This photo released by the Connecticut governor's office shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, after introducing Dora Schriro as the new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.
Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.
The minimum wage goes up in Connecticut on January 1st. The increase is from $8.25 an hour to $8.70 an hour. Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democratic leaders of the state General Assembly celebrated the increase at a news conference in Hartford on Monday.
Connecticut Republicans say a UConn study released on Monday confirms what they have been saying for months – that Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration has been misstating the state’s unemployment numbers. A Malloy spokesman denies the charge.
It’s traditional for Governors to deliver Thanksgiving Proclamations every year. They usually include something about being thankful and a recap of the year. This year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s message says, in part, “From a once-in-a-lifetime economic downturn, to dangerous storms, to unthinkable tragedy, we have faced challenges that no one would ever have asked for. Yet, in those darkest moments of need, I have been thankful for the tremendous grace and compassion we have shown to one another.”
The state of Connecticut is giving the Stamford-based office technology company Pitney Bowes $10 million in forgivable loans and $17 million additional in loans, grants and tax credits, in order to keep the company in the state.