The leader of the Republican minority in the Connecticut Senate wants Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to call state lawmakers into special session immediately. The GOP leader wants lawmakers to change state law in order to implement President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act.
Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier announced on Thursday that the first sale of $560.4 million is going to cost the state 3.01% in interest and it will have 15 years to pay it back. Nappier says the second wave of $314.3 million has a shorter maturity and will cost the state .5% in interest.
Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut is pushing back against a GOP accusation that he’s been involved in unethical fundraising activity. Malloy told reporters on Wednesday that he’s done nothing wrong.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy issued an executive order Wednesday requiring state agencies to review all regulations that are more than four years old. The governor says the goal is to identify any that are obsolete, unnecessary or excessively burdensome.
On Wednesday Connecticut stepped in to provide $800,000 to reopen a Head Start program in Bridgeport that’s been closed since last week because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. This means the program is rejecting a gift from a Texas billionaire couple that was made through the National Head Start Association.