislation clarifying that domesticated horses cannot be considered vicious.</p><p>The state Appellate Court overturned a lower court ruling two years ago, saying the owner of a farm where a horse named Scuppy bit a child demonstrated that the horse belongs to "a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious." The Connecticut Supreme Court heard an appeal in September.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 83668 at http://wamc.org Conn. Law Would Ban 'Vicious' Label On Horses CT Veterans Memorial Delayed Over Rising Costs http://wamc.org/post/ct-veterans-memorial-delayed-over-rising-costs <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Construction on a delayed veterans memorial at a park outside the Hartford Armory has yet to begin despite hopes expressed by <a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Governor Dannel Malloy</a> and other state officials it would be complete by Veterans Day.</p><p>The project will instead be scaled back and the state will solicit bids again for construction.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:36:56 +0000 Jim Levulis 77549 at http://wamc.org CT Veterans Memorial Delayed Over Rising Costs CT Senators Think State Can Recoup Shutdown Losses http://wamc.org/post/ct-senators-think-state-can-recoup-shutdown-losses <p>Connecticut's U.S. Senators they believe much of the money lost to the state during the 16-day federal government shutdown can be recouped.</p><p>Democrats <a href="http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Richard Blumenthal</a> and <a href="http://www.murphy.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Chris Murphy</a> say the state lost about $14.8 million in salary and benefits and about 1,000 jobs that were not created during the shutdown.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:06:21 +0000 Jim Levulis 75897 at http://wamc.org CT Senators Think State Can Recoup Shutdown Losses Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council and Work http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-connecticut-humanities-council-and-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on the RT, entitled – Ides Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</span></p><p>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.cthumanities.org/ctatwork">Connecticut at Work</a>. The yearlong programming initiative explore a changing workplace, changing culture of work, changing workforce.</p><p>Stuart Parnes – Executive Director of The Connecticut Humanities Council joins us this morning.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69052 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council and Work Connecticut Authorities Recover Body Of Missing Photographer http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-authorities-recover-body-missing-photographer <div style="direction:ltr; font-family:Tahoma; color:#000000; font-size:10pt"><p></p><p><span style="font-size:9.0pt">Authorities have recovered a body from a lake near where a commercial photographer was reported missing last week. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:9.0pt; color:red">Connecticut's</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt"> Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the body was pulled Tuesday from Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater after a homeowner spotted it from a dock. The body was transferred to the chief medical examiner for identification.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 67338 at http://wamc.org