Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is drawing attention to a new law that attempts to toughen standards for Connecticut pet shops.
The legislation, which takes effect on Oct. 1, prohibits pet shops from buying or selling cats and dogs from breeders who have violated the U.S. Department of Agriculture's animal welfare regulations. It also requires pet shop license-holders to post certain USDA inspection reports for breeders of any dog offered for sale.
New figures show Connecticut's high school graduation rate has improved for the fourth consecutive year.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday the improvement shows efforts to boost state education funding, especially to poorer districts, is working. Malloy is expected to tout his education record in his re-election campaign.
Data released Wednesday show the statewide graduation average increased by 0.7 percent, from 2012 to 2013. That represents a cumulative increase of 3.7 percent over the 2010 high school graduation rate.
A union vote on Friday scuttled a labor-concessions package that the governor was counting on to balance a two-year state budget, setting the stage for cuts that could include thousands of layoffs.
Shared sacrifice was the motto of Governor Dannel Malloy’s first budget proposal Wednesday.