Monthly Archive for February, 2010

: February, 2010

Supremes Say Tommy Marra Will Continue to Rot in Prison on Murder Conviction

Associate Justice Joette Katz wrote the state Supreme Court decision last week that turned down Bridgeport auto thief\murderer Tommy Marra’s attempt to question the evidence of the decayed foot of
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Ethic$ Office Heal Thy$elve$!

Don’t you hate it when you’re a state ethics commissioner and you have to follow the rules? Here’s today’s amusing release from the Office of State Ethics. Its appointed chairman, Ken Bernhard of
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Foley, Malloy, Try a Little Sparring (And Nesting?) During Candidates’ Forum

 Today’s candidate forum in the Stamford Holiday Inn was kind of like watching the first 100 yards of the Kentucky Derby, except there wasn’t a lot of dirt and certainly not much mud, flying.
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DRS Busts Norwalk Biz Man

  Here’s a release from the Dept of Revenue Services “Department of Revenue Services (DRS) agents on Tuesday arrested the owner of a Norwalk landscaping business for not filing state-mandated tax
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Blogster Beats Everyone to Business Council Debate

It’s snowing hard in SW CT and the Blogster has just parked the dog sled in the garage at the Holiday Inn in Stamford to cover the Business Council of Fairfield County’s gubernatorial forum. Looks
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Chemical Investigators Say Any Number of Sources Could Have Caused Middletown Explosion

  Here’s the statement of the US Chemical Safety Board Investigations Supervisor Don Holmstrom in a public update on the February 7 explosion  at the Kleen Energy plant under construction
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Rell Administration Regroups After Last Week’$ TIGER Rejection

  Matt Fritz, Gov. Jodi Rell’s special assistant who has been in charge of sorting out the state’s applications for federal stimulus money, said today that it might have been mistakes on the part of
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Republicans, On Business Day in the Capitol, Complain About Paid Sick Days Bill

House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, just held a news conference outside the Senate chamber during which they complained that
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Paycheck Envy III: The Governor’s Office

Here’s the 2010 list of salaries in Gov. Jodi Rell’s office. Employee   Title       Annual Salary               Borrero, Debra Deputy Director, Policy & Legislative Affairs 58,045.33 Chalwell,
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Rep. Terry Backer Resigns From Approps Subcommittee Over Possible Conflict

Veteran state Rep. Terry Backer, D-Stratford, citing a possible conflict, has resigned as chairman of a legislative subcommittee within the budget-setting Appropriations Committee.  Backer, whose day
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