QUICK LINKS:  "About Town" bills of interest;  C.G.A. site (tracking, etc.) ;  analysis of bills, Office of Legislative Research (OLR);  Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA).
LINK to Comptroller's search on CT budget elements.  CT General Statutes -
http://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/titles.htm
THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY LONG SESSION COMING SOON - January 7 - June 3Special Session(s) here after June 2012

CONTENTS:



Not likely.

Op-ed in full:  http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-fasano-connecticut-democrats-rule-1213-20141212-story.html




LIKE A MOVIE SET
If remembered correctly, which is not always the case, the DGA met here a few years ago...or was it the RGA?

Malloy Goes To Cali For DGA Conference
CTNEWSJUNKIE
by Christine Stuart
Dec 8, 2014 11:08am


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be in Los Angeles, California for the next few days attending the Democratic Governors Associationís annual meeting and holiday party.

According to the conference agenda posted online, the event starts on Monday with a reception and tour of Universal Studios in Hollywood. On Tuesday, the governors will eat breakfast at the Beverly Wilshire, which will be followed by a roundtable policy discussion. Next itís lunch and then a VIP reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which is followed by the holiday party.

The DGA blocked off rooms at the Beverly Wilshire where rates begin at $335 per night and the Hotel Montage where rooms start at $330 per night...Story in full:  http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/malloy_goes_to_cali_for_dga_conference/





A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE NEXT BIENNIAL SESSION (2015-2017) BEGINS IN HARTFORD...ABIDING TRUTH FROM CTNEWSJUNKIE OP-ED;  About Town will be watching the outcome of studies from Program Review and Investigation;  plus the issue of drones as the Public Safety Committee







IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL...

Well, there is hospital stay bill, and then there is...a hospital to stay in? 
Story in full: 
http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/tenet_withdraws_plans_to_purchase_connecticut_hospitals/



HEALTH CENTER/HEALTH DEPARTMENT (84) AND INSURANCE DEPARTMENT (76) MOST IN DEMAND AT CONFERENCES: 

As we read the full story, it appears that Connecticut's top administrators involved in Health and Insurance most in demand on the lecture circuit.  Does this mean that Connecticut is sharing its great success in these two areas with the rest of the world - or are we just supporting junkets and conference attendance so that bureaucrats can make connections for future employment or consulting?  To read the story in full:  http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-p-insurance-commissioner-travels-20140926-story.html#page=1





THIS IS HOW CONNECTICUT GOVERNMENT WORKS
Red ink and coal in our stockings...and here is a link to a new page we just built re:  CT Special Sessions of the C.G.A. Wednesday, December 19, 2012.




CHRISTMAS TREE BILL


TO GO TO OLDER REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONS, CLICK HERE