Anti-DCF Forces in Bridgeport Win One-Month Reprieve. Will Rep. Chris Caruso Begin Scouting Alternative Sites in Brookfield, Waterford?

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  Here’s Gov. Rell’s release after deciding to wait another month on funding the $15-million, 36,000-square-foot treatment and detention center planned for Bridgeport, which has been the subject of so much free election year publicity for people including Rep. Chris Caruso, who believes that the facility would be better off in Rell’s hometown of Brookfield […] [Read More]
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Leave It To An Up-Country Fairfield County Pol to Support Tolls

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Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi is touting his long-shot gubernatorial candidacy’s platform supporting tolls on the interstates and this morning announced that he has a new web-based advertisement calling for electronic, barrier-free tolls. “These tolls take traffic at regular speed, without slowing, and they could generate $1 billion a year,” Marconi said in a statement. “We […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz Wants To Chime In on Federal Elections Appeal

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 Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, whose office photograph of Ella T. Grasso is one of many indications that she wants to be governor, has planned a news conference this morning in the Capitol Press Room to announce that she has filed documents with the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals requesting that it reverse […] [Read More]
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Bridgeporters Will Take the Juvenile Jail Battle to the Capitol

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In one of the better rhymes of the new year, a “de-rail the jail” effort in the Capitol tomorrow with feature Rep. Chris Caruso and his former nemesis, Mayor Bill Finch, in a news conference aimed at the long-shot effort to defeat the $15-million, 36,000 square-foot Department of Children and Families treatment and detention facility for […] [Read More]
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Wyman: State Budget Glass Isn’t Nearly Empty, but it’s One-Fifth Full

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  If you’ve wondered why first-term House Majority Leader Denise Merrill of Mansfield wants to run for secretary of the state, consider the state’s budgetary free fall, a desc3ent driven by a massive dropoff in revenues. Why would anyone want to run for election to the General Assembly this year or next?   Here’s Comptroller […] [Read More]
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