Governor Rell: Governor's Press Releases 2010

Governor's Press Releases 2010

January 2010
1/29/2010Gov. Rell: Stimulus-Funded DNA Work at State Forensics Lab Clearing Cases, Cutting Backlog
  The goal is to eliminate the backlog by December 31, 2010.
1/29/2010Gov. Rell Directs Coordinated Effort to Help People Find Shelter
  "The coldest air of the season thus far will be over our state during the next 36 hours. Those who need help or shelter can call our 2-1-1 Infoline."
1/28/2010Gov.Rell: State Helping Middlefield with Utility Upgrades at Powder Ridge Property
  "From an economic development perspective, it brings new jobs and new tax revenues for the town, while the state’s investment leverages the millions of dollars that the new developer will be investing in the project."
1/28/2010Gov. Rell: New Round of Open Space $$ for Municipalities, Land Conservation Groups
  Application Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2010
1/28/2010Gov. Rell: CT Receives $40 M For New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Corridor
  “This is great news for one of the most important and ambitious public transportation projects we have undertaken in years.”
1/27/2010Gov. Rell: State Offers 24/7, Online Service for Printing Unemployment Insurance Tax Form
  A special UC-1099G information line – (860)-263-6099 – is now in operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 15 to answer questions about the tax form. Representatives at this number are not able to answer questions about specific unemployment insurance claims.
1/26/2010Gov. Rell Breaks Ground on New Gateway Community College Campus
  "When completed, the new campus will be the state’s first gold-certified LEED public building."
1/25/2010Governor Rell: State Works With Nestlé Waters to Keep HQ, Preserve 475 Jobs & Create 25 More
  "This innovative, creative company is dedicated to our state – and dedicated to job growth and business expansion. Those commitments are music to my ears."
1/25/2010Gov. Rell Announces Dates for Census Informational Forums
  January 26th, Hartford, Legislative Office Building Room 2 E at 2 p.m. January 27th, Waterbury, 10 a.m., Room 116 of the Chase Building January 28th, Bridgeport, 11 a.m., City Hall Annex, 2nd floor January 29th, New Haven, 2 p.m., City Hall, 2nd floor February 2nd, Montville, 11 a.m., Council Chambers
1/25/2010Gov. Rell Urges Quick EPA Action to Put New Smog Standard in Place
  Governor Rell is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to quickly adopt its proposed new and more stringent standards on smog that would improve the air quality in the Northeast and sanction upwind states to the south and west where smog-causing pollutants are generated.
1/23/2010Gov. Rell: Parents’ Role in Teen Driving Education Making A Difference Outside the Classroom
  Connecticut was among the first states in the nation to adopt a requirement for this kind of parent training session. For the full survey go to: .
1/22/2010Gov. Rell: States Briefed on U.S. Relief Efforts in Haiti
  The Governor said that any Connecticut citizen with a pending adoption in Haiti is urged to send their case information to: or call U.S. Citizenship Services at 800-375-5283.
1/21/2010Gov. Rell: Rebates Available for Energy Efficient Appliances
  The rebate program begins, Monday, January 25th and will run through April 30, 2010. Information and appliance rebate forms can be found at: and from the Connecticut electric utility companies. Rebate forms will also be available in retail stores after February 1. If a consumer needs a rebate form to be mailed to them, they may call 1-877-WISE-USE or 1-877- 947-3873.
1/20/2010Gov. Rell: Connecticut Schools Pitching In To Help Children of Haiti
  Checks can be made payable to the “Connecticut Association of Schools” with a notation on the check memo line identifying “Haitian Relief Fund.” Children, their parents and others who want to help this special effort may bring their monetary donation to participating local schools or to a Bank of America branch.
1/19/2010Gov. Rell: Report Issued on Ways To Strengthen Enforcement of Handicapped Parking
  “More can be done and should be done to improve ways we protect the parking spaces for disabled drivers. This report outlines possible ways to do it.” The full report can be found at:
1/19/2010Gov. Rell: New Advances in State’s Brownfield Redevelopment Agenda
  Interested parties can download instructions and the new consolidated application form from the Latest News section of the ORBD Web site at or contact the ORBD at (860) 270-8090.
1/19/2010Gov. Rell: State Mobile Hospital Available For Haiti Relief Efforts
  “Our mobile hospital is designed to provide triage and treatment in the event of a public health disaster and we have well-trained medical disaster specialists who can staff the facility.”
1/15/2010Governor Rell: Unemployment Insurance Offices Open Saturdays, MLK Holiday
  Gov. Rell reminded users of the state Unemployment Insurance (UI) system that Connecticut’s UI call centers are now open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., part of sweeping service improvements Governor Rell has ordered including major upgrades to the Internet-based process for filing and continuing claims and an ongoing expansion of the telephone-based portion of the filing system.
1/15/2010Gov. Rell: Lessons from Attempted Christmas Day Bombing Discussed
  “Our goal today is to learn lessons from the federal lapses and to assure the same do not occur here.”
1/15/2010Governor Rell: Beware of Scam Emails and Search Engine
  Governor Rell is urging the public to beware of scam emails and fraudulent search engine results that may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites.
1/14/2010Gov. Rell Issues Call for "Charity & Compassion" to Help Haiti
  The Governor said the state’s Web site – – has a link to reputable relief organizations and other resources.
1/14/2010Gov. Rell Issues Call for "Charity & Compassion" to Help Haiti
  The Governor said the state’s Web site – – has a link to reputable relief organizations and other resources.
1/13/2010Gov. Rell: Stimulus $$ to Enable Greater Internet Availability & Speed in CT
1/11/2010Gov. Rell: More Staff Time, More Technology to DOL to Speed Unemployment Insurance Processing
  “I will be getting daily updates on how these changes are working and how the system is coping with the load,” Governor Rell said. “We will continue making changes until things are running smoothly.”
1/8/2010Gov. Rell: Flags Back to Full Staff at Dusk Today
1/8/2010Gov. Rell: State Agencies Issue ‘Shelter Alert’ To Shelters, Local Emergency Officials & Others
  "The 2-1-1 Infoline is available for people who need help and for local shelters that need referral information when they stretch capacity limits. Infoline provides an incredibly important service to the people of Connecticut and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the help that is available to them."

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