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William A. O'Neill:

An Inventory of His Gubernatorial Records at the Connecticut State Archives.

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2560143CL-001Mags--AFDCNovember 5 - December 7,Mayors, shelter employees, AFDC recipients, business people, and social workers urge the Governor to support rental assistance to AFDC families living in unsubsidized housing. Governor responds that
2560143CL-002Mags--AFDCDecember 8, 1987-JanuaryMayors, shelter employees, AFDC recipients, business people, and social workers urge the Governor to support rental assistance to AFDC families living in unsubsidized housing.
2560143CL-003Mags--Bingo Laws1987Constituents oppose the tax on bingo games because it makes the games more expensive for seniors. Governor replies that any change must be done legislatively.
2560143CL-004Mags--[Lyme Disease]September-November 1987Constituents petition the Governor to include in his budget increased funding to study Lyme Disease.
2560143CL-005Mags--CHHC 1/88January 1988Constituents and health care workers criticize the Commission on Hospitals and Health Care for reducing hospital rates so they cannot meet increases in nurses salaries. The Governor defends the Commi
2560143CL-006Mags--CT Interstate Banking Law (Northeast Bancorp)January- March 1988Correspondents urge the Governor to support a law change that would allow Connecticut banks to merge with larger ones in New York State. No response from the Governor is in the file.
2560143CL-007Mags--Converse Communications CenterAugust-October 1988Deaf individuals and their advocates petition and write urging the Governor to restore an $80,000 cut in the 1989 budget for Converse Communication Center. The Center provided TDD message relay servi
2560143CL-008Mags--Elderly NutritionOctober-December 1988Senior citizens and their advocates ask Governor to not cut the elderly nutrition program. Governor responds that no cuts were made in the current year, and the proposed cut is just a proposal.
2560143CL-009Mags--Farmington Canal CorridorDecember 1987- SeptemberConstituents request that Governor support efforts to use the abandoned rail corridor along the Farmington Canal as a multi-use trail. Some of the letters were bucked to the Department of Transportat
2560143CL-010Mags--FCC Cellular Telephone TowerJune-July 1988Residents of Greenwich and towns nearby in New York object to plans to erect a cellular telephone tower in Greenwich. The Governor sends these letters to the Siting Council for direct response and th
2560143CL-011Mags--Fingerprint Identification (AFIS)December 1987-March 1988Law enforcement professionals write in support of Dr. Henry Lee's request for an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the Forensic Science Laboratory. They urge the Governor to supp
2560143CL-012Mags--Fleet Banking Financial LettersDecember 1987-March 1988Constituents oppose proposed legislation allowing the Fleet Group of Rhode Island to merge with a New York bank without divesting itself of its Connecticut holdings. Many feel that Connecticut banks s
2570143CL-013Mags--House Bill 5545March-April 1988Certified Public Accountants and businessmen ask Governor to support the portion of H.B. 5545 that exempts their business or their financial analysts, respectively, from taxation. The bill clarifies
2570143CL-014Mags--Jai Alai StrikeApril-May 1988Individuals who frequented Jai Alai frontons urge the Governor to support the players who want a union, and to keep the frontons, which were closed due to violence, closed until an agreement is reache
2570143CL-015Mags--MassportDecember 1987-February 19Private pilots and businessmen object to Massport's proposal to increase landing fees at Logan Airport. The Governor responds that he is monitoring the situation.
2570143CL-016Mags--MTA Smoking Ban Mags--MTA Smoking BanMarch-April 1988Primarily opposition to the smoking ban imposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on commuter trains. The main accusation was that the decision had been made without public input. They al
2570143CL-017Mags--Municipal Liability Trust Fund Mags--MTA Smoking BanFebruary, April 1988Municipal leaders urge the Governor to continue funding the trust fund so towns and cities can reduce their liability risks. The Governor replies that he cannot include the money in his 1988-1989 bud
2570143CL-018Mags--Nursing [Shortage]October 1987-April 1988Three topics concerning nursing were included in this file. Nurses and health care administrators volunteer to serve on the Task Force on Nursing, ask that a working nurse be appointed, or suggest th
2570143CL-019Mags--Private Health Care ProvidersOctober 1987-January 1988Employees request fair wages for private health care workers under contract to the Department of Mental Health. Parents and providers add their support for increased salaries. The Governor confirms
2570143CL-020Mags--Property TaxFebruary-April 1988Businessmen oppose tax classification which could raise their property taxes, and the ask the Governor to continue supporting the business service tax exemption. O'Neill responds that he is personall
2570143CL-021Mags--Racial IntegrationDecember 1987-January 198Constituents oppose Education Commissioner Tirozzi's school desegregation plan, in part because it includes busing children from the suburbs to the city. Some correspondents call for Tirozzi's resign
2570143CL-022Mags--State Library BudgetOctober 1988-January 1989Library associations, genealogists, librarians, town selectmen and library patrons were among the constituents who urged the Governor to support full funding for the State Library so it could maintain
2570143CL-023Mags--State Library Budget, copiesOctober-December 1988Copies of letters sent by library associations, genealogists, librarians, town selectmen and library patrons to their state representatives and senators urging them to support full funding for the Sta
2570143CL-024Mags--United Fleet BankDecember 1987-January 198Customers of United Bank and Trust oppose the divestiture of their bank because of Fleet National Bank's pending merger with a New York State bank. No response from the Governor is in the file.
2580143CL-025Mags--Adult Day CareFebruary-March 1989Health care providers and relatives of the elderly protest the elimination of funding for adult day care programs from the 1989-1990 state budget. The Governor's response does not seem to address thi
2580143CL-026Mags--AFDCJanuary-February 1989Ministers, Yale students, AFDC recipients, business people, legal assistance organizations, and social workers urge the Governor to support rental assistance to families receiving Aid to Families with
2580143CL-027Mags--Andover Lake DamJuly 1989Residents near Andover Lake have protested the existence of a house built without permits and within the flood plain of the dam. Now they are angry at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
2580143CL-028Mags--Automated Library TechnologyJune 1989Librarians and one patron ask the Governor to include the State Library's request for funds on the Bon Commission's agenda. The money was earmarked for two computerized library catalog systems, reQue
2580143CL-029Mags--B.A.T. IndustriesAugust-September 1989Employees plead with the Governor to intervene in the hostile takeover of their employer, B.A.T. Industries, the parent of Saks Fifth Avenue. The Governor responds that he has no authority to stop th
2580143CL-030Mags--Bill 7224March 1989Parents, service providers, and advocates urge the Governor to restore three million dollars to the Department of Mental Retardation's sheltered workshops. The Governor responds that the cuts only lim
2580143CL-031Mags--Breakthrough for [to] the Aging ProgramFebruary-March 1989The elderly and their caretakers protest cuts and urge the Governor's support of the Department of Aging budget, particularly the program that sends volunteers to visit the house-bound elderly. The G
2580143CL-032Mags--Business-to-Business [Sales Tax] #3February-April 1989Businessmen and others oppose a new tax imposed on some business-to-business and professional services. The Governor thanks writers for voicing their concerns but he presented a balanced in February a
2580143CL-033Mags--Capital Gains #4February-May 1989Retirees, individuals starting businesses, and others object to a proposed increase of the capital gains tax. The Governor thanks writers for voicing their concerns but he presented a balanced in Feb
2580143CL-034Mags--Community PlacementNovember 1988-January 198Parents, relatives, friends and supporters of the Shoreline Association for the Retarded and Handicapped oppose the cut proposed for the Department of Mental Retardation budget. Their counter proposa
2580143CL-035Mags--[Cromwell Trash-to-Energy Plant]April 1989Residents of Cromwell and of neighboring towns object to the construction of a trash-to-energy plant in Cromwell. Governor O'Neill describes the need to find a solution to the state's solid waste pro
2580143CL-036Mags--DEP Increased FundingJuly-September 1989Constituents urge the Governor to increase funding for the state Department of Environmental Protection. Correspondents mention staffing needs and the restoration of Long Island Sound most often. O'
2580143CL-037Mags--Doyle, RobertAugust-September 1989Friends and customers of a Litchfield pharmacist ask Governor O'Neill to intervene in his case. Robert Doyle was arrested for providing drugs without a prescription. The Governor states that he has
2580143CL-038Mags--DrugsSeptember-October 1989Constituents urge O'Neill to pass laws stipulating mandatory convictions for drug dealers and users, providing more jail cells, and allocating money to cities for fighting drugs. They made their view
2580143CL-039Mags--Fair Wage, DMRNovember-December 1989Administrators and board members of associations for retarded citizens and service providers request funding to the Department of Mental Retardation that would assure fair wages for private sector emp
2590143CL-040Mags--Flag BurningSeptember-November 1989Letters, an advertisement in a newspaper, and pre-printed postal cards from constituents urge the Governor and legislature to ratify the flag burning amendment. Also includes two petitions from VFW p
2590143CL-041Mags--Fort Hill Park (BWG)February 1989Form letters urge the Governor to support construction of affordable housing in Waterbury. He assures correspondents that the project is on the Bond Commission's agenda.
2590143CL-042Mags--Hazardous Waste SitesApril-May 1989Form letters from constituents entreat the Governor to support H.B. 7302 which set goals for cleaning up sites and increased hazardous waste assessments to make industries liable for more of the costs
2590143CL-043Mags--Health and Welfare Services for Non-Public SchoolsMarch-May 1989Parents of school children, school administrators, teachers, and social workers send form letters opposing budget cuts to health and welfare services (psychologists, nurses, social workers, etc.) prov
2590143CL-044Mags--Higher Education's Budget ReductionsApril-May 1989College students ask the Governor to restore funds to the State College budgets. The Governor essentially says, sorry, but the deficit made the cuts necessary.
2590143CL-045Mags--Homeless (Millie)January-April 1989Constituents, mostly Yale students, oppose elimination of rental subsidies for homeless families in emergency situations. Some families face eviction April 10 unless emergency housing or funding is f
2590143CL-046Mags--Homosexual [Wesleyan University Students]February-April 1989Students at Wesleyan University undertake a letter-writing campaign to support a gay rights bill, H.B. 7115, that would add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination legislation. Two massive mailings
2590143CL-047Mags--HomosexualFebruary 12-26, 1989Letters for and against the proposed gay rights legislation, H.B. 7115, that would add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination legislation. Several churches sent petitions against the bill. The Go
2590143CL-048Mags--HomosexualFebruary 26-March 9, 1989Letters for and against the proposed gay rights legislation, H.B. 7115, that would add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination legislation. The Governor assures letter writers that he will keep thei
2590143CL-049Mags--Homosexual [no response]1989Letters for and against the proposed gay rights legislation, H.B. 7115, that would add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination legislation. Letter writers did not include a complete name or address,
2590143CL-050Mags--Hospitals--Conn. Hospital Association (Norris)November 7-21, 1989Complaints from hospital administrators and board members complaining about the slow budget process at the Commission on Hospitals and Health Care. The delay impacts when and how hospitals set their
2600143CL-051Mags--Hospitals--Conn. Hospital Association (Norris)November 22-27, 1989Complaints from hospital administrators and board members complaining about the slow budget process at the Commission on Hospitals and Health Care. The delay impacts when and how hospitals set their
2600143CL-052Mags--Hospitals--Conn. Hospital Association (Norris)November 28, 1989-JanuaryComplaints from hospital administrators and board members complaining about the slow budget process at the Commission on Hospitals and Health Care. The delay impacts when and how hospitals set their
2600143CL-053Mags--Housing Eviction 89 (BG)January 1989Residents of a Berlin mobile home park appeal to the Governor for assistance when they learn they are to be evicted. O'Neill lists the individuals who are working to find a solution.
2600143CL-054Mags--Housing--HomelessMarch-April 1989Constituents oppose elimination of rental subsidies for homeless families in emergency situations. Some families face eviction April 10 unless emergency housing or funding is found. Governor O'Neill
2600143CL-055Mags--Iroquois Gas Transmission (Bob Grant)January-May 1989Groups, individuals and businesses, many from Shelton, oppose the construction of multiple gas lines through Connecticut. The Governor's response is not in the file.
2600143CL-056Mags--LotteryJuly 1989Constituents write in support of Lottery Chief Blaine Lewis and protest his dismissal.
2600143CL-057Mags--Medicaid (Long Term Care) (Jane)July-August 1989Certified Nursing Assistants and their administrators object to a new provision requiring them to be re-certified. The Governor states that it is a federal, not a state, issue.
2600143CL-058Mags--Medicaid--Pharmaceutical (DIM) MillieJuly 15-23, 1989Pharmacists, supported by a few customers, protest the eight percent cut in the average wholesale price reimbursements for Medicaid and ConnPACE prescriptions. They claim the increased costs will eit
2600143CL-059Mags--Medicaid--Pharmaceutical (DIM) MillieJuly 24-August 29, 1989Pharmacists, supported by a few customers, protest the eight percent cut in the average wholesale price reimbursements for Medicaid and ConnPACE prescriptions. They claim the increased costs will eit
2600143CL-060Mags--Mental Retardation Budget (Norris)June 1989Staff at Mansfield Training School send a form letter criticizing the accelerated community placement of clients and the threatened lay-offs of staff to help balance the state budget. A parent of a D
2600143CL-061Mags--MetaMetrics, Div. of Rehabilitation Services (Norris)March-April 1989MetaMetrics conducted a performance audit of the Department of Rehabilitation Services and made recommendations for improving the administration by either keeping it within the Department of Education
2600143CL-062Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)January 29-February 10, 1Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2600143CL-063Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)February 11-15, 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-064Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)February 16-March 4, 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-065Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)March 6-12, 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-066Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)March 13-30, 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-067Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)April 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-068Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)May 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-069Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley)July-November 1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-070Mags--Miscellaneous Taxes #5 (Charley) [no response]1989Constituents tell the Governor not to raise taxes and criticize the Governor for wasteful spending. Some writers enclose a tea bag with their letters. Constituents particularly object to a state inco
2610143CL-071Mags--MuseumMarch-April 1989Individuals appeal to the Governor to change his decision to eliminate funding for the Connecticut Museum of Natural History and for the State Archaeologist. O'Neill cites the deficit and the need to
2610143CL-072Mags--New Seasons (DMR) (Norris)May 1989New Seasons ran group homes for the mentally retarded. Family and friends of clients ask the Governor for additional funding for staff salary increases. They assert that without additional funding,
2620143CL-073Mags--New York CommuterMarch 17-June 14, 1989Connecticut residents who work in New York seek a remedy from that state's new tax on both incomes of a couple even when only one works in New York. The Governor replies that he is doing all he can t
2620143CL-074Mags--Nursing Homes [Board Members]March 27-May 9, 2989Nursing home administrators and board members strongly oppose cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates, which would mean not being able to provide competitive wages for qualified nurses and reducing servi
2620143CL-075Mags--Nursing Homes (Dear Friend)February-March 1989Nursing home staff and residents' families strongly oppose cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates. Also included are petitions opposing H.B. 7227 (which never made it out of committee). No response fr
2620143CL-076Mags--Nursing Homes (Dear Friend [version 1])February 15-March 5, 1989Nursing home staff, administrators, residents and their' families strongly oppose cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates. The Governor describes the financial costs of long term care and explains that
2620143CL-077Mags--Nursing Homes (State Budget) Friend version 2] (Jane)February 8-March 3, 1989Nursing home staff and residents' families strongly oppose H.B. 7227 and budget cuts that will decrease Medicaid reimbursement rates. H.B. 7227 never made it out of committee. The Governor describes
2620143CL-078Mags--Nursing Homes (State Budget) Friend version 2] (Jane)March 4-9, 1989Nursing home staff and residents' families strongly oppose H.B. 7227 and budget cuts that will decrease Medicaid reimbursement rates. H.B. 7227 never made it out of committee. The Governor describes
2620143CL-079Mags--Nursing Homes (State Budget) Friend version 2] (Jane)March 10-August 28, 1989Nursing home staff and residents' families strongly oppose H.B. 7227 and budget cuts that will decrease Medicaid reimbursement rates. H.B. 7227 never made it out of committee. The Governor describes
2620143CL-080Mags--Nursing Homes (State Budget) Friend version 2] (Jane)[1989]Nursing home staff and residents' families strongly oppose H.B. 7227 and budget cuts that will decrease Medicaid reimbursement rates. H.B. 7227 never made it out of committee. The Governor describes
2630143CL-081Mags--Nursing Homes (State Budget) Friend version 2] (Jane)1989Nursing home staff and residents' families strongly oppose H.B. 7227 and budget cuts that will decrease Medicaid reimbursement rates. H.B. 7227 never made it out of committee. The Governor does not
2630143CL-082Mags--Oak Hill School (NH/VL)February-May 1989Families, friends and staff of Oak Hill School ask the Governor to allocate funds to support programs operated by Connecticut Institute for the Blind, including Oak Hill School. Current funding will
2630143CL-083Mags--Park ClosingsApril 1989Residents object to plans curtailing access to thirteen state parks. The Governor informs writers that the decision was rescinded.
2630143CL-084Mags--[Pending Legislation]March-April 1989Constituents ask the Governor to support or veto various bills in the House and Senate. Some of the bills addressed related to dairy income enhancement, the sale of farm land, regional schools, and a
2630143CL-085Mags--Penfield Reef (MCA/VL)March-May 1989Hunters and fishermen write to support the state purchase of land to be used for parking at the Penfield Reef area in Fairfield. The Governor refers them to the Department of Environmental Protection
2630143CL-086Mags--Portland Trash-to-Energy PlantMarch-April 1989Portland and Cromwell residents oppose the construction of a plant in their neighborhood. The Governor assures them that there will be public hearings before a decision is reached selecting one of th
2630143CL-087Mags--Preston Trash-to-Energy PlantMarch 1989One letter from a constituent opposed to the proposed site in Preston because of its proximity to schools. The Governor assures the individual that there will be public hearings before a decision is r
2630143CL-088Mags--Proposed Deep River ConstructionMarch-May 1989Residents object to a proposal to cut trees and widen Route 154 in Deep River, the town's Main Street. No response from the Governor is in the file.
2630143CL-089Mags--1989-90 Proposed State BudgetDecember 1988-February 15Constituents express their concerns and frustrations about the proposed state budget. Some request that the Governor not cut funding for residential facilities for the mentally ill or for other state
2630143CL-090Mags--1989-90 Proposed State BudgetFebruary 16-April 1989Constituents express their concerns and frustrations about the proposed state budget. Some request that the Governor not cut funding for residential facilities for the mentally ill or for other state
2630143CL-091Mags--Proposed Utility Tax #1February 6-10, 1989Businesses, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and others oppose O'Neill's suggestion to extend the sales tax to utility bills. Some individuals propose a state income tax instead, and others threaten
2630143CL-092Mags--Proposed Utility Tax #1February 11-March 13, 198Businesses, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and others oppose O'Neill's suggestion to extend the sales tax to utility bills. Some individuals propose a state income tax instead, and others threaten
2640143CL-093Mags--Rea Estate Conveyance TaxApril 1989The New Canaan Board of Realtors encouraged individuals to use the advertisement they placed in the newspaper to send a message to Hartford. The message was, kill the proposed increases in real estat
2640143CL-094Mags--Route 6September-October 1989Residents of eastern Connecticut express their anger toward O'Neill for trying to bypass the Army Corps of Engineers' denial of approval for the Route 6 expressway. The Corps denied approval in order
2640143CL-095Mags--Route 7March 1989One individual's letter opposing the construction of a Super Route 7. The Governor defends the state's plans. More letters concerning Route 7 can be found in the Sub-series Transportation.
2640143CL-096Mags--Route 25 (Marilyn)February 1989Residents of Northbrook Condominiums do not want their neighborhood destroyed to accommodate a new Route 25 highway. They advocate widening the current road instead. The Governor defends the Departme
2640143CL-097Mags--Route 72 ExpresswayNovember 1988-March 1989Residents of Bristol and neighboring towns oppose the extension of Route 72 based on economics (state budget) and practicality. The Governor defends the project on both points.
2640143CL-098Mags--State Income Tax #2February-May 1989Some constituents ask the Governor to continue opposing a state income tax, while a majority ask him to give it serious consideration. O'Neill reaffirms his opposition to the income tax.
2640143CL-099Mags--[State] Income Tax #2 with changesApril-June 1989Some constituents ask the Governor to continue opposing a state income tax, while a majority ask him to give it serious consideration. O'Neill reaffirms his opposition to the income tax in a letter d
2640143CL-100Mags--State Income Tax #2 with Monagan ChangesMay-June 1989Constituents express their opposition to an increased sales tax, preferring a state income tax. O'Neill reaffirms his opposition to the income tax in a letter different from the ones sent previously.
2640143CL-101Mags--UConn Health Center Paramedic ProgramApril-May 1989Constituents oppose the UConn Health Center budget plan that will eliminate the Paramedic Program and lay off four fire fighters. After the Governor's office contacts UConn Health Center officials, t
2640143CL-102Mags--WIC (Women, Infants and Children) ProgramOctober 1989Individuals ask O'Neill to provide state funding to the WIC Program's supplemental nutrition project. The Governor will consider the request, but says he must be cognizant of all social service progr
2650143CL-103Mags--An Act Concerning ChlorofluorocarbonsJanuary-February 1990Memoranda from the Governor to all state agencies concerning P.A. 89-227, An Act Concerning Chlorofluorocarbons, and a provision that prohibits any state agency or institution from purchasing any new
2650143CL-104Mags--An Act Concerning . . . Medical CareMarch-June 1990A family member opposes cuts in funding for nursing homes which is where her mother resides. Several drafts of the Governor's letter inform constituents that the bill was not passed and explains the
2650143CL-105Mags--An Act Concerning the Repeal of Certain StatutesApril-May 1990Constituents urge the Governor to either sign or veto H.B. 5447, An Act Concerning the Repeal of Certain Statutes, which would repeal criminal statures against abortion. The Governor explains why he
2650143CL-106Mags--APRN [Advanced Practice Registered Nurse]February 1990A Nurse Practitioner asks the Governor to allocate funds to the Department of Health Services to implement a licensing program for APRNs allowing them to write prescriptions. Only one incoming letter
2650143CL-107Mags--Affordable HousingFebruary 1990The Governor invites individuals to help create a new Connecticut Housing Finance and Development Authority.
2650143CL-108Mags--AIDSNovember 1989-January 199A minister and a social service administrator ask the Governor to fund agencies that help AIDS victims. He assures them the housing for AIDS victims is a high priority of the Human Services Cabinet.
2650143CL-109Mags--Boot CampJanuary-February 1990Municipal leaders oppose the development of a boot camp on the grounds of the Cheshire Correctional Institution. O'Neill reminds them of the prison overcrowding crisis. This is part of the solution
2650143CL-110Mags--Bradley Airport - AmsterdamMarch 1990Drafts of the Governor's letter and a copy of Transportation Commissioner Burns' letter to Senators and Congressmen in Washington requesting their support for international service from Bradley Airpo
2650143CL-111Mags--BudgetJanuary-August 1990Various drafts of letters sent from the Governor to constituents and state legislators putting Connecticut's budget into context with other New England states. The Governor includes a statement about
2650143CL-112Mags--Bulkeley High SchoolMarch 1990Students complain about the polluted air in Hartford's Bulkeley High School. The Governor's response is not in the file.
2650143CL-113Mags--Burlington Fish HatcheryFebruary-March 1990Individuals express concern about the impact of a multifamily development on the Burlington Fish Hatchery. Governor refers concerns to Commissioner Carothers of the Department of Environmental Protec
2650143CL-114Mags--Care and ShareMarch 1990Drafts of the Governor's letter to volunteers and committee chairmen thanking them for making the fund drive successful.
2650143CL-115Mags--DCYS [Budget]January 1990Constituents plead with the Governor to not cut the Department of Children and Youth Services budget. The Governor assures them he will take their concerns into consideration.
2650143CL-116Mags--College FundingFebruary 1990A teacher and a student express their concerns about proposed cuts to the budget for higher education. The Governor responds with a description of his commitment to higher education.
2650143CL-117Mags--CHHCMay-June 1990Constituents write in support of the Facilities Renewal Project proposed for Yale-New Haven Hospital and which is undergoing review by the Commission on Hospitals and Health Care. No response from th
2650143CL-118Mags--CONNSACSJanuary 1990Drafts of O'Neill's letter promising to take concerns into consideration sent to individuals objecting to budget cuts to the sexual assault service.
2650143CL-119Mags--Educational CutsDecember 1989-March 1990Faculty and students protest cuts to the community college and state university systems. Several drafts of the Governor's response affirm his commitment to higher education but admits priorities chan
2650143CL-120Mags--Education--Rehab[ilitation] ServicesDecember 1989-January 199Three learning disable individuals express concern about a projected budget shortfall that could reduce access to rehabilitative services. The Governor reports that funding has been found and the sho
2650143CL-121Mags--Elderly NutritionJanuary 1990Drafts of the Governor's response to constituents urging him to continue funding elderly nutrition programs. He said he would take their suggestions into consideration.
2650143CL-122Mags--Energy PricesJanuary 1990Copies of the Governor's response to complaints about rising energy costs. He informs constituents that he ordered a statewide investigation and requested a Congressional investigation.
2650143CL-123Mags--Fair WageDecember 1989-March 1990Employees of private health care providers under contract to the Department of Mental Health demand a fair wage, comparable to their peers working for the state government. The Governor outlines his a
2650143CL-124Mags--Gifted StudentsDecember 1989-January 199Constituents demand that programs for gifted students be included in the next budget. The Governor does not hold out much hope that funding will be restored.
2650143CL-125Mags--Gov[ernment] Management and EfficiencyJanuary-February 1990Individuals send their resumes and ask for a position with the Governor's Special Counsel for Government Management and Efficiency. Counsel Timothy Bannon replies that there are not plans to create o
2650143CL-126Mags--Gregan, RichardMarch-April 1990Individuals both defend and strongly criticize the actions of Canine Control Officer Richard Gregan in handling a animal abuse case. The Governor bucks the letters to Agriculture Commissioner Kenneth
2650143CL-127Mags--Hate BillMay 1990Letters in favor of and against the so-called Hate Crime Bill which would impose stronger sentences on individuals who assault people because of their race, religion, sexual preference, etc. The Gove
2650143CL-128Mags--Hazardous Waste Program1989 (found with 1990)One letter expressing the opinion that residents and industries should reduce and prevent hazardous waste problems instead of managing it afterward. The Governor explains the generation of hazardous
2650143CL-129Mags--Iroquois Nat[ural] Gas PipelineFebruary 1990Connecticut residents oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline across the state. The Governor states his opposition and the conditions under which the pipeline could be built.
2650143CL-130Mags--Library Assoc[iation]December 1989-January 199Librarians and patrons appeal to the Governor for his support of the budget items identified as critical by the Connecticut Library Association. The Governor promises to take these concerns into cons
2650143CL-131Mags--Lifestar [sic] HelicopterDecember 1989-January 199Constituents ask the Governor to support Hartford Hospital's request for a second Life Star helicopter. He informs these individuals that the application will be reconsidered.
2650143CL-132Mags--Maneuver Prog[ram]April-May 1990Naugatuck Valley residents express their displeasure that a charity event, the Griffin Hospital Cow Maneuver, was cancelled because of a state regulation supervising charitable gaming. The Governor s
2650143CL-133Mags--Metro NorthDecember 1989-January 199Commuters on the New Haven Line write about their support or opposition to fare increases proposed by Metro North. The Governor states his opposition to the increase.
2650143CL-134Mags--MVD [Department of Motor Vehicles] Branch ClosingFebruary 1990Constituents object to proposed plans to close certain Department of Motor Vehicle branch offices, part of the study of the Management of State Government. The Governor suggests individuals write to
2650143CL-135Mags--Order of SelectionJanuary-March 1990Primarily drafts of Governor's response to constituents concerned about the possibility of an Order of Selection by the Division of Rehabilitative Services. One sample incoming letter is included. O
2650143CL-136Mags--Power Plant, Killingly1989-1990The Governor explains the process by which a permit was issues for a wood-fueled power plant in Killingly and includes the Siting Council's Findings of Fact, Opinion, and Decision and Order in the cas
2650143CL-137Mags--Pre-cast cells in prisonDecember 1989-January 199Drafts of the Governor's reply to opponents of using pre-cast cement cells in building prisons. He explains the dire need for prison expansion in the state.
2650143CL-138Mags--Prison OvercrowdingJanuary 1990Drafts of Governor's response to Cheshire residents who object to the development of a boot camp on the grounds of the Cheshire Correctional Center.
2650143CL-139Mags--Puppetry Program, UConnMarch-April 1990Constituents protest freezing the faculty position in puppetry at UConn's Theater Department. O'Neill explains how tight the budget is.
2650143CL-140Mags--Quinebaug ParkApril 1990Drafts of the Governor's response to residents of Quinebaug Park, an adult mobile home community concerning an increase in their rent. He bucks the letters to Consumer Protection. No constituent let
2650143CL-141Mags--Rental Ass[istance] ProgramFebruary-March 1990Individuals propose that one solution to homelessness and lack of affordable housing is to increase the appropriation for the Rental Assistance Program. The Governor states the fiscal situation precl
2650143CL-142Mags--Resource Recover, HaddamFebruary 1990Drafts of the Governor's letter to Haddam residents that the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority has addressed their concerns about the location of a resource recovery facility in their town. No
2650143CL-143Mags--Response Time [on] CorrespondenceMarch 1990Memorandum from Executive Aide David McQuade advising all Commissioners that requests from the Governor's office for a draft response should be completed in five working days.
2650143CL-144Mags--Rifle and Shotgun Waiting PeriodMay 1990One individual sends a copy of the same letter on three consecutive days to the Governor urging him to veto S.B. 305 that imposes a statewide waiting period on shotgun and rifle sales. No response fr
2650143CL-145Mags--Roe v WadeApril-May 1990Constituents express their opposition to abortion. The Governor responds that his religious views are against the practice but as a government leader he must uphold the law.
2650143CL-146Mags--Senior Citizens--MedicareMarch 1990A draft of the Governor's reply to individuals concerned about Medicare rate increases and benefit changes. He reports that he has asked Insurance Commission Peter F. Kelly to hold a public hearing. N
2650143CL-147Mags--Shaw (Gates) PropertyMarch 1990Constituents urge the Governor to support the state purchase of the Shaw property along the Farmington River. The Governor states he hopes to expedite the process.
2650143CL-148Mags--State Telecommunications Tower, WiltonJanuary-March 1990Wilton residents oppose a planned modification to the State Police telecommunications tower in their community. In reply, the Governor describes the hearing and decision-making processes of the Sitin
2650143CL-149Mags--SwansJanuary-February 1990One constituent letter opposes killing swans to control their population. Several drafts of the Governor's reply defends the Department of Environmental Protection's actions.
2650143CL-150Mags--UConn--BudgetNovember 1989-March 1990Students, parents and others oppose budget cuts proposed by the legislature. The Governor replies by describing all he has done for higher education.
2650143CL-151Mags--UConn--Food ServiceMarch-April 1990Food service employees are concerned about changes in their contract with UConn. The Governor states the contract is the responsibility of UConn's administration and then describes what he has done f
2650143CL-152Mags--UNC Naval ProductsApril 1990One constituent expresses concern about the economic and personal impact of the closing of a major employer like UNC. The Governor reports that the Departments of Economic Development and Labor are w
2650143CL-153Mags--Women, Infants and Children Food ProgramOctober 1989-January 1990Recipients and others oppose pending cuts to the WIC program. O'Neill states that he has no choice due to fiscal constraints although he understands the importance of the program.