Monthly Archive for July, 2011

: July, 2011

Auditors: State Treasurer Denise Nappier dropped ball on required rebidding of banking-services contracts

 State auditors reported today that Treasurer Denise Nappier has failed to rebid four banking-service contracts, some of which date back 13 to 18 years. Here’s the section of the audit:  “Good

Malloy opines, again, on the sandbox battle in Washington over the debt ceiling

Gov. Dannel Malloy , a Democrat, last week issued a request to Congressional leaders to find a solution to the debt-ceiling crisis. Today, in the wake of the president’s speech last night, just issued

Malloy needs percussionist to provide responsive background ka-booms

So one of the TV reporters is leaning back in a chair, asking the governor about how the vacationary month of August might interfere with thousands of union votes on the pending concessions,

Why shouldn’t the “Milford” mountain lion have traveled from South Dakota? Have you ever been to South Dakota?

The most-interesting finding by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is that the young male mountain lion that was killed by a car in Milford last month, was actually monitored

Malloy, General Assembly leaders, agree on promoting economic development at Oxford Airport

Gov. Malloy recently vetoed a bill that would have created an enterprise zone for economic development around Oxford Airport. Last week he said that the new Connecticut Airport Authority should be

Malloy to Congress: raise the debt ceiling!

Gov. Malloy today wrote a letter to Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders asking them to get on the stick and come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling.  “…It is imperative that

“In-state tuition” bill reminds Blogster of former Bridgeport lawmaker

At this hour Gov. Dannel Malloy is holding a “ceremonial” bill-signing at Wilbur Cross High School. He already signed into law the bill that would allow undocumented foreigners to pay in-state

Legendary rock writer Jane Scott dead at 92 in Cleveland

  Jane Scott, longtime rock ‘n’ roll critic/enthusiast for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, who witnessed the major events of the era, from the four lads from Liverpool to the depths of rap and hip hop,

Bridgeport lawmaker named advisor to Speaker Donovan on redistricting

Rep. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, a third-term House member, has been named as a special advisor on Latino and African American issues as part of the Legislature’s reapportionment project. Speaker

Rep. Bill Tong raises half a million buck$ toward U.S. $enate bid

 State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, announced this morning that he has raised about $550,000 in the 53 days since he filed his U.S. Senate campaign committee. “I am grateful so many people believe