LWVCT CONVENTION 2011 NOW
HISTORY - BUT PUBLIC-PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIP IDEA IS GROWING IN CT
The Call to Convention 2011
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Nicole Gelinas explained the
meaning of "P.P.P." or public-private partnership...
AND CONS OF PRIVATIZATION
Address by Nicole Gelinas to the 2011 LWVCT Convention
of LWVCT Awards to Local Leagues, and individuals of more
than 50-year membership
PICTURE STORY OF LWVCT CONVENTION 2011
The League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc. Convention 2011
took place Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Graduate Club, New
Haven, CT. After a morning Plenary Session,
luncheon and our keynote speaker came next...
LWVCT President Cheryl Dunson
introduced our distinguished keynote speaker, Ms. Gelinas,
and the topic.
NEW HAVEN AVIANS (not visible
in picture) offered comments
After an excellent lunch, the
delegates and visitors listened intently to privatization
report. The birds may have been saying it was a less
expensive way to do local projects - "cheap"
PPP's BEGAN ACROSS THE
Ms. Gelinas defined PPP for
the League. She has studied the PPP model over the
last 10 years or so.
LWV QUESTIONS & MS.
GELINAS' ANSWERS FOLLOWED
Then it was back to business
and the AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION (see below).
Election of Officers (who had been nominated in the morning
Plenary Session) followed, plus other parts of the agenda
related to program, and then LWVCT was delighted to
entertain 2nd Vice President of the League of Women Voters
of the United States and our Liaison, Judy Davis. Ms.
Davis answered four questions that had been submitted to her
prior to Convention by the LWVCT Board. In addition,
further matters were brought up by League members present.
LWVUS VP Judy Davis answers questions.
League convention features Manhattan Institute Senior
Press release by Connecticut League of Women Voters
The Connecticut League of Women Voters’ 2011 State
Convention, on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at The Graduate Club
in New Haven, features Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow
Nicole Gelinas, as its guest speaker. Every 2 years
delegates from local Leagues in Connecticut convene for
workshops, networking, and election of state board members.
This year, Ms. Gelinas will present the convention with a
keynote address on the pros and cons of privatization.
Ms. Gelinas is an accomplished author and a contributing
editor of City Journal, described as the nation’s premier
urban policy magazine. She writes on urban economics and
finance, municipal and corporate finance, and business
issues. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
charterholder and a member of the New York Society of
Securities Analysts. Her most recent book, After the Fall:
Saving Capitalism from Wall Street — and Washington was
published in November 2009. Commentators have called it a
“standout” and “an instant classic” — one of the best
analyses of the country’s 2008 financial meltdown.
Gelinas has published analysis and opinion pieces in the
op-ed pages of the country’s leading publications, such as
the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times,
and Boston Herald.
For more information, contact the League of Women Voters at
203/288-7996 or online at www.lwvct.org.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New Haven Graduate Club
155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
8:00-8:30: REGISTRATION and continental breakfast;
Board members available for questions
8:30 -10:45 Morning PLENARY SESSION, Presiding: Cheryl
Dunson, President, LWVCT
• Adoption of Rules
• Credentials Report
• Minutes of 2009 Convention
• President’s Report
• Report of Nominating Committee
(Presentation of Slate)
• Presentation of Proposed Bylaws Changes:
questions for clarification only
• Presentation of CT Budget: questions for
• PI Team Report
• Presentation of Proposed Program:
questions for clarification only
10:45-11:45 LOCAL LEAGUE NETWORKING SESSION
LUNCHEON 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
12:30 -1:15: Speaker: Nicole Gelinas, of the Manhattan
Institute, on privatization.
1:15-1:30 Recognition of 50-year members
1:30-2:00 p.m. Awards
2:00-4:00 Afternoon PLENARY SESSION.
• Bylaws debate and adoption
• Budget debate and adoption
• Program debate and adoption
• Election of Officers and Board
• News From National: Report by LWVUS
Liaison Judy Davis
• President’s Address/Remarks
• Directions to the Board
Please return one copy for each registrant to LWVCT, 1890
Dixwell Avenue, suite 203, Hamden, CT 06514-3183.
Checks should be made out to “LWVCT, Inc.”
Yes! I’d like to attend Convention 2011:
Amount Enclosed ($45 for first delegate, $42 each additional
□ No one from my League can come, but we’ll permit a member
in good standing of another League to represent us.
to watch a C-SPAN2 presentation by our speaker (from 2009)
University of New Haven, Bartels Hall
June 16, 2007
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Governor wins limited approval to expand public-private
Keith M. Phaneuf, CT MIRROR
October 27, 2011
The consensus jobs bill signed into law Thursday gives the
administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy the ability he
sought to expand public-private partnerships on some types
of state construction projects, a provision state employee
unions fought to eliminate.
As a compromise, the final bill includes labor protections
that unions sought in the measure enacted in special session
Wednesday, then signed a day later with great fanfare. These
include prevailing wage guarantees and oversight by
legislative panels and the State Contracting Standards
With varying degrees of enthusiasm, the governor and unions
professed Thursday to be pleased with the public-private
partnership language, which officials say is necessary in an
era of diminishing federal dollars to leverage private
Malloy said the modified language both addressed concerns of
labor and leaves the state positioned to launch important
"Quite frankly we were looking for ways to capture the power
of the free market, the investing market," he said after
signing the bill.
The legislation authorizes the executive branch, including
quasi-public agencies, to enter into agreement with private
entities to "finance, design, construct, develop, operate or
maintain" certain facilities.
[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at the CT MIRROR website]