Monthly Archive for April, 2010

: April, 2010

Senate Cancelling Old Bond Authorizations. Bridgeport “Losing” About $28 Million

The Senate just placed on its consent calendar for unanimous approval the cancellation of $422 million in lingering bond authorizations that Gov. M. Jodi had no intention of putting before the State

Pedophile-Reachback Bill is Dead For 2010

Rep. Mike Lawlor, D-East Haven, Rep. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, and Sen. Mary Ann Handley, D-Manchester, just announced they are pulling from consideration a bill that would extend the statute of

Mad Dogs and Gubernatorial Candidates, Accepting Endorsements in the Noonday Sun

Oz Griebel, Republican hopeful for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, just held a news conference in the blasting prenoon sun of the Capitol grounds, to trumpet the endorsement of former long-time

Speaker Donovan Says Democrats Are Getting “Pushback” on Rell’s Securitization-Light Proposal

Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, told reporters today that Gov. Rell’s proposal to raid two conservation programs to the tune of $100 million over the next two years, is resulting in

Gov. Rell Wants to Change Horses in Mid-Revenue Stream. Dems Ponder the Saddle, Partner.

Gov. Rell threw Democrats – and probably Republicans if there were enough of them to matter when it comes to votes in the House and Senate – yesterday when she offered a securitization-light program

Senate Begins Debate on Workers’ Compensation for Police Officers Involved in Animal Confronttations

The Senate is on the verge of voting on a bill that would provide workers’ comp benefits to police officers, including state police, for mental and emotional distress such as the one in Stamford who

House Passes Bill That Might Protect Trumbull From One-MW, Natural-Gas Fuel Cell

It’s nearly 8 p.m. and the House just voted 139-0 in favor of legislation that would require the Siting Council to consider public safety issues when reviewing planned fuel cell plants that generate

Tere Caruso, Mother of State Rep. Chris Caruso. Dies at 85

Teresa C. Caruso, 85, mother of veteran state Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, died over the weekend. She was remembered during a brief moment in the state House of Representatives this afternoon.

Bill Perceived as Anti-Newspaper Dies in P&D

 A bill – SB 365 – that would have allowed cities and towns to quietly post requests for bids on their municipal Web sites, away from the eyes and scrutiny of general readers who buy newspapers, died

Forget the Hotdogs. DEP Charges Canine Poisoning. What’s Wrong With the Water in Windsor?

Here’s a news release from the DEP about the arrest of a brainiac in Windsor. “The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation Police  (EnCon) have arrested a