Working Families’ “Billionaire” Stunt, Sets Off Political Pogrom

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Wow, just what we need in the stretch run to a new state budget: Senate Majority Leader Marty Looney going bonkers over a throw-away quote by Chris Cooper, the recently retired Rell spokesman who has come back, for free, a couple days over the last week to deal with poitical damage control for the governor. […] [Read More]
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Higher Taxes On The Way For Sure: Now All We Need Is A Compromise

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Yesterday’s flurry, or should be say slurry, of activity in the Capitol would, on its face, indicates that majority Democrats and the Republican governor are far apart on their budget proposals. In fact, they’ve never been closer and it bodes well for an eventual deal sometime in August. Unfortunately, things are very reminiscent of 2003, […] [Read More]
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Dodd’s Bad Year Continues: Prostate Surgery Next

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The best thing about U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s announcement today that he has an early form of prostate cancer, is that he has the Cadillac of healthcare benefits, thanks to you taxpayers. He’s having a news conference in Hartford right now. He just told reporters he’s spoken with other senators about the disease. “I don’t […] [Read More]
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Pols Agog Over McKinney’s Stunning 4th District Demur

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It’s not so much of a vacuum as a gaping hole in the GOP bench, as Connecticut politicians today come to gripes with Senate Minority Leader John McKinney’s decision not to seek the Fourth Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Greenwich. GOP State Chairman Chris Healy: “I think more power to […] [Read More]
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Name One Function Provided By The State: The DMV, Which Dems Want To Blow Up

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The “Reinvention” of the state budget that majority Democrats shopped around to a few select media outlets yesterday before finally issuing a release late in the afternoon, includes a provision to explode the one state department that actually provides services for everyone over 16 and under 90: the Department of Motor Vehicles. Ask 10 people […] [Read More]
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Where The Heck Is Hal Turner?

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Last week’s national controversy in which Prof. Henry Lewis Gates of Harvard was confronted at his Cambridge doorstep by a Boston police officer got the Blogster wondering about racial profiling. From there, he’s reminded that it’s been a while since he heard an update on Hal Turner, the 47-year-old Jersey blogger with ties to white-supremacist […] [Read More]
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Korean War Anniversary Commemorated

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    It’s National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day 2009 and Gov. Rell has ordered that U.S. and State of Connecticut flags be flown at half-staff until sundown. “Thousands of Connecticut’s best and bravest served with honor and distinction in the Korean Conflict,” Rell said in a statement this afternoon. “It is only fitting that we […] [Read More]
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There’s No Justice In Gravity

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Look out belowwwwwww! The historic hall of the state House of Representatives is closed to the public today, blocked off with yellow caution tape after an overnight incident involving apparent metal fatigue and a 30-inch, cylindrical light fixture that fell 40 feet, crashing into a brass handrail toward the back of the room. Eric Connery, […] [Read More]
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New Q Poll: Doodles Still in Trouble

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U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, called Doodles here to honor a nickname coined years ago in the Capitol Press Room, is still in big trouble. The Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning indicates that his job approval is a dismal 42-percent and Rob Simmons, the former Second District congressman has a 48-39 percent edge among 1,499 […] [Read More]
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Port Authority Confusion Compounded By Veto Override

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HB 6649, the omnibus transportation legislation  including exciting items such as naming bridges and overpasses, was among the bills overridden by majority Democrats yesterday. The veto was a gift to Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, who’s involved in a drama with the City Council over the fate of the city’s Port Authority, which has become less relevant after […] [Read More]
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