The Late Bill O’Neill Sure Got His Kicks On Route 66

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The Release from Gov. Rell says enough about Bill O’Neill, the last Democratic governor, who once managed his family tavern in East Hampton.   ROUTE 66 TO BE RENAMED AFTER GOV. O’NEILL Tuesday, 12/1st at 4:00 PM State Representatives Gail K. Hamm (D-East Hampton), State Senator Eileen Daily (D-Westbrook), Nikki O’Neill, Governor Bill O’Neill’s widow, […] [Read More]
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Fedele Plans Announcement, Possibly Wednesday, to Run for Gov

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Capitol denizens are expecting Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele to launch his bid for governor this week, possibly as soon as Wednesday. [Read More]
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Cafero Guber Candidacy Would Add Spice, Wit, To Race To The Mansion

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When it comes to elections, the Blogster believes that the more candidates, the merrier. What could be more fun that four or five Democrats (Susan Bysiewicz, Dan Malloy of Stamford, Jim Amann of Milford, Rudy “Who?” Marconi of Ridgefield, Sen. Gary Lebeau) and a couple or more Republicans (House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, of Norwalk, […] [Read More]
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It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like A $pecial $e$$ion December 15

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  As Capitol staffers decamped for their holiday weekend this afternoon  Gov. Rell, on her way out the door to visit her daughter and grandchildren in Denver, dropped the other shoe: December 15 is the date of the sepcial session to address her proposed $470-million budget cut. She also wants the General Assembly to amend the […] [Read More]
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Senate Race Stunner: Greens Try to Persuade Native Son Nader, 75, to Challenge Doodles

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Forget Linda McMahon, the WWE exec with the bottomless pocketbook. Discount Rob Simmons, the former congressman who could not win re-election from the cowpastures or eastern Connecticut. The Blogster doesn’t see blue-state Connecticut buying into the GOP line of either of them in the 2010 battle for survival that’s brewing for embattled U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, aka […] [Read More]
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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford Needs a Big-Time Hartford Lawyer

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Sanford, who recently mistook his extramarital affair in Argentina for a hike on the Appalachian trail, must be getting serious about escaping an impeachment investigation. He’s hired Ross Garber, the Hartford lawyer who’s best known for his 2004 defense of John “Why Should I Resign If I’ve Done Nothing Wrong?” Rowland. While it didn’t work out too […] [Read More]
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Caruso Leads Bridgeport Mob Storming Dracula’s Castle…..I mean, the DCF

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Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, who led opposition last week during the public whining session in opposition to the proposed DCF treatment and detention center on Bridgeport’s Virginia Avenue, today asked to meet with Gov. Rell on the issue. In a letter, signed by Sen. Anthony Musto, D-Trumbull, the duo asked for the governor to join […] [Read More]
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Doc Gunther at 90: Too Mean to Die

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 George “Doc” Gunther of Stratford, the longest-serving state senator until his retirement a few years back, turned 90 yesterday and enjoyed a surprise birthday party at the Stanziale Restaurant across from the old Army Engine Plant on Main Street in his hometown. Monday, he continued the celebration by getting yet another dose of chemo for that […] [Read More]
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Don’t You Hate It When Lawmakers Can’t Obey The Law?

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The Blogster just heard that second-term state Rep. Jason Bartlett, D-Bethel, vice chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was busted this week in Newtown for motor vehicle violations, including driving without a license; a suspended registration; and no insurance. To top it off, he was using a hand-held cell phone, with an outstanding cell-phone violation hanging […] [Read More]
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Wanna Run For The General A$$embly Next Year? Think Twice

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Geary Maher, who’s soon retiring as director of the Legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, is retiring while the gettin’ is good. Right now, he’s painting a very-grim picture indeed for lawmakers during a hearing in the Legislative Office Building. Forget the generally minuscule $386-million deficit in the current budget. Starting in the budget that […] [Read More]
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