Governor Rell: Governor's Press Releases 2010

Governor's Press Releases 2010

July 2010
7/29/2010Gov. Rell Strongly Backs Campaign Finance Reform Fixes But Warns Against Grant Increases
  “At a time when we are facing a huge budget deficit, expect to borrow approximately $700 million to pay our expenses for the current fiscal year and shortly will need to make another round of rescissions, we should not be contemplating increasing these grants,” Governor Rell said. “How could we possibly explain such an action to our taxpayers?”
7/29/2010Gov. Rell: Statewide Food Drive Takes Place this Saturday at Several Fire Houses
  “Saturday will be the day we can all help fill the shelves the shelves of Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank,” Governor Rell said.
7/27/2010Gov. Rell Announces $260 Million in Bonding for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Line
7/26/2010Governor Rell: New Class of Correctional Officers to Begin in September
  “The agency has been able to close a correctional facility and substantially reduce its overtime over the course of the past year. However, a growing number of retirements now makes it necessary to add staff.”
7/26/2010Gov. Rell: State’s ‘Bill Collector’ Brings in More Than $1.2 Billion This Fiscal Year
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the state Department of Administrative Services (DAS) posted near record-breaking collection revenues for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, taking in more than $1.2 billion in claims and reimbursements owed to the State of Connecticut.
7/26/2010Gov. Rell Orders Flags to Half Staff
  Governor M. Jodi Rell directed that U.S. and Connecticut flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of Bridgeport firefighters, Lt. Steven Velazquez and Michel Baik, who died July 24th in the line of duty.
7/23/2010Gov. Rell To CSU: Rescind ‘Pay Equity’ Raise For Chancellor, Presidents and Other Senior Officials
  The Governor also called for the development of a plan that would eliminate the CSUS central office and for legislative language that would return the all three public higher education systems – the University of Connecticut, CSUS and the Connecticut Community Colleges – to the State Personnel Act, thereby allowing for greater transparency, accountability and control.
7/22/2010Gov. Rell Asks FEMA for More Time to Collect Data on June Twister in Bridgeport
  "The June 24 tornado and thunderstorms may qualify as another disaster-level event, but we need to make sure we have all the information required before making our application to FEMA."
7/22/2010Gov. Rell Asks FEMA for More Time to Collect Data on June Twister in Bridgeport
  "The June 24 tornado and thunderstorms may qualify as another disaster-level event, but we need to make sure we have all the information required before making our application to FEMA."
7/20/2010Gov. Rell Celebrates Extension of Mandatory Mortgage Mediation Law
7/20/2010Gov. Rell: One Week Left to Apply for March Flooding Disaster Assistance
  “We are urging people to register with FEMA before the deadline of Tuesday, July 27,” Governor Rell said. “Register online or call the hotline. Either way, make sure you do so right away in order to qualify for help.”
7/20/2010Governor Rell: Surplus Estimate Up by $150 Million
7/19/2010Gov. Rell Tells Federal Government State Will Create Temporary High Risk Pool
  The original premiums for Connecticut ranged from $436 per month for adults younger than 30 to $1,365 for those 65 and older. The revised rates range from $285 per month for adults under 30 to $893 for those 65 and older.
7/19/2010Gov. Rell Highlights New Law Reforming State Vo-Tech System
7/19/2010Gov. Rell Breaks Ground on First of Service Plazas to be Renovated
  Gov. Rell today led a ceremonial groundbreaking for the redevelopment of the service plaza on the southbound Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven – the first of the state’s 23 highway service plazas being overhauled under a new agreement that is expected to create about 350 new jobs.
7/19/2010Gov. Rell: Funds to Help Towns Buy Emergency Generators and Prep for Hurricane Season
7/19/2010Governor Rell: $15 Million in Federal Homeland Security Grants for Connecticut
7/19/2010Gov. Rell Announces Public Meeting on New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Project
  The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Union Station, located at One Union Place in downtown Hartford.
7/19/2010Gov. Rell: New Tech Business Incubation Initiative at UConn Health Center
  "We are putting a major emphasis on speeding the start-up and commercialization of innovative technology-based companies. Small and mid-sized businesses create the vast majority of jobs in our state and our state is leading the way in a number of high-tech fields."
7/16/2010Governor Rell: Return Flags to Full Staff
7/15/2010Gov. Rell Urges Higher Ed Trustees Not to Approve Pay Raises for Non-Union Managers
  Governor Rell said the salary increases – ranging from just under 5 percent to nearly 5.7 percent – are unaffordable at a time when the state is only beginning to recover from “an extraordinarily painful recession in which our state lost 100,000 jobs.”
7/14/2010Gov. Rell Marks Passage of Bill to Aid Children During Recession
7/14/2010Gov. Rell Marks Passage of Bill Adding Cities & Towns to State’s Drug Purchasing Program
  Under the legislation municipalities and other eligible agencies can buy prescription drugs for their employees, employee families and retirees using the state’s bulk purchasing power.
7/14/2010Gov. Rell Announces Statewide ‘Day of Caring & Compassion for July 31
  “Mark it on the calendar. July 31 will be the day we can all help fill the shelves the shelves of Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank,” Governor Rell said.
7/14/2010Gov. Rell: Stimulus Funds Helping Provide Summer Jobs for Young Workers
7/14/2010Gov. Rell: Hurricane Prep Workshop to Convene on July 15
7/14/2010Gov. Rell Urges Greater Bridgeport Residents to Report June 24 Tornado, Storm Damages to Local Officials ASAP
  Local contacts for the storm damaged areas are as follows: City of Bridgeport - (203) 579-3822 Town of Easton - (203) 268-4111 Town of Stratford - (203) 380-6757 Town of Trumbull - (203) 261-3665, ext. 229 Town of Weston - (203) 222-2633
7/12/2010Gov. Rell: Water Conservation Remains Critical
  The Drought Work Group said higher demand for water during nighttime hours suggests the increased usage is related to lawn watering. The group is recommending that individuals with automatic watering systems consider having their systems reprogrammed to reduce the flow and/or frequency of watering.
7/12/2010Gov. Rell Urges Legislature to Accept Donated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
7/12/2010Gov. Rell Joins Colleagues at NGA to Support Boeing Proposal for Next Aerial Refueling Aircraft
7/12/2010Gov. Rell: Energy Department Grants Boost Cutting-Edge Research in State
7/12/2010Statement of Gov. Rell on Death of U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Sean Krueger
  Governor Rell had previously ordered U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Rep. Emilio “Mim” Daddario, who represented Connecticut for 12 years in Congress and passed away on Wednesday. Flags will remain at half-staff until the interments of both Representative Daddario and Lieutenant Krueger have been completed.
7/8/2010Gov. Rell: State Monitoring Water Levels Residents Urged to Conserve Amid Heat, Dry Spell
  Governor Rell is urging Connecticut residents to limit their water usage and to be careful while the state’s fire danger remains high.
7/8/2010Gov. Rell Signs Three Domestic Violence Prevention Bills Into Law
7/8/2010Gov. Rell: Flags to Half Staff to Honor Former Congressman Daddario
7/7/2010Gov. Rell: State to Dedicate $11.25 M To Preserve Open Space
7/7/2010Gov. Rell: Number of ‘Cooling Centers’ Tops 100 as Heat Wave Lingers
7/6/2010Gov. Rell: 90-Plus ‘Cooling Centers’ Open Statewide Amid Scorching Heat
7/6/2010Governor Rell Celebrates School Bus Seat Belt Bill
  Under the program, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles will begin offering a program in July 2011 that offsets a portion of the sales tax bus companies pay for school buses equipped with three-point seatbelts. The program will be funded through a $50 increase in the fees paid for restoring suspended or revoked driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.
7/6/2010Gov. Rell Announces $$ for Military Department Projects
7/6/2010Gov. Rell: State Receiving $34 Million In Federal Aid For Needy Families
7/6/2010Governor Rell: Funding For Housing and Development Projects
7/1/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bill Expanding Disclosure, Accountability of Medical Error Reporting
7/1/2010Gov. Rell Signs Bills To Expand Brownfields Development Program
  “Our brownfields program has put us on a responsible growth, anti-sprawl path. We’ve had tremendous interest from developers and great success as a result.”

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