A Week After Manchester Workplace Murders, Rell Orders DPW to Review State Plans to Stop Workplace Violence

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Governor M. Jodi Rell has ordered the state Department of Public Works (DPW) to draft a new set of procedures for stopping avoiding workplace violence. In a news release today she said the revisions will be released in September and were uner review prior to last week’s workplace shootings in Manchester, where nine died. The latest version of […] [Read More]
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It’s all About Turnout Now. Q Poll Finds Malloy, Lamont Within the Margin of Error; Fedele Finally Within 10 points of Foley

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  This from the Quinnipiac University Poll on Monday Morning: “The Democratic primary for governor in Connecticut is going down to the wire with businessman Ned Lamont at 45 percent and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy at 42 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic likely primary voters released today.  This compares to […] [Read More]

Horse Doping Is the Dirty Big Secret at Summer Fairs. But Can the Equines Hit Home Runs?

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 The Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced today it has banned two draft horses and their owners owners from pulling contests at state fairs, following random tests for anabolic steroids. Last month the DOA found positive samples in the two horses at the North Stonington Agricultural Fair. One was entered and owned by the Perkins Family and the other was entered and owned by Eric French and Son, […] [Read More]
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In Primary Poker Game Between Malloy and Lamont, the Race Cards Are Flying

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Dan Malloy has been hammering Ned Lamont over an alleged incident of workplace racial discrimination that resulted in an out-of-court settlement. Today, a group of African American religious and political leaders, at least most of whom coincidentally support Lamont, will hold a 10 a.m. news conference “to denounce gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy for his recent campaign tactics and his […] [Read More]

Fedele Trots Out Former Foley Employee From Now-Closed Bibb Textile Mill in Macon.

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    Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele’s Republican gubernatorial campaign today released remarks from Jerri Bardwell of Columbus, Georgia, a former Bibb mill employee of 38 years, whom Tom Foley, the Greenwich investor who’s ahead in the GOP primary, said never worked in the facility during the 10 years that he owned it. Chris Cooper, Fedele’s spokesman: ”It’s bad enough […] [Read More]

State Senate Overrides Rell Veto on Campaign Finance

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The vote, after a slight rehash of the May debate, was a partisan 24-10, putting the ball firmly in the court of the House, which is currently planning to meet next Friday and get 101 of the 114 Democrats to seal the deal and reject the veto of Rell, who signed the landmark 2005 public-financing […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal’s Press-Release Juggernaut Stalls. Recommendation to Refer Bysiewicz’s Data Base to State Prosecutors Isn’t Worthy

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Attorney General Dick Blumenthal, the Democratic veteran who’s a mere 10 pioints ahead of neophyte Linda McMahon in the race for the US Senate, has recommended that state prosecutors investigate Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and her use of a state database to pursue her political agenda. But you won’t read that in the flood […] [Read More]
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Malloy Turns It Into a Horse Race. Q Poll Finds Him Within 5 points of Lamont as Tuesday Gubernatorial Primary Looms. How Much More Negative Will They Go?

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Here’s the top of this Morning’s Quinnipiac University Poll, followed by  statements from Malloy and Lamont CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR’S PRIMARY RACES TIGHTEN UP, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; DEMOCRATS’ LEAD IN NOVEMBER MATCHUPS TOPS 13 POINTS   Less than one week before the Connecticut primary, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy trails businessman Ned Lamont 45 – 40 […] [Read More]