Archive for July, 2011

New agreement with the unions proposed, election race heats up

July 26, 2011
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Here are highlights from last week’s political news in and about Connecticut. State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) leaders met on Monday to discuss amendments of the SEBAC bylaws. According to the amendments, a simple majority of eight unions or 50 percent of its membership would be enough to ratify an agreement with the...
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Layoff notices sent, governor’s budget plan released

July 18, 2011
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Here are highlights from last week’s news in Connecticut’s world of politics. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced 328 layoff notices sent to a total of five state agencies. These include the Office of Policy and Management (2 layoff notices), the state Department of Construction Services (14), the state Department of Correction (222), the...
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Effort to prevent layoffs, signed bills, transparency site launches

July 12, 2011
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Here are last week’s political news highlights from and about Connecticut. Former state Representative and communication strategist Jonathan Pelto wrote an open letter to Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman urging her, as an “equal partner” to Governor Malloy, to convince him to talk with the state labor unions for a “fair and equitable concession agreement...
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Budget back to reality, Job Tour, new Republican leadership

July 5, 2011
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Here are last week’s political news highlights in and about Connecticut. The Connecticut General Assembly passed the alternative state budget in a special session scheduled by Governor Malloy after the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) members didn’t ratify the deal, also known as the tentative agreement or the SEBAC deal, that its leaders...
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