Rell to New York: Give Us Your Poor, Your Tired…Hedge-Fund Managers?

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That’s what Connecticut needs: more hedge funders, who along with investment bankers and their exotic financial instruments, inflated the housing bubble, then got us to bail them out. Rell today, noting that the New York Assembly is considering taxing hedge fund pros who work in New York and live elsewhere, sent a letter to something […] [Read More]

Marie, State Transit Commish, Goes the Way of Losing Baseball Managers: “Spending More Time With Family.”

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The Blogster looks askance at today’s announced resignation of state Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie, since it’s practically on the heels of this month’s embarrassing scene at Bradley International Airport, in which an actual international flight was diverted and the passengers were kept under virtual lock and key, without food or air conditioning, for hours because […] [Read More]

State Auditors, the Scourge of Bumbling Bureaucrats, Will Stay for Six More Months

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Auditors of Public Accounts Kevin Johnston of Pomfret and Bob Jaekle of Stratford were scheduled to retire at the end of the month. But leaders of the General Assembly have asked them to stay on for six more months as the public faces of the often-pesky review of state agencies. [Read More]
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Fedele Will Be Able to Run With Foley. He’s Close to Collecting the Threshold For Public Financing

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Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele plans to announce tomorrow that he has collected the $250,000 in under-$100 campaign contributions that will make him eligible for the $1.25 million for the GOP primary August 10. Fedele should get much more than that, because Tom Foley, who won the Republican endorsement during last month’s convention, has collected much […] [Read More]

So Who Has More Handlers, Dick Blumenthal or Linda McMahon? And What’s There to Handle?

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The Blogster is thoroughly amused, and so late on a late-Monday afternoon, no less. He is reminded by a colleague, who was looking for an inane “isn’t this a nice parade” quote from Linda McMahon, the Republican neophyte running for U.S. Senate, during a recent Memorial Day parade, but was met by staff goons who […] [Read More]

Staycation Everyone? Labriola Says He Won’t Need a Bad Economy To Keep Primary Voters Home on August 10

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Jerry Labriola of Naugatuck doesn’t have a primary. He’s already the Republican candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3. But Labriola does have a theory that’s counter to the nearly universal whine among politicians who are concerned that the summer depths will overshadow the August 10 primary. “The economy is so bad, no one can […] [Read More]
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Glassman, Candidate for LG, Will File FOI Complaint Against State Bond Commission

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Mary Glassman, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said a few minutes ago in the Capitol Press Room that on Monday, she intends to file a complaint with the state Freedom of Information Commission against the State Bond Commission, over its lack of posting minutes as required under state law. [Read More]
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DeNardis, Failed Republican Candidate, Sees the Future and It’s Tom Foley As GOP Guber Nominee

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Larry DeNardis, the former congressman and University of New Haven president, will endorse Tom Foley, the convention-endorsed Republican candidate for governor, this morning at 11 in the Hamden Town Center on Dixwell Avenue. [Read More]
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Nedster Harkens the Political Ghost of Another (Former) Greenwich Gov.

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The Blogster is stunned that Ned Lamont, the Greenwich millionaire running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, just quoted Lowell “Big Guy” Weicker’s 1990 campaign battle cry:“I’ll be nobody’s man but yours” on the TV debate with Dan Malloy carried on NBC Connecticut. [Read More]
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What Kind of “Break” is This?

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Halfway through the Democratic guneratorial debate, NBC 30 cut to commercial. What were the ads? One was for Ned Lamont and another was for Dan Malloy. Nothing like unfiltered propaganda to make you long for a return to the face-to-face. [Read More]
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