Governor Rell: Governor's Press Releases 2010

Governor's Press Releases 2010

October 2010
10/29/2010Gov. Rell’s Unfunded Liabilities Panel Presents Strategies for Resolving Billions in Debt
10/28/2010Gov. Rell: UConn Football and Fans Join Celebration of 375th Anniversary
10/28/2010Gov. Rell: 22 Banks Participating in Special Fundraising Drive To Build State Veterans’ Memorial
  Donation cards can also be printed ahead of time by visiting the memorial’s website at
10/27/2010Gov. Rell: Credit System in Place for Hunters, Anglers Who Paid Doubled License Fees for 2010 Season
  Credit will be offered at DEP offices and by mail
10/25/2010Gov. Rell: CT Wins $120 M for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Project
  "There are future rounds of funding that we will be pursuing with the same vision and vigor and it is our intention to see it through to completion, because we understand how much it means to the future of our state – and our region."
10/25/2010Gov. Rell Praises State’s Health Insurance Counseling Service for Elders
  The service is available by calling 1-800-994-9422 or visiting and clicking on the CHOICES icon.
10/25/2010Gov. Rell: State Receiving $2 Million in Federal Funds To Bolster Protection of Nursing Home Residents
  “These funds will allow Connecticut to have one of the most comprehensive background checks in the nation.”
10/25/2010Gov. Rell: CT Companies Have New Ally To Grow Their Export Businesses
  To learn more about the CDA, Please visit or call 860-258-7800.
10/21/2010Governor Rell: SBA Setting Up Offices In Fairfield County for Disaster Assistance
  Governor Rell today announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) is setting up disaster assistance offices in Fairfield County beginning next week to assist homeowners, renters and businesses affected by a June 24 tornado.
10/21/2010Gov. Rell: 375th Anniversary Commission Preparing Time Capsule To Cap Year-Long Celebration
  Gov. Rell announced that the 375th Anniversary Commission is preparing to bury a time capsule by the end of 2010 to culminate the year-long celebration of the state’s 375th Anniversary and is inviting the public to submit ideas for inclusion. A link to e-mail suggestions can be found on the 375th Anniversary Web site at: Deadline for submissions is November 1.
10/20/2010Governor Rell: Recent Rains Prompt End to Drought Advisory
10/18/2010Gov. Rell: SBA Assistance for Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven Counties for June 24 Tornado
  For more information, contact the SBA at (800) 659-2955, by e-mail at or online at
10/13/2010Gov. Rell Kicks Off $600,000 Fundraising Drive For Connecticut Veterans Memorial
  For more information, including “Honor Roll of Heroes” forms go to
10/13/2010Governor Rell: First Home in Resident Curator Program Now Ready for Restoration
  For those interested in viewing the interior of the Smith-Curtiss house for purposes of responding to the RFP, the DEP will hold two open houses: Friday, October 29, 2010 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10/12/2010Gov. Rell: State Wins Federal Grant to Stimulate Start-up Tech Companies
  “We will be using this money to help these smaller, veteran- and minority-owned businesses get the individual assistance they need and build partnerships for the commercialization of new and innovative products.”
10/12/2010Gov. Rell: Early Childhood Cabinet Receives Nearly $750,000 in Federal Funds
  Governor Rell announced that the Connecticut Early Childhood Cabinet will receive a $747,000 federal grant to improve coordination and collaboration among early childhood education and care programs in order to improve school preparedness.
10/8/2010Gov. Rell Announces Appointment of Permit Ombudsman
  “For far too long, business leaders have complained that the state’s regulatory process sometimes presents a barrier to economic growth,” Governor Rell said. “It is not the idea of sensible protections that frustrate these leaders – it is the red tape and bureaucratic delay. My Administration was determined to remove these roadblocks, especially as we work to recover from the most difficult economic challenges in decades."
10/7/2010Gov. Rell Designates October 2010 Cyber Security Awareness Month
  “Whether at home, the office, the library or on the road, we are using the internet to carry out more aspects of daily life than ever, said Governor Rell. “Keeping it safe as a medium through which to do so is a shared responsibility across individuals and sectors.”
10/7/2010Governor Rell: First Two Months of Truck Safety Crackdown Results in Nearly 15,000 Violations
  On the same day that Route 8 was partially closed in Thomaston because of an overturned tractor-trailer, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the first two months of the state’s ongoing crackdown on unsafe truckers on Connecticut highways have resulted in citations for 14,777 violations, including tickets for such dangerous practices as following too closely, making unsafe lane changes and speeding.
10/5/2010Gov. Rell: Return Flags to Full Staff Today
10/5/2010Statement on Verdict in Trial of Steven Hayes

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