Governor Malloy: Press Releases


November 2012
11/29/2012Joint Statement from Governors Cuomo and Malloy on Working Together for Federal Aid After Hurricane Sandy
  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following joint statement on working together for federal aid after Hurricane Sandy.
11/29/2012Gov. Malloy Will Seek $3.2 Billion from the Federal Government for Infrastructure Improvements
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he will seek $3.2 billion from the Federal Government for infrastructure hardening, following the extensive damage incurred most recently from Storm Sandy. Combined, Connecticut sustained more than $1 billion in damage from Tropical Storm Irene, the October Nor'easter and Storm Sandy.
11/28/2012Thursday: Gov. Malloy Highlights Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs
  On Thursday afternoon, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty will visit Modern Woodcrafts in Plainville, where they will highlight the benefits of energy efficiency programs for businesses and individuals.
11/28/2012Office of Policy & Management Release: Budget Office Announces $170 Million in Rescissions to Help Bring State Budget into Balance
  The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) today released a list of $170 million in rescissions from state agencies in an effort to keep the state budget in balance. That dollar figure is within the statutory authority the Governor has to rescind up to 5% of any line item and 3% of any fund without seeking legislative changes to the state budget.
11/28/2012Gov. Malloy: Hartford CTTRANSIT Facility Moves to Clean Power
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined officials from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and CTTRANSIT to dedicate the United Technologies Company (UTC) stationary fuel cell that is providing CTTRANSIT's Hartford bus maintenance and storage facility with clean and reliable power. The Governor also announced a $5.7 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant for the planning, purchase and installation of similar technology at the New Haven bus maintenance and storage facility.
11/27/2012Wednesday: Gov. Malloy Attends Fuel Cell Dedication Ceremony at CTTRANSIT Hartford Facility; Participates in Veterans Hall of Fame Ceremony
  On Wednesday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and officials from the Connecticut Department of Transportation will participate in a ceremony dedicating the stationary fuel cell that is now providing CTTRANSIT’s Hartford bus maintenance and storage facility with clean and reliable power.
11/27/2012Project Longevity Launched to Reduce Gang and Gun Violence in Connecticut's Cities
  Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney David Fein and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy joined members of law enforcement, public officials, social service providers, community leaders and researchers in New Haven today to launch "Project Longevity," a comprehensive initiative to reduce gun violence in Connecticut's major cities. Project Longevity uses a strategy that has shown violence can be reduced dramatically when community members and law enforcement join together to directly engage with these groups and clearly communicate a community message against violence, a law enforcement message about the consequences of further violence and an offer of help for those who want it.
11/26/2012Tuesday: Gov. Malloy Joins Attorney General Eric Holder & U.S. Attorney David Fein to Announce Anti-Gun Violence Initiative; Holds News Conference With FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate
  On Tuesday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will join United States Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut David Fein for a news conference to announce a comprehensive initiative to reduce gun violence in Connecticut’s major cities.
11/26/2012Gov. Malloy: "Living the Mission" at DDS Will Improve Quality of Life for Clients
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D., Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Developmental Services (DDS), today launched the agency’s new mission and vision statement by video conference from the DDS Hartford headquarters.
11/25/2012Monday: Gov. Malloy & DDS Commissioner Macy Kick Off Agency's "Living the Mission" Event
  On Monday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will join Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Terrence Macy and employees of the agency at an event kicking off the agency’s “Living the Mission” event.
11/23/2012Gov. Malloy: Veterans Can Now Have Their Status Recognized on Drivers' Licenses, State-Issued ID Cards
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver's License or state-issued ID. The Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA offices on January 2, 2013 will begin issuing drivers' licenses and ID cards that will include the symbol of an American Flag to identify veteran status.
11/23/2012Gov. Malloy Invites Public to Annual Holiday Open House at Governor's Residence
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the annual open house and tour of the Governor's Residence, located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, which will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public.
11/22/2012Friday: Gov. Malloy Participates in Hartford Winterfest Opening Ceremony
  On Friday evening, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy will participate in the City of Hartford’s Winterfest celebration, which marks the opening of the city’s ice skating rink on Bushnell Park and Hartford’s other seasonal festivities.
11/21/2012Gov. Malloy Issues Thanksgiving Message
  On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents.
11/20/2012Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman Announce Departure of Health Reform Advisor
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that Jeanette DeJesús, Special Advisor to the Governor on Health Reform and Director of the Office of Health Reform & Innovation, will depart her position with the administration in January to become Senior Vice President of the Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
11/19/2012Tuesday: Gov. Malloy Keynotes Association for Corporate Growth Event; Welcomes Air National Guard Unit Home
  On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will give the keynote address at the Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth’s State of the State event in Fairfield.
11/19/2012Gov. Malloy: FEMA Assistance to Individuals Tops $7.6 Million for Storm Sandy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that more than $7.6 million in federal assistance to date has been approved to help individuals with disaster expenses since President Obama approved his Disaster Declaration request as a result of Storm Sandy.
11/19/2012Gov. Malloy: Dr. Guy Vallaro Appointed Director of State Crime Lab
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection Commissioner Reuben Bradford today announced that Dr. Guy Vallaro of Sutton, Massachusetts has been appointed to serve as Director of the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, the state office responsible for most of the forensic testing related to criminal investigations in the State of Connecticut.
11/19/2012Gov. Malloy Statement on October Jobs Report
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued the following statement regarding today's release of the Connecticut Department of Labor's monthly "Labor Situation" report for October 2012.
11/19/2012State Officials Offer Help to Distressed Homeowners
  Connecticut's distressed homeowners have another opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their banks at a day-long, state-sponsored forum Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the Conference Center at CoCo Key in Waterbury.
11/18/2012Monday: Gov. Malloy Attends News Conference Announcing Mortgage Assistance Event; Highlights Comprehensive Energy Plan in Woodbridge
  On Monday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will join Attorney General George Jepsen and Connecticut Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin for a news conference to announce the details of the fourth state-sponsored homeowners’ mortgage assistance event, scheduled for November 28 in Waterbury.
11/16/2012Weekend: Gov. Malloy Attends National Governors Association Meeting
  This weekend, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will participate in a meeting of the National Governors Association that will be attended by governors and governors-elect from across the country.
11/16/2012Gov. Malloy: Conn. Receives $1.8m Grant to Hire Dislocated Workers for Sandy Recovery Efforts
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the State of Connecticut a $1.8 million grant to create about 120 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts resulting from the impact of Storm Sandy.
11/14/2012Gov. Malloy: FEMA to Operate Fixed Disaster Recovery Centers in Milford and Norwalk
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that FEMA will operate additional fixed Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Milford and Norwalk to assist home owners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy. In addition, each of the other previously announced DRCs will be open longer hours on the days of their operation.
11/14/2012Thursday: Gov. Malloy Holds Monthly Commissioners Meeting; Speaks at ConnCAN Event; Keynotes CT Hispanic Bar Association Dinner
  On Thursday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will hold his monthly meeting with the commissioners of each state agency.
11/14/2012Gov. Malloy Announces Small Town Economic Assistance Emergency Management Grants for Bethany, Greenwich, South Windsor
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) emergency management awards today for the towns of Bethany, Greenwich, and South Windsor. Towns are awarded funds to undertake projects that upgrade infrastructure and the town’s ability to respond to emergencies.
11/13/2012Wednesday: Gov. Malloy Keynotes Conn. Retail Merchants Association Event; Attends House of Bread Fundraiser; Receives Agriculture Award
  On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will give the keynote speech at the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association’s annual meeting in Hartford.
11/13/2012Gov. Malloy: Creating Job Opportunities for Veterans is "an Obligation We Must Meet"
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut's Subsidized Training and Employment Program (Step Up), which has already helped put more than 800 unemployed individuals back to work, has now been expanded to help former military personnel find new employment.
11/13/2012Gov. Malloy: Special Incentives Available to Assist Those Facing Energy-Related Reconstruction Costs from Storm Sandy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $3 million in additional energy efficiency incentives are now available for residents and businesses replacing furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and refrigerators as a result of damage from Storm Sandy.
11/12/2012Tuesday: Gov. Malloy Visits Farms in Eastern Connecticut; Visits Center Helping Veterans Find Employment; Keynotes Wilton Chamber Dinner
  On Tuesday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will visit farms in Sterling, Preston and Stonington to promote Connecticut based agriculture.
11/12/2012Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation to Protect Veterans' Charitable Organizations
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman joined state leaders, faculty and students at the Yale Law School, Connecticut veterans, and other officials to ceremonially sign House Bill 5298, now Public Act 12-195, An Act Concerning Fundraising for Veterans Organizations.
11/11/2012Monday: Gov. Malloy Commemorates Passage of New Law Protecting Veterans' Charities
  On Monday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will honor Veterans Day by holding a ceremonial bill signing in New Haven to commemorate the passage of a new law (Public Act 12-195: An Act Concerning Fundraising By Veterans’ Organizations) that increases the penalties for any person found guilty of inappropriately posing as a representative of a veterans’ charitable organization.
11/10/2012Sunday: Gov. Malloy Participates in Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
  On Sunday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will commemorate Veterans Day by joining veterans, military officials and other state leaders at a wreath laying ceremony at the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.
11/10/2012Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Veterans Day
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements recognizing Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012.
11/9/2012Gov. Malloy: FEMA to Open Additional Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in East Lyme, Fairfield and Norwalk
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that three additional FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open next week in East Lyme, Fairfield, and Norwalk to assist home owners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy.
11/9/2012Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman Launch Veterans.CT.Gov to Better Direct Military Veterans to State Services & Benefits
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today unveiled a new state website created to give military veterans one-stop access to the wide range of veterans' services and benefits offered by the state and federal government agencies.
11/8/2012Gov. Malloy Statement on House Democratic Leadership Vote
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in response to the vote today of House Democratic leadership.
11/8/2012Gov. Malloy Statement on Senate Democratic Leadership Vote
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in response to the vote today of Senate Democratic leadership.
11/8/2012Friday: Gov. Malloy Unveils New State Initiative to Support Connecticut Veterans; Holds Conference Call with Local Chambers of Commerce on Disaster Assistance for Businesses
  On Friday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will announce the creation of a new state resource for U.S. military veterans seeking to access services in Connecticut during an event at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.
11/8/2012Gov. Malloy Announces SNAP Replacement Benefits for Connecticut Residents Impacted by Storm Sandy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that over 73,000 low-income Connecticut households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) will receive storm-related food replacement benefits on Saturday.
11/8/2012Gov. Malloy: Fairfield Service Plaza to Reopen, Providing Important Food and Fueling Location in Storms’ Wake
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the newly renovated service plaza on the northbound side of the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield will reopen at noon on Friday, November 9, providing one more conveniently accessible source of gasoline and food for motorists in the region - many of whom are still coping with the aftermath of Storm Sandy last week and the nor'easter this week.
11/7/2012Thursday: Gov. Malloy Holds News Conference to Discuss Disaster Assistance Outreach Efforts for the State’s Business Community
  On Thursday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will hold a news conference in Hartford to discuss a coordinated effort with the U.S. Small Business Administration and local chambers of commerce to aid businesses throughout the state that have been impacted by Storm Sandy.
11/6/2012Gov. Malloy Releases Fact Sheet on How to Apply for Storm Sandy Disaster Assistance
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released a useful fact sheet for Connecticut residents seeking information on how to apply for federal disaster assistance resulting from Storm Sandy. The fact sheet provides step-by-step details on how the FEMA application process works and can be downloaded at www.ct.gov/sandy.
11/5/2012Gov. Malloy Orders Extension of Practice Provision for Physical Therapist Assistant Candidates
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed an executive order granting a 30-day extension of the 120-day temporary practice provision for Connecticut physical therapist assistant candidates who had been scheduled to take the October 30, 2012 licensure examination, which was postponed due to the impact of Storm Sandy on the state.
11/5/2012Gov. Malloy: FEMA to Operate Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Milford, Guilford and Stonington
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that FEMA will operate mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Milford, Guilford and Stonington over the next few days to assist homeowners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy. Previously, Governor Malloy announced the opening of DRCs in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Groton, New Haven and Old Saybrook.
11/5/2012Today at 5PM: Gov. Malloy Updates Media on Storm Recovery Efforts
  Today at 5:00 p.m., Governor Dannel P. Malloy will hold a media availability to provide an update on storm recovery efforts.
11/3/2012Sunday: Gov. Malloy Marches in Hartford Veterans Day Parade
  On Sunday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will march in the 2012 Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford.
11/3/2012Gov. Malloy: FEMA Opens Additional Disaster Recovery Centers in New Haven, Old Saybrook and Groton
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that additional FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in New Haven, Old Saybrook and Groton to assist home owners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy. Yesterday, Governor Malloy announced the opening of DRCs in Bridgeport and Greenwich.
11/2/2012Saturday: Gov. Malloy Visits Small Business In Norwalk Damaged By Storm; Holds News Conference At Bridgeport Fema Center With Sba Administrator
  On Saturday at 2:15 p.m., Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, joined by U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, will visit Overton’s Seafood, a small business in Norwalk whose building was heavily damaged by Storm Sandy.
11/2/2012Gov. Malloy Announces Bridgeport and Greenwich Disaster Recovery Centers Open
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have opened in Bridgeport and Greenwich to assist home owners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy.
11/2/2012Gov. Malloy: New Haven Rail Line Branch Service to Resume Monday
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that rail service on the Danbury and Waterbury branch lines of the New Haven Line will resume Monday, November 5, 2012. Bus service will be provided on the New Canaan branch line at least on Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6.
11/2/2012Gov. Malloy Signs Order Allowing Propane Tanks to be Filled by Alternate Distributors
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed Executive Order 27 which will allow any propane supplier to respond to a request to fill a propane tank irrespective of whether they are the owner of the tank. This order will particularly help those who lease their propane tank from their supplier, because under normal conditions, only the owner of the propane tank may respond to these requests.
11/2/2012Gov. Malloy: Be Aware of Disaster Assistance Scams, Especially Related to FEMA
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are warning Connecticut residents to be aware of potential scams in the coming days and weeks, especially ones in which scammers offer to help people get disaster assistance from FEMA.
11/2/2012Gov. Malloy Directs Connecticut Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Easton Firefighter Lt. Russell F. Neary
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy directed Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in honor of Lieutenant Russell F. Neary, the Easton firefighter who was killed in the line of duty during Storm Sandy.
11/2/2012Today: Gov. Malloy Participates in State Police Awards Ceremony; Views Storm Damage in New Haven & West Haven
  At 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will participate in the Connecticut State Police Awards Ceremony in Meriden.
11/1/2012Gov. Malloy: Service on Main New Haven Rail Line Resumes Friday Morning
  As the result of night-and-day repairs and coordinated equipment logistics by a dedicated workforce in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that regular weekday service will return Friday morning to the main line of the New Haven rail commuter line. In addition, the Governor said that train fares will be waived on Friday.
11/1/2012Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Approved For Federal Emergency Highway Funding For Initial Storm Damage
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has approved the state’s request for an immediate $2 million in emergency funding for infrastructure repairs resulting from Storm Sandy. The Governor received the news during a telephone call from USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood.
11/1/2012Gov. Malloy Announces Simplified Process for Immediate Repair and Rebuilding of Seawalls, Bulkheads, in Coastal Areas
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that steps have been taken to allow residents and property owners to immediately repair or rebuild seawalls, bulkheads, and revetments damaged by Storm Sandy in regulated coastal and tidal areas.
11/1/2012Gov. Malloy Announces Insurers Cannot Impose Hurricane Deductibles in Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi today announced that Connecticut homeowners will not face higher-cost hurricane deductibles resulting from the impact of this week’s damaging storm.
11/1/2012Gov. Malloy: President Obama Approves Additional Federal Assistance
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that President Obama has approved a 100% cost share for ten days for emergency power restoration and emergency public transportation assistance for the four shoreline counties that have already received a major disaster declaration.
11/1/2012Today: Gov. Malloy Holds Media Availability With US Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano; Visits National Guard Troops in East Hartford; Holds Media Briefing on Storm Recovery Efforts
  Today at 11:30 a.m., Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will join U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation and other local officials for a media availability at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport.