Monthly Archive for January, 2011

: January, 2011

Good Guy Carl Dickman, former state rep from Fairfield, dies at 84

Former multi-term selectman and state representative Carl Dickman, a good-natured Republican from Fairfield, who once described on the floor of the House of how he was so hooked on cigarettes that he

Donovan taking a look at U.S. Rep. Murphy’s vacancy

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy of the Fifth District is running for the 2012 U.S. Senate vacancy when Joe Lieberman moves on. Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, D-Meriden: “It’s early but I am interested,”

Lawlor, former lawmaker now in Malloy’s budget office, gets $23 million on to the State Bond Commission agenda

 Governor Dannel P. Malloy today defended his planned $8 million investment in upgrades to the criminal justice system scheduled for next week’s State Bond Commission. The issue dates back to 2008,

Malloy was recipient of unexpected star-power reflections at SOTU

  Gov. Dannel Malloy, who expected to sit on the House floor Tuesday as US Rep. John Larson’s guest for the State of the Union speech, had a change of plans.  “I was on the aisle. I didn’t sit on the

Salary porn 2011. HRO, SDO, SRO, HDO!

Here is the Blogster’s annual listing of staff salaries for House Democrats (HDO) Republicans (HRO)  Senate Ds and Rs (SDO) (SRO) and other offices.  AAC is African American Affairs Commission; LM is

Malloy gives State Bond Commission his first snow job: postpones meeting until next Wednesday

The governor has postponed the State Bond Commission meeting, which is usually on the last Friday of the month but had been rescheduled for tomorrow, until next Wednesday, because of the anticipated

Cool: more snow tonight. Maybe it’s a good time to oil your baseball glove(s)

Because a month from today, Feb. 26, it’s mandatory reporting for all major league ball players. Voluntary spring training begins for pitchers and catchers on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The Blogster

Chris Healy, GOP state chief and the anti-Malloy, opines on the State of the Union delivery

  Here’s Healy’s react to last night’s doings in DC: “President Obama and the Democrats continue to perpetuate the illusion that you can spend your way to prosperity. “ “After offering well chosen

Malloy took in State of the Union as guest of US Rep. John Larson, D-1

Here’s Gov. Dannel Malloy’s statement after witnessing the State of the Union Speech last night on the floor of the U.S. House as a guest of Congressman John Larson: “I appreciate President Obama’s

Malloy: I didn’t ask Democrats on the Bond Commission to hold up train car purchases

The governor this morning said that last month, when Democrats held up action on the State Bond Commission to purchase a final batch of 38 rail cars (for $81.6 million), they weren’t doing it at his