HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, buoyed by estimates of a state budget surplus, is proposing more than $104 million in new tax cuts.
The proposed cuts announced Friday are planned as part of the governor's budget for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years. They would include exempting non-prescription drugs from the state sales tax and slashing the amount of income tax retired teachers pay on their pensions.
An additional 435 schools across Connecticut are receiving state funding to improve school security in the wake of last year's deadly mass school shooting in Newtown.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that $16 million will be spent to reimburse 75 local school districts for a portion of security improvements. Back in September, the state awarded $5 million to help pay for upgrades at 169 schools in 36 districts.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration says it backs the state police commander who discussed the Newtown school shootings at a law enforcement seminar and won't punish him.
The Journal Inquirer reports that Mark Ojakian, Malloy's chief of staff, called Col. Daniel Stebbins to ask how information about what he discussed at the seminar in New Orleans was published in a column in the New York Daily News earlier this month.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the second suspicious letter in a week sent to Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office.
Andrew Doba, Malloy's spokesman, said a staff person in the governor's office in the state Capitol opened a letter containing "a green granular substance" on Monday afternoon. State Capitol Police were notified and a hazardous materials crew from the state police and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection removed the letter from Malloy's policy office on the fourth floor.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal health care overhaul law is providing both challenges and opportunities for Connecticut lawmakers as they try to reach a state budget compromise with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Malloy's two-year, $43.8 billion proposal includes millions of dollars in spending needed to comply with the federal health care law. But it also relies on millions of dollars in savings that the law generates.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor has ordered all roads closed until further notice, expanding a limited travel ban issued Friday afternoon, as officials deal with a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the state.
Governor Dan Malloy said this morning that stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow the recovery process.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is unveiling $170 million in spending reductions across state agencies, the first part of a plan to close Connecticut's current $365 million budget shortfall.
The Democrat released the list Wednesday. It includes nearly $161 million worth of reductions to executive branch agencies that range from a $33,957 cut to the governor's office to a $32.2 million reduction at the Department of Social Services.
Malloy has the statutory authority to rescind up to five percent of any budget line and three percent of any fund without legislative approval.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he expects the number of applications from Connecticut businesses and homeowners for federal disaster assistance following Superstorm Sandy will surpass those filed after last year's Tropical Storm Irene.
During a conference call Friday, he said 948 businesses and 3,832 homeowners have already applied for financial help. That's compared with 1,321 businesses and 5,654 homeowners filing applications over a long period of time following Irene.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the credibility of the central office of the Board of Regents for Higher Education for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has been damaged by a flap over unauthorized pay raises.
Malloy said Thursday the board needs to conduct a review of what he calls "serious problems" and take appropriate steps.