Blogster asks Gov. Malloy all the tough questions about the new vote boards in state House of Reps

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Tales from the audio tape The Blogster, at Gov. Dannel Malloy’s monthly news conference after the State Bond Commission: “So for $800,000 for the tote board in the House, shouldn’t they be getting, like a couple relief pitchers or maybe some tutors for the UConn basketball team, too?” Governor Malloy before launching into a serious […] [Read More]

Session started at 11:10, recessed for caucuses at 11:16

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The Houses caucuses begin. Senate about to convene. [Read More]
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House will gavel at 11 am for the big “jobs” special session; adopt rules, then slide into caucus

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Don’t expect things to move quickly today, because lawmakers, like armies, move on their stomachs. After gaveling into special session, the House will adopt rules, then recess into caucus/lunch, where they will review the changes to the $516-million jobs bill that Republicans agreed to last night. The Jackson Labs piece of the puzzle, with an […] [Read More]

Gov Malloy wants new biomedical engineering program at UConn

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For those science, technology, engineering and math types who want to be able to stay in the state after graduation, Gov. Dannel Malloy said Tuesday he is negotiating with UConn President Susan Herbst to get a new Biomedical Engineering Department at the state’s flagship university. Malloy first made his public statements on it yesterday in […] [Read More]

Who need$ Broadway? Connecticut lawmaker$ will $ee their name$ in light$ to the tune of $800,000

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The State Bond Commission on Friday is set to approve $800,000 for the purchase and installation of new electronic voting boards for the House of Representatives in the State Capitol. Let’s see, $800K divided by 151 House members equals $5,298 per lawmaker. That’s putting it in terms that taxpayers can graphically understand. [Read More]

Malloy pulls mask off “Halloween” brainstorm, shouts “Boo!”

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Gov. Dannel Malloy, caught in Westport this afternoon, discounted Rep. Tim Larson’s (D-East Hartford) idea that the governor should declare the last Saturday of each October as Halloween, so kids and their families wouldn’t have to cope with changing days of the week for the candy craving, costume making, door-banging holiday, which this year comes […] [Read More]

Beverage of choice at Finch fund-raiser wasn’t tea

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The guest of honor of honor over in Bridgeport’s Brooklawn neighborhood wasn’t US Sen. Dick Blumenthal who told about 100 supporters of Mayor Bill Finch: “Hey I’ve crashed better parties than this,” after he surprisingly cruised in behind Dannel P. Malloy, who stayed a half hour, greeted a few high-rolling local Democrats, then said a […] [Read More]

Connecticut Conference of Munies offers five-point program to foster economic growth

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The CCM just issued their proposal for the special session on jobs set for Wednesday: 1) create state/local economic teams to expedite permitting and development assistance. 2) allow munies to contract licensed professional engineers to review development proposals and reduce the state backlogs. 3) force state agencies, including environment, transportation and economic development to act […] [Read More]

Gadhafi’s body via AP @ Connecticut Post. Reacts from the President and Rep. Tong, D-Stamford

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Libya-s-Moammar-Gadhafi-killed-in-hometown-battle-2227520.php#photo-1684892 Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, became the first US Senate candidate to respond: “I am thankful that the people of Libya can finally begin the important work of reconciliation.  I hope that today marks the beginning of a free and open democracy in Libya and that an enduring and peaceful time for all of Libya’s people […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy, who hasn’t made an endorsement for Bridgeport mayor, will shake hands with Bill Finch next Monday

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The site will be a fund-raising event Monday night in the Brooklawn home of John F. Stafstrom Jr., former Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee chairman. The cocktail reception will be from 6 until 8 and dare we say that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be in a good position to endorse Mayor Bill Finch for a […] [Read More]