Sacred Heart University Will Sponsor a Candidates’ Petting Zoo on April 13

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  Gary L. Rose, chairman of the Department of Government & Politics at Sacred Heart University, has informed the Blogster that a “Candidates Day,” will be held in the University Commons on Tuesday, April 13, from 1 until 3.  The meet-and-greet event will include hopefuls for governor, U.S. Senate and others. [Read More]
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The Blogster Asks: What’s the Second Most-Ignored State Law?

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  We all know the speed limits are the most widely ignored laws. You see it everyday, from interstates to suburban back roads. The Blogster asks readers today what’s the second ? Is it the rule that you have to have your car lights on if it’s raining enough to use your wipers? Or is […] [Read More]
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Ultra-con Radio Will Prepare Larson for Sixth Graders

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  The Blogster doesn’t write very often about U.S. Rep. John Larson, the Democrat from the First District, but his schedule tomorrow is pretty funny. From 7 until 8 a.m., Larson will talk about health care reform with Brad Davis, the ultra-conservative/unrepentent John Rowland apologist on WDRC radio, 1360 AM. From there, Larson will journey to Torrington Middle School […] [Read More]
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How Hard is the Rain? It’s Finally Dripping in the Capitol Press Room

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It’s kind of a regular thing now that when it rains hard in Hartford, the water sneaks under the panes in the east and west atriums. Hence the row of garbage cans collecting drips near the statue of Nathan Hale, the state hero. Now, high above the statue, in the fifth floor, drips are coming […] [Read More]
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Williams, Who Couldn’t Come Up With a Budget Bill That Would Attract His Full Caucus, Calls for House Vote, “Leadership” Meeting With Rell

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So at 5 p.m. Friday Senate President Don Williams and Speaker of the House Chris Donovan stood side by each and promised to ram through a deficit-mitigation plan to erase the half-billion-dollar shortfall in the budget that runs through June 30. Over the next 12 hours, culmimating in a 5:19 a.m. Senate vote, the deal […] [Read More]
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It’s Noon. Do You Know Where Your Judiciary Committee Is?

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They’ve been in caucus since before 10. There’s a looming 5 p.m. deadline to act. So there will be a trail of tears throughout the afternoon as debate eats up minutes and hours and bills die on the vine. There are a whopping 75 items on the agenda. Any one of them could result in […] [Read More]
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Strike Two for Sen. McLachlan in GAE

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Fresh from the defeat of his “10th Amendment” resolution in the Government Administration & Elections Committee, Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, reached into his stack of amendments and came up with a sensible proposal that would force winners of primaries for state Senate, House and higher offices to subtract the value of things like lawn signs […] [Read More]
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Wow! Who Says the State Senate is Dysfunctional? Oh yeah, the Blogster

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It’s a little early in this do-nothing legislative session to have dead-of-the-night debates, but Senate majority Democrats will caucus tonight at 6, making sure public discussion of the deficit-mitigation plan is debated under the transparency of a late-Friday-night veil of disinterest. [Read More]
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Pour a Cup ‘o’ Tea! Attempt to Revive “10th Amendment” Resolution Dies in GAE Committee

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Amendment X of US Constitution “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Sen. Mike McLachlan, R-Danbury, tried to add a resolution to the Government Administration & Elections Committee agenda today that would point out […] [Read More]
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Stop The Presses! Senate Might Go Into Session Today to Tackle the $500-million Deficit (But Probably Won’t)

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Leadership is just a word in the Capitol. The fact is the deficit is $500 in the budget that ends June 30. The fact is Democrats run the House and Senate. The fact is Senate Dems are planning, maybe, a session this afternoon to deal with it. Or maybe not. But hey, it’s only 11:15 […] [Read More]
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