Garfield Not Quite Ready To Ride Off Into the Golf Course of Retirement

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Jeffrey B. Garfield, executive director and general counsel of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, is retiring after 30 years in the agency. Although it’s effective at the end of the month, he’s going to stay around for a few months until a replacement is hired.  During the monthly meeting yesterday of the SEEC, the Blogster […] [Read More]
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State’s Attorney Clears Rep. O’Rourke From Criminal Charges; Donovan Responds

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Here’s the report that just came out about Rep. Jim O’Rourke, D-Cromwell, who’s been under a cloud most of the year after an incident in Rocky Hill. Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane just released this statement. The report, which clears him in the second-to-last-paragraph, is followed by a statement from Speaker of the House […] [Read More]
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Repubs Pick Healy, Again

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Chris Healy, the Swamp Fox of Connecticut politics, whose guerilla-style hit-and-run sniping at majority Democrats makes the lives of political reporters more interesting, has decided that he’s not going to rent U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s cottage in Ireland for the summer. Instead, he will continue as chairman of the Republican State Central Committee. On Tuesday […] [Read More]
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Capitol Seismograph Notes Fall of O’Rourke House

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The Blogster is saddened by the long-delayed, but-inevitable fall of the house of Jim O’Rourke. No, not the state representative from Cromwell who’s still under investigation following an incident last winter in which a woman he met in a local bar got into his car and was let out in nearby Rocky Hill without shoes, […] [Read More]
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Amann Campaign Hits The Capitol

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Jim Amann, the former House speaker who’s a candidate for governor, picked some low-hanging fruit Monday during a news conference blasting a Connecticut Voice for Children report on the tax credits for the film and digital-media industry. Afterwards, he spoke with a couple of reporters about his campaign. “I’m the only official candidate on both sides of […] [Read More]
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Rell Signs Probate-Court Reforms

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Connecticut continues on track to eliminate under-performing Probate Courts, as Gov. Jodi Rell today announced she has signed the bill that would require the courts to become self sufficient. “This new law creates a system that is more responsive to the needs of people who need probate court services when they are already going through […] [Read More]

Time’s Running Out On Bridgeport Diocese

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It’s nearly 5 p.m. on Thursday, giving the Bridgeport Catholic Diocese 24 hours to appeal the recent state Supreme Court ruling that would require the release of thousands of pages of documents on pedophile priests. [Read More]

Rell Signs Higher-Ed Loan Bill

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Gov. M. Jodi Rell has signed a bill that would let more state students access college loans through a program that began last year with state credit unions. It takes effect immediately under the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority, which can free up $3.5 million guarantee loans issued by credit unions through a statewide […] [Read More]
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