Want to work for Dan Malloy? Apply now.

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 Gov.-Elect Dannel Malloy today opened a new website for folks to get information about his transition and communicate with his team.  http://www.transition.ct.gov/transition/site/default.asp “During my campaign I often talked about transparency and staying in touch with the people of Connecticut to make sure they knew what I was doing on their behalf,” Malloy said in a statement. “This website […] [Read More]
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Rell suggests Thanksgiving holiday ‘cuts’ to help fund emergency energy program

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The Blogster was reminded of John G. Rowland, the disgraced former governor, this afternoon, while looking at the cuts that Gov. Jodi Rell has recommended to lawmakers who need to come up with $39 million to keep the Low Income Home Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) afloat. Almost every biennial budget Rowland presented to lawmakers […] [Read More]

Bysiewicz: “We had a very exciting and historically close election this year.”

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Secretary of the State just officially certified the 2010 election results. Statewide voter turnout was 56.67 percent, which was higher than the 56.15-percent turnout of 2002 mid-terms, but lower than the 2006 figure of 59.87 percent. [Read More]

More than two weeks after the fact, Martha Dean wakes up and admits George Jepsen is the next CT attorney general

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Republican Martha Dean, whose position on nullification got Connecticut electors thinking about the chances of seceeding from the union if she were to win the state Attorney General race, finally called Democrat George Jepsen to concede the November 2 election and announce she was dropping a legal challenge. Results on the Secretary of the State’s website […] [Read More]
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A day without sunshine? Relax, the gubernatorial voting totals have changed again.

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Latest figures from the Secretary of the State’s website, six days from the scheduled certification of the gubernatorial vote. Tom Foley, the failed Republican canddiate, is holding at 560,874 votes. But Democrat Dannel Malloy is down a few hundred votes to 567,278. That means the new plurality is 6,404, for those of you managing election […] [Read More]
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Who are the new kids roaming the Capitol? Say welcome to the incoming legislative freshmen

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Kim Fabrizio, director of Capitol inforamtion and tours, is shepherding about 15 newbies around the Capitol complex. They are winners of their recent legislative elections. They are becoming acquainted with the historic building and learning the difference between the Genius of Connecticut statute and their reflections in the mirrors of the men’s and women’s rooms. Representative-elect Brenda Kupchick, the Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Malloy will make “major” appointment this afternoon

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 Governor-elect Dannel Malloy has made a major administration pick, which he will proclaim Wednesday afternoon in the Legislative Office Building. [Read More]
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President Obama’s remarks on awarding Medal of Honor

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This in from the White House: REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN AWARDING THE MEDAL OF HONOR TO STAFF SERGEANT SALVATORE A. GIUNTA East Room 2:07 P.M. EDT      THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please be seated.  On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House.  Thank you, Chaplain Carver, for that beautiful invocation. […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal expects FDA to ban alcoholic energy drinks. DeLauro and Farrell pile on.

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 Attorney General Dick Blumenthal expects the FDA to ban AED. That makes yesterday’s agreement with state liquor distributors to ban the stuff in mid-December slightly suspect. Here’s Blumenthal’s statement:   “I am pleased that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will reportedly heed my calls dating back more than a year to ban alcoholic energy […] [Read More]
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Yikes! Secy of the State’s website puts gubernatorial totals in dollars and $en$e?

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The good news is that Dannel Malloy’s victory margin has not changed in a couple days. It is still at 6,707 on the SOTS website. But there was a reposting that makes it look like Malloy, Republican Tom Foley, Independent Tom Marsh and the others received cash instead of votes. Check it out: http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/GovLtGovTownView.aspx?Parameter=11/02/2010-General [Read More]
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