Malloy, Lamont, Will Have Throwdown After All. Much at Stake Next Tuesday. Who Will Watch, Though?

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After much hemming and hawing, Ned Lamont of Greenwich, will face off with Dan Malloy of Stamford, next Tuesday in Rocky Hill. It will be carried on Channel 3 and CPTV. Malloy, the gubernatorial candidate endorsed in the Democratic state convention in May, is behind Lamont in the polls and probably needs a clear victory to […] [Read More]
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A Year After Federal Court First Attacked CT Campaign Law, Legislature is Now on the Verge of Stirring?

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 Since the landmark campaign-reform legislation was beaten up by a federal judge last summer, the Senate and House have never been on the same page. The Blogster has no reason to be optimistic for a compromise now, either. But the recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has cornered Democratic leaders. This release this morning from Rep. James […] [Read More]

Lamont, On Campaign Trail in Bridgeport, Sees the Value in Prison-Reentry Program

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Ned Lamont, ahead slightly in the polls heading into the August 10 Democratic gubernatorial primary against Dan Malloy, spent about an hour and a half this afternoon touring the Family ReEntry program on Bridgeport’s Main Street and it’s East Side facility to meet some of the employees and clients.Ken Jackson, director of the Beacon program, aimed […] [Read More]
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New Lamont Ad Prompts Malloy Response

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This from the Malloy camp this morning after Ned Lamont launched a new TV ad. “Dan Kelly, Campaign Manager for the Dan Malloy for Governor Campaign, today released the following statement in response to new attack ads that Ned Lamont’s campaign began airing this morning on TV and radio across the state.  Said Kelly:  “It’s […] [Read More]
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Chris Caruso Will Ride to Dan Malloy’s Rescue Today

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dannel Malloy could not gain the endorsement of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee, but today he’ll get the backing of one of the city’s Democratic renegades, Rep. Chris Caruso, the longest-serving member of the city’s legislative delegation. Malloy, fighting to win the August 10 primary against Ned Lamont, who had a single-digit lead […] [Read More]
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In Super-Short Ruling, Jarjura Loses Bid To Stop Lembo’s Campaign For Comptroller

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He’ll always have the Lembo Limbo to fall back on, but Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura was just rejected by a state judge. The conservative Jarjura – who’s taking credit for turning around the city from the brink of bankruptcy, conveniently forgetting that the state ran the city’s budget for years- said that Kevin Lembo, endorsed by state […] [Read More]
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No News Is Good News: Auditors Find Things OK At The CRRA

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The Blogster is fairly disappointed that the recent routine investigation of the quasi-public Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority by the state Auditors of Public Accounts has yielded nothing in the way of juicy public outrages. In fact, it is very rare for the auditors to write “No recommendation resulted from our current review.” But that’s indeed […] [Read More]
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You Think The Guber Races Are Getting Ugly, Try the Democratic Comptroller Throwdown!

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Wow, the Blogster has just checked out the video at Lembolies.com, a site sponsored by Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura, who is opposing state Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo for the Democratic comptroller nomination August 10. Check out the “Lembo Limbo.” Right now they’re in state court arguing whether Lembo is qualified for a public-financing grant for […] [Read More]
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Audit of State Department of Banking Finds Abuse of Sick Time and Computers That Were Purchased, But Never Used.

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In a new audit of the banking department, state auditors report that one employee “was found to have frequent and habitual use of sick time,” including 272 hours of sick time between January 2007 and February, 2010. Of that total, 200 hours were used before or after weekends, holidays and vacation. Also, two manager-level employees, taking […] [Read More]

Cafero Finally Sees the Light and Endorses the WWE’s McMahon for U$ Senate

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  House Minority Leader Larry Cafero of Norwalk has finally endorsed Republican Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate, more than two months after the GOP state convention endorsed her. “As a proud Connecticut Republican, I believe with all my heart that our state and our country are better served with a Republican representing Connecticut in our U.S. Senate,” […] [Read More]