Robins, spring’s harbingers, arrive at the Capitol

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You can practically see the robin here, playing tug-and-war with an earthworm in Bushnell Park next to the Capitol’s north parking lot. The Blogster has to figure out how to enlarge a photo, save it, then send it via email. Oh yeah: it’s Opening Day of the baseball season. [Read More]
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Malloy, his Kentucky counterpart, can’t play the game but they can make side bets featuring regional delicacies

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The Blogster would prefer the Kentucky ham, all things considered. Ah yes, the Final Four means wagers from on high. Gov. Dannel Malloy has somehow succeeding in conning his Kentucky counterpart, Gov. Steve Beshear, into wagering a classic Kentucky ham against Storrs-made UConn Dairy Bar ice cream, over the outcome of the Cats/Huskies throwdown Saturday night in […] [Read More]

Gov. Malloy to unions: got your “nasty” for you

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 ”It would be nasty and ugly,” the governor just told reporters asking about the contigenciy plans he’s developing if state union don’t agree to concessions totaling a billion dollars in each of the next two fiscal years. [Read More]
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Finch, back in the Capitol with CCM, calls Malloy’s budget “best ever.”

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch was among members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities who told the legislative Appropriations Committee that Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget is about as good as cities can expect. “I’ve seen the other options over the last 20 years, where we started out by targeting the revenue of the municipalities and hospitals. […] [Read More]

AG Jepsen will hold fund-raiser for Murphy’s U.S. Senate bid

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Attorney General George Jepsen on Thursday will sponsor a fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s bid to win the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated next year by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman. The minimum contribution is $250 for the event, which will be held at Hot Tomato’s, next to the Hartford train station, between […] [Read More]

The industrial tragedy that sparked the nationwide union movement will be commemorated Friday

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It’s the 100th anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on Friday, but you don’t have to go down to Washington Square to commemorate the horrible fire that killed 147 young women textile workers on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911. There will be a program in the first-floor atrium of the Legislative Office Building, […] [Read More]

Malloy names Flatto to DSR

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday appointed Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto to the post of executive director of the state Division of Special Revenue, which oversees gambling operations including the lottery and the two Indian casinos. “Ken will bring his 30 years of experience as a financial and accounting manager to this integral position,” Malloy […] [Read More]

Eating (options) of the green?

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It’s Ag Day at the Capitol. Have a maple shake, clam chowder

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 Here’s Gov. Dannel Malloy at the maple milkshake table in the Capitol at Agriculture Day. [Read More]
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A roll call for a roll call? Welcome to the evasive General Law Committee as it launders its vote on Sunday booze sales

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The vote was 13-2 against a request by Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, to have a roll call vote on his amendment for Sunday retails sales of alcohol. The Democratic leadership of the General Law Committee wasn’t going to go for it, so no one’s actually on the record as being against Sunday sales. Instead, the […] [Read More]