Treasurer Denise Nappier walks home, then walks away from motor-vehicle charges

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This from the state Dpt of Criminal Justice: “On Friday, September 2, 2011, the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office became aware of a motor vehicle stop conducted by the Hartford Police Department at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011, on Barbour Street in Hartford. The vehicle, owned by the State of Connecticut, was being […] [Read More]
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National Republicans take shot at Speaker Donovan’s bid for Fifth Congressional District

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This from National Republican Congressional Campaign Spokesman Tory Mazzola, writing about Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s district-wide tour of official announcements of his Fifth District candidacy: “Career politician Chris Donovan is out looking for a promotion, even though he ignored Connecticut voters and supported the largest tax increase in the state’s history.  If he […] [Read More]

How do you spell Metro-North fare increases? M-A-L-L-O-Y?

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Ben Barnes, Gov. Malloy’s OPM secretary was cryptic this afternoon when Capitol reporters asked him about fare increase on Metro-North. He noted that a hearing process is still in effect and that previous proposals for fare hikes by the Malloy administration were because of the then-pending negotiations with state unions. “We were facing a $700 […] [Read More]
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Non-union state agency managers still in employment limbo. One half are back.

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OPM Secretary Ben Barnes just told reporters that of the 110 non-represented employees who were given layoff notices; 40 had been laid off; 31 were pending review of agency requests to keep them on, 37 have been rescinded; and two had union rights [Read More]
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Majority Dems sense political issue more than a week after tropical storm; call for hearings

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Here’s the release from majority Democrats, issued the better part of a week after Rep. Kim Fawcett, D-Fairfield, called for legislative hearings into the response to Tropical Storm Irene: After Irene: General Assembly To Hold Legislative Hearing On Readiness and Response Legislative leaders say public deserves answers – call for legislative hearing & investigation Hartford: […] [Read More]
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What do you me WE? Malloy’s office sustains the smallest cut of $135 million

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The list of unilateral cuts just released by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy includes a whopping $7,110 sacrifice from his office, the smallest among more than 100 line items reduced. Shared Sacrifice? [Read More]

As September 11 anniversary gets closer, Gov. Malloy plans to save $400,000 in “reduced” security measures at state offices

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Nestled in the list of $135 million in budget cuts released a few minutes ago by the governor’s office, is a $400,000 reduction in security costs in the Department of Administrative Services, which runs most of the state’s non-legislative infrastructure. [Read More]

Speaker of the House Chris Donovan will tour 5th District to officially announce Congressional candidacy

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It’s not exactly a secret that Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, the veteran Meriden Democrat, is looking to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that will be vacated by Rep. Chris Murphy, who will seek the U.S. Senate position held since 1989 by Joe Lieberman. He’s been raising money, but what […] [Read More]