When It Comes To The Bond Commission, Jodi Gets What She Wants

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The DCF girtl’s treatment and detention center in Bridgeport that Gov. Rell vowed yesterday to push through next week’s meeting of the State Bond Commission, is good fodder for Bridgeport politicians. On October 30, they succeeded in delaying the inevitable for a few weeks. They vented during a subsequent public hearing. Now the governor will […] [Read More]
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If Mick Jagger and (Weston’s) Keith Richards Are The Glimmer Twins, What Does that Make Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman?

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    Political Dissonance, perhaps? Anyway, if you have a pulse and don’t need to see a doctor, you know what Joe Lieberman’s been doing down in Washington for the last few weeks. He’s not up for re-election until 2012 and the Blogster believes he’ll have a nice high-paying job with the health industry shortly […] [Read More]
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Stamford Superior Court Workers Agree To Ethics Fines

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  Here’s a news release from the Office of State Ethics: December 22, 2009   Four Judicial Branch employees have paid civil penalties to the Office of State Ethics (OSE) for allegedly using their state positions to obtain financial gain.  Court reporters Kathy Jordan of Orange, Sharon Haas of Stamford, Deidre Clement of New Fairfield, […] [Read More]
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Put On A Happy Face

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 Rep. Cameron C. Staples, D-New Haven, co-chairman of the Finance Committee, said (during the floor debate this afternoon on the plan to delay raising the so-called cliff on the estate tax from $2 million to $3.5 million) that economic forecasts indicate the state’s revenue problem may turn around by 2012. The cliff is when an […] [Read More]
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Larry Cheats Us Out of the Dream Gubernatorial Throwdown: Cafero v. Amann

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Capitol scribes are bemoaning House Minority Leader Larry Cafero’s announcement, which is still going on as the Blogster writes. Cafero, R-Norwalk will not run for governor after all. As reported heee last week, he slipped the news to The Hour of Norwalk first. He told a gathering in his Capitol office that family and the […] [Read More]
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Here’s Your (Early) Retirement, What’s Your Hurry?

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Thirty five, count them, 35 employees of the General Assembly will be leaving at the end of the month after delaying their early retirements for a few months. There was a little party in the LOB on Thursday for the mass departure and the Blogster couldn’t help but wonder about the extent of institutional knowledge […] [Read More]
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Her head is Beautiful

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It’s 2 p.m. and the Blogster just ducked out of teh Press Room holiday party to check on the Genius. Her head’s exposed from the wrappings now and the first 700-pound wing has been bolted into place. [Read More]
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She Has One Wing…

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It’s all very historic and exciting at 12:25 and the wings are being bolted on to the Genius. [Read More]
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She’s Up And…..

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It’s 9 a.m. and the riggers have The Genius of Connecticut up in the air about four feet, ready to swing onto the $30,000 steel-supported marble pedestal at somepoint. Since she’s still wrapped, the allegorical protector of Connecticut looks more like The Mummy horror-film classic, not to be confused with the amateur hour legislative attempts […] [Read More]
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Read It And Drink: We Should Be Able To Buy Booze on $undays in CT To Reduce the Deficit!

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It’s 2 p.m. and researchers from the legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee just told lawmakers that contrary to the smoke blown around the issue of Sunday alcohol sales, there’s a potential for creating $8 million in new revenue each year if the “Land of Steady Habits” would think outside its box, grow up and  finallyapprove […] [Read More]
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