Governor Rell: Governor's Press Releases 2010

Governor's Press Releases 2010

September 2010
9/30/2010Gov. Rell: Preparations for Potential High Winds & Rain Are Underway
9/28/2010Gov. Rell: Restaurant Week Serves Up A Bite of History for 375th Anniversary
  The Association says more than 90 restaurants have signed up to participate and more on coming on board each day, offering various meals, appetizers and other deals for $20.10, $3.75 and $37.50. For a list of participating restaurants go to:
9/28/2010Gov. Rell Directs CT DOT to Oppose MTA Plans for Changes in Metro-North Ticket Policy
  “I ask that you and your Department make this position clear to the MTA: Connecticut cannot and will not support the elimination of discounts on mail- and web-based ticket sales and changes related to the validity periods and redemption fees for Connecticut riders.”
9/28/2010Gov. Rell, CL&P Welcome Nissan LEAF All-electric Car to Connecticut
  “The inclusion of Connecticut in the launch of the Nissan LEAF recognizes our commitment to clean energy and the culmination of our work to prepare the state for the next generation of electric vehicles.”
9/27/2010Gov. Rell Nominates Four to Superior Court
9/27/2010Gov. Rell Leads Ribbon-Cutting for Improved Section of Route 72 in Bristol
  “By extending Route 72, we are not only helping central Connecticut commuters, we are providing a big boost for economic development for the City of Bristol, local downtown merchants and companies along this corridor.”
9/27/2010Gov. Rell: Flags to Half Staff to Honor U.S. Army PFC Gebrah P. Noonan
9/20/2010Gov. Rell: State Earns $520,809 Federal Award For Progress Made in Child Adoptions
  "Whether it is the number of children adopted, the timeliness of achieving permanent, loving homes in general, or the dramatic 25 percent decline in the number of children in state care since 2007, we are seeing a variety of signs that real reforms have taken hold."
9/20/2010Gov. Rell: Truck Safety Crackdown Results in More Than 9500 Violations
  “Connecticut continues to see too many high-profile truck accidents that close highways and snarl rush-hour traffic for hours.”
9/17/2010Gov. Rell: State Makes Official Appeal To FEMA for Disaster Aid for Fairfield County
  “The bottom-line issue here is simply one of fairness,” the Governor said. “The people, business owners and local governments affected by this tornado do not have the resources they need to recover. The tornado touched down in a small geographical area, in a low-income area of a low-income city. This aid is needed.”
9/17/2010Governor Rell Honors 32 State Workers
9/14/2010Governor Rell’s Statement on $93M Stimulus Grant For Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure
  "The state has worked extremely hard to secure this significant and highly competitive grant. We have put together a comprehensive and successful application that will allow us to build on the vast inroads we have already made to bring Internet technology to every corner and classroom of this state."
9/9/2010Gov. Rell: Saturday, Sept. 11 is Day of Remembrance; Flags at Half Staff; 8:46 AM Moment of Silence
  To mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, Governor M. Jodi Rell is asking state residents to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday, the time the first hijacked airliner crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City nine years ago. The Governor also directed that U.S. and State of Connecticut flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise through sundown on September 11.
9/8/2010Gov. Rell: Celebrate 375 Years of CT Agriculture With Farm-to-Chef Harvest Celebration Week
  A special kick-off event will be held at the Coventry Farmers’ Market on Sunday, September 26, 2010.
9/8/2010Gov. Rell: State Officially Awarded $110M In Federal Funds To Support Local Education Jobs
  “These funds will help restore and save about 1,500 jobs and put the focus where it belongs – in the classroom and on our children.”
9/8/2010Gov. Rell: Proposals to Unfunded Liabilities Panel Could Save $300M/Year, Billions Over Time
  “There are no magic ways to eliminate a $34 billion problem at a stroke – this is a problem that has developed over decades and it will take years of concentrated effort to resolve it,” the Governor said. “These steps need to be considered in an atmosphere of openness and cooperation. The time to unilaterally rule options out, simply on the basis of self-interest, has passed.”
9/8/2010Gov. Rell: Help Available for Needy CT Vets this Friday
  Last year a record 1,200 needy veterans participated in Stand Down at the Rocky Hill campus.
9/7/2010Gov. Rell: State Applies for Federal Grant To Prepare for Health Insurance Exchange
  Governor Rell said the overall goal of insurance exchanges is to create an organized and competitive market for buying and selling health insurance at a price that consumers can afford.
9/7/2010Gov. Rell Proposes Bold, Innovative Steps to Reduce Unfunded Pension, Health Care Liabilities
  The proposals range from establishing a defined contribution plan for new state workers to capping maximum pensions at $100,000 per year.
9/7/2010Governor Rell: Updates Made to State’s Workplace Violence Prevention Manual
9/3/2010Gov. Rell: State Borrowing Greatly Reduced
  “This is tremendous news for Connecticut taxpayers. Not only did we finish with a surplus but we will be able to cut the amount of borrowing nearly in half and save taxpayers more than $120 million interest and other costs,” Governor Rell said.
9/3/2010Gov. Rell Orders Flags Lowered to Half Staff to Honor State Police Trooper
  “This is a tragic loss for our state – and it is a heartbreaking reminder of the dangers our state police officers face each day. I ask the people of Connecticut to keep Trooper Hall and his family in their prayers.”
9/2/2010Governor Rell Requests Pre-Landfall Federal Aid as ‘Earl’ Approaches
  “Make sure your own vehicles are fueled, clear your yard of items that may become airborne during the storm and – above all – don’t succumb to the temptation to venture outside for the ‘experience.’ Stay dry – and stay safe.”
9/2/2010Gov. Rell: State Gets Federal Approval For $110 Million To Support Local Education Jobs
  “These funds will allow us to save 1,500 teaching jobs around the state and ease the burden on local taxpayers,” Governor Rell said.
9/2/2010Governor Rell: Electric Vehicle Council Sets Goal For 25,000 EVs on State Roads by 2020
9/1/2010Gov. Rell: State Tracking ‘Earl’ Closely, Coordinating with Federal, State Partners
  Additional information on preparedness, including preparing for hurricanes, is available at
9/1/2010Gov. Rell, Comptroller Wyman: Major Budget Gain from Successful Application for Federal Program

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