Monthly Archive for June, 2009

: June, 2009

Repubs Pick Healy, Again

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

Capitol Seismograph Notes Fall of O’Rourke House

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

Amann Campaign Hits The Capitol

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

Rell Signs Probate-Court Reforms

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

Time’s Running Out On Bridgeport Diocese

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

Rell Signs Higher-Ed Loan Bill

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

If You Paid For It, Is It Really Junk Mail?

It’s 7:30 on Friday night. The Capitol is still and the Blogster is a posting away from taking a few days off to get over the laughter, lies and hypocrisy of the 2009 regular session. But what were

Unlike Action On Death Row at Northern Correctional Institution, The End Comes Swiftly For Capital-Punishment Repeal Bill

About 24 hours after receiving the bill from the Secretary of the State, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has vetoed the controversial repeal of capital punishment in Connecticut. This is a veto message that will be

Lawmakers Ask Rell To “Fix” For Capital Punishment, Or Ratifiy Its Abolition

The co-chairmen of the legislative Judiciary Committee today raised the heat on Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who has promised to veto the legislation that would repeal the Connecticut death penalty. Sen. Andrew

Senate Approves Resolution Regretting Slavery

It’s 10:49 and the Senate just approved a House joint resolution on acknowledging, regretting and apologizing for slavery in Connecticut. Until 1848 slaves were property. In 1777, 1779 and 1780 the