Monthly Archive for August, 2010
Well, not really, but the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, speaking to reporters before the almost-annual Crocodile Club roast at Lake Compounce, did reveal a campaign secret. Blogster: “Would you suggest that Dick Blumenthal wear a cup today?” McMahon: “I left my steel-toed shoes at home.”
Independent gubernatorial candidate Tom Marsh, Chester’s first selectman, leans up against his 1992 Jaguar (“I only put about 3,000 miles a year on it”) convertible, which he bought used and talks energy policy with a couple of reporters. Here’s some of the tape: “What differentiates me from what I’ve seen, particularly when it comes Read More
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley is wearing his lack of union support like a red badge of courage, with the apparent hopes that his lack of union endorsements will be offset by mainstream, non-union voters to propell him into office. Last week, in an interview, Foley criticized Malloy for joining in a picket line of Read More
Prognosticator at Governing/Politics Mag Has Blumenthal Running for Governor; Jepsen is Former “House” Majority Leader.
Lou Jacobson at Governing/Politics http://bit.ly/cyiGMe has just posted an article in which he predicts “ominous” times for Democrats in various state attorney general races around the country, included a color coded map of the US. Too bad in the little capsule accompanying his Connecticut prediction (leaning Democratic for George Jepsen over Republican Martha Dean) he refers to Read More
Care About Deer Damage and Lyme Disease? Better Track Down Tom Foley and Dannel Malloy and Let Them Know.
The Blogster, following up on a report last week on the hefty $180 million in damages to public health and property done by deer in Fairfield County each year, had the opportunity to test the two major gubernatorial candidates on the issue. They were vaguely interested, if under-informed. Let’s face it: they want to get elected Read More
Tom Marsh, Independent Candidate for Governor (Yes He Qualified Via Petition) Becomes the First to Fulfill Campaign Promise
The Blogster made a point of following up on Chester First Selectman Tom Marsh’s pre-gubernatorial primary promise to kids at Stamford’s Yerwood Center to give them ice cream on August 10, primary day. Speaking after a mock debate among teams at the West Side community center representing the then 6 candidates, Marsh, a former Republican, Read More
State Sens. Ed Gomes of Bridgeport and Anthony Musto of Trumbull, two Democrats, will meet this afternoon to discuss the various tactics and programs that troubled homeowners can use to avoid losing their properties to foreclosure. Also discussing the issue will be Joe Carbone of The Workplace Inc., Jeff Gentes of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Read More
Connecticut’s Congressional delegation has asked President Obama to declare Fairfield County a major disaster area from the June 24 tornado in order to make federal aid available to Bridgeport and Stratford residents, businesses and municipalities. Here’s the letter, dated Monday: “The Honorable Barack Obama The President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Read More
The Tax Foundation today released a new report on what states raised – or reduced – which taxes this year and for a change, Connecticut is mentioned only in passing for having its sales-tax-free week, which just ended in the run-up to back to school. Nestled in the report, though, is some potentially bad news Read More
Despite an uptick in tax collections, Gov. M. Jodi Rell – on her way to a vacation in North Carolina – announced via her media staff today that a dropoff in federal funding and higher costs for social services, the deficit in the current budget, which runs through next June 30, is $63.4 million. ”Connecticut’s share Read More