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Workers Ask Lawmakers to Focus on the ‘99 Percent’
A coalition of labor, community, and civil rights groups gathered Monday
at a Hartford church before marching to the Legislative Office Building
to ask lawmakers to put the “99 percent” ahead of the wealthiest “1
percent.” Read more
Malloy Receives Kennedy Foundation Award For Treatment of Syrian Refugees
The governor said it was a '"tremendous honor"' to receive the prestigious award. Read more
First Amendment Attorney Starts Open Government Site
Attorney Dan Klau launched the site CTGoodGov.com
. Read more
Opposed To Legalizing
Gov. Malloy expressed his continued opposition to legalizing marijuana to reporters on Monday. Courant has more
The house speaker spoke about the need for regional efficiencies at the
municipal level at the Hartford Business Journal's annual Municipal
Collaboration Summit. Hartford Business Journal has more
CAMPAIGN TRAIL HAPPENINGS
Carter Will Seek Republican Nomination To Challenge Blumenthal
State Rep. Dan Carter made his official announcement Monday at a press conference surrounded by fellow Republican legislators. Read more
Looney Still Undecided In His Presidential Primary Choice
The senate president let reporters know he has yet to decide which candidate he will be supporting in the primary. New Haven Independent has more
Staneski Seeking Re-Election
State Rep. Pam Staneski announced she will run for a second term this November. Milford Patch has more
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will be joined by Mayor Bronin and legislators
for a press conference on his Promise Zone Job Creation Act at 11:30
a.m. Associated Supermarkets, 259 Barbour Street, Hartford.
will announce the winner of the First
Congressional District Art Competition at 5 p.m. at Dehn Gallery at MCC
on Main, 903 Main Street, Manchester.
WELCOME TO OPENCONNECTICUT
- Drinking Liberally-Windsor
will host an event at 7:30 p.m. featuring guest speaker Comptroller
Kevin Lembo at the Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street, Windsor. More information
LOB ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, EVENTS
will hold a press conference to kick-off Sexual Assault Awareness Month at 1 p.m. in the Second Floor Atrium
will meet at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2C View agenda
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
will meet at 11 a.m. in Room 1E View agenda
GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE
will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 2D View agenda
HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 1C
VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Room 1B View agenda
Other Events & Activities
Leadership School starts at 8 a.m. in Room 2B
on the Legalization of Marijuana at 10 a.m. in Room 2E Overflow Room 2A
titled, "Building on Our State's Success - Rebalancing Long Term Services & Supports" starts at 10 a.m. in Room 1D
will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1C
"Project Concern" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 310
will meet at 12:30 p.m. in Room 1A
MAXED OUT? A DISCUSSION ON CONNECTICUT'S DEBT
- A panel
discussion co-sponsored by Rep. John Hampton, D-Simsbury, who has
proposed limiting the amount the state can borrow annually, is slated
for Wednesday, April 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.at the Officers’ Club, 360 Broad
St., Hartford. Click for info & RSVP
CT HEALTH I-TEAM
, ConnectiCare, Hispanic Health Council will
host a panel discussion titled, "Beating Diabetes: Food, Fitness and
Focus." with guest Chef Jay Lewis on April 7 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at
the Chrysalis Center, 255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford. More information
ANNUAL MEETING – GREATER NEW HAVEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
April 7, 7:30a-9:30a at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale; Keynote
speaker – Keith Butler, Chief Commercial Officer at Aer Lingus. More information
will leave Newtown at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 9
and ride their bicycles to Washington D.C. in support of "common sense
legislation to prevent gun violence." The ride will kick off at Edmond
Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown. More information
GEN SILENT - FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & DINNER
older adults in Greater Boston deal with the challenges & hopes of
growing older. April 13, 5-7:30 pm, Otis Library, Otis Library, 261 Main
St, Norwich. More information
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CREAM & SUGAR
'Building A Brighter Future Through Connecticut Urban Center Investment'
CCM Executive Director Joe DeLong explains in an op-ed. Read more
'Profile In Courage: Gov. Malloy's JFK Award For Syrian Refugees Well-Deserved'
A Courant editorial comments on the governor receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Read more
GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR'S DAY
The governor did not release a public schedule in advance.
At 11 a.m., Lt. Gov. Wyman will attend the grand opening of CED
Greentech's new solar warehouse and distribution facility at 1559 King
'Murphy's Monday Manufacturer'
The Senator highlights Moore Tool Company in Bridgeport. Read more
Congrats to Gov. Malloy on being a recipient of the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Read more
Best wishes to former state Rep. Kelvin Roldan
as he heads to Harvard to pursue a doctorate in education leadership.
Congrats to retired state Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr.
on being named a recipient of the 2016 John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award.
Belated birthday wishes to Audrey Honig Geragosian (it was yesterday)!
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