Governor Rell: Governor's Press Releases 2010

Governor's Press Releases 2010

May 2010
5/30/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bill Making March 30 Annual ‘Welcome Home’ Day for Vietnam Vets
  Under the bill, “welcome home” ceremonies are to be held annually at the Capitol in Hartford and elsewhere, as designated by the Governor, to mark the day.
5/30/2010Gov. Rell: State Receives $5.2 Million in Federal Funding for Transit Security Projects
  “The attempted Times Square bombing continues to remind all of us that vigilance against terrorism is paramount on all fronts – from the public to law enforcement.” the Governor said. “The federal grants will allow us to enhance and expand surveillance and other security measures in our public transit system.”
5/30/2010Gov. Rell: Hotline and Web Site Set Up for Residents to Register Flood Damages
  The hotline is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The hotline is open seven days a week, from 6:30 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 6:30 a.m. until midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. Online registration is available at .
5/29/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bill to Tighten Limit on State Government’s Credit Card
  "We simply have to say ‘no’ to the borrowing that has maxed out the state’s credit card."
5/29/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bill Expanding State-Backed Medical Research to Include Diabetes, Alzheimer’s
5/29/2010Gov. Rell: President Approves Appeal for FEMA Flood Aid for Residents, Businesses
  Governor M. Jodi Rell tonight announced that President Obama – responding within 24 hours of an appeal spearheaded by the Governor – has reversed an earlier decision and approved federal disaster assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the severe storms that swept through Connecticut in March. “This is wonderful news – and it is exactly the right decision,” Governor Rell said.
5/28/2010Gov. Rell: Many CT Museums Free to Military Families from Memorial Day - Labor Day
5/28/2010Gov. Rell: Regional Energy Projects Will Share $1.2 Million in Federal Stimulus Block Grants
5/27/2010Gov.Rell Signs Bill Strengthening CT's Drunken Boating Law
5/27/2010Gov. Rell: CT Students Raise $100,000 to Help Haitian Schoolchildren
  The Governor’s Office and CAS set a fundraising goal of $200,000 and will continue to accept donations through October 30. Anyone wishing to make a donation to support this ongoing fundraising effort should make checks payable to the “Connecticut Association of Schools” with notation identifying “Haitian Relief Fund” and bring them or have their children bring them to their respective schools.
5/27/2010Gov. Rell: State Submits Its Appeal For Federal Aid For Flood Damage
  Damaged Home Numbers Nearly Double In New Report
5/27/2010Gov. Rell Issues Memorial Day Proclamation
  "I urge all citizens to honor the sacrifices and courage of our veterans by remembering the price of freedom and liberty in the United States and throughout the world."
5/26/2010Statement of Governor Rell on Death of CT National Guard Staff Sgt. Edwin Rivera
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today ordered U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of Connecticut Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Edwin Rivera of Waterford.
5/26/2010Governor Rell Signs Sweeping Education Reform Bill
  ‘This is bold, visionary reform – and we are making it happen together’
5/25/2010Gov. Rell Vetoes Energy Bill
  This bill "is not in the best interests of the ratepayers or taxpayers of our state."
5/25/2010Governor Rell Announces Launch of Resident Curator Program to Restore Historic Homes and Properties in State Parks and Forests
  Potential Resident Curators should visit the DEP website at:
5/24/2010Gov. Rell Announces Winning Design for Statewide Veterans Memorial to be Built in Rocky Hill
  To make a donation to the fundraising effort, checks and money orders should be made payable to Connecticut State Veterans Memorial, Inc. and mailed to: Connecticut State Veterans Memorial, Inc., c/o Rockville Bank, P.O. Box 660, Rockville, CT 06066. More information can be found by visiting .
5/20/2010Governor Rell: Latest OPM Analysis Projects Slight Improvement in Surplus
  “As good as this news may be, however, no one is suggesting that all our fiscal problems are behind us.”
5/20/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bill Creating Doctoral Program in Nursing Education
  "It’s a jobs bill because it opens the doors of opportunity – not just for nurses, but for numerous other medical professions. And it’s a jobs bill because it helps us fill positions that are being left vacant as the current crop of nursing educators retire."
5/20/2010Governor Rell Vetoes ‘TARP Tax’ Bill
  "I cannot sign into law a bill that creates an instant budget deficit."
5/19/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bill That Protects Scholastic Athletes from Effects of Concussions
  "The intent of this bill is clear: Young athletes who have suffered a concussion must stay on the sidelines until their doctor clears them."
5/17/2010Gov. Rell Urges UConn to Bolster Efforts to Eliminate ‘Spring Weekend’ Violence
5/14/2010Governor Rell Celebrates Makeover of Waterbury’s Kaynor Tech
5/14/2010Gov. Rell: Saturday, May 15 is Armed Forces Day; Flags Remain at Full Staff
5/14/2010Gov. Rell: Fees Waived Next Weekend (May 22 & 23) at CT State Parks
  "To encourage families to celebrate our state’s anniversary by spending time together in the ‘great outdoors,’ we will open the gates – free of charge – next weekend at all state parks."
5/12/2010Gov. Rell Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Jobs Bill
  “This may very well be the most important bill – other than the budget – we passed all year.”
5/12/2010Gov. Rell: Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport to Host First Public Hearings on Closing Educational Achievement Gap
  “I urge people from the greater Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport areas to attend these hearings and make your voices heard. The commission will listen to your ideas and make policy recommendations to the legislature and me.”
5/11/2010Gov. Rell Vetoes MIRMA Bill
5/10/2010Governor Rell Appoints Sisco As Secretary OPM
5/7/2010Gov. Rell Signs Budget Agreement
  “All of these proposals have a single goal: jobs,” Governor Rell said
5/5/2010Joint Budget Statement
  "We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement on a revised budget that fully balances the budget without raising taxes, cutting municipal aid or harming needed social services."
5/4/2010Gov. Rell Briefed on Times Square Investigation, Outlines Continuing State Responses

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