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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Malloy in Washington today to get a picture of the land$cape

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  Governor-elect Dannel Malloy is in the field today, meeting with officials in the federal Housing and Urban Development Department and the the Department of Transportation. The Blogster realizes he would liove another $1.5 billion like the stimulus money that helped bail out the General Assembly’s current budget. This from a news release from the Malloy folks: “This […] [Read More]
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Liquor distributors to suspend sales of Four Loko

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You’ve probably heard of those alcoholic energy drinks that are making college students pass out around the country. Gov. Jodi Rell and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell have gotten Connecticut’s liquor wholesalers to agree to voluntarily suspend their delivery of Four Loko, Four Maxed and Joose. The ban starts December 10th, so for […] [Read More]
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Another change in the gubernatorial voting totals? It’s true.

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The Secretary of the State’s website has yet again tweaked the totals in the governors race. Last Friday Dannel Malloy’s victory plurality was 6,708 votes over Republican Tom Foley. Today it’s 6,707. [Read More]
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Want to be like Dannel? Here’s your own private budget

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Just in case you think being governor’s going to be easy, here’s the smoldering ruins that Dan Malloy will be left with on January 5. Gov. Jodi Rell gave it to him a while ago as part of the transition. It’s a “current services” budget that blows through  the constitutional cap on spending. This is […] [Read More]
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Appropriations Committee is reviewing a $158-million deficiency in DSS budget

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Brenda Sisco, acting secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and Paul Potamianos, executive budget officer in OPM, are explaining to the Appropirations Committee why the Department of Social Services is about $158-million over budget. “What we’re seeing is the impact of demand,” said Potamianos of the shift of medical services from State Administered […] [Read More]
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Tall Task? That’s putting it mildly. CBIA on the road ahead

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This from the Connecticut Business & Industry Association:   “Gov.-elect Malloy, New Legislature Face Tall Task Connecticut’s Governor-elect Dan Malloy had an impressive track record in economic development and recruiting businesses to Connecticut when he was mayor of Stamford. It’s one of his skills that will be highly prized when he becomes the state’s new […] [Read More]
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Malloy Statement on Veterans Day

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This in from Governor-elect Dannel Malloy: “Today we pause and remember the men and women who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces, protecting our homeland and our way of life. Regardless of whether they volunteered for the job or they were called to duty, their sacrifice, selflessness and bravery should serve as an example […] [Read More]
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Another day, another change in the gubernatorial totals

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Democrat Dan Malloy’s margin of victory changed again, according to the latest revisions on the Secretary of the State’s website. Yesterday, he had 567,678 votes and Republican Tom Foley had 560,873. Foley’s total remains the same, as voter registrars fine-tune their week-old election returns. Today, Malloy’s down to 567,581 votes. So it’s a 6,708-vote plurality. It’s […] [Read More]
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