Connecticut congressional delegation sees the imminent failure of the Reapportionment Committee to meet midnight deadline

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This from our five members of Congress, anticipating no deal on new district quidelines by tonight’s midnight deadline: “WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Representatives from Connecticut released the following statement today on the state’s ongoing redistricting effort:  ”As CT’s redistricting efforts move forward, we, the Members of the House of Representatives representing CT, want to […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy’s “storm” consultants will present initial findings on Friday

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The governor’s Two Storm Panel has set aside the 11 until noon hour on Friday to hear the initial assessment of Witt Associates on the way the state’s utilities responded to the messy, statewide power outages. [Read More]

Linda McMahon fund-raising effort creates new “deadline”? Nope, they say, “It’s that time of month.”

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This e-mail went out this afternoon to potential supporters of Linda McMahon’s bid for the state’s GOP U.S. Senate nomination. The Blogster wonders what the “midnight deadline” is, since the Federal Elections Commission filing deadline is at the end of December. Here’s the top of the e-mail: “Dear Friend, We are nearing our fundraising deadline […] [Read More]

Gov. Malloy issues Thanksgiving Day message

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Here is the governor’s news release: “As people across Connecticut gather around their Thanksgiving tables this year to celebrate with family and friends, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on where we are and where we aspire to be in our state.  “This past year has been a challenging one.  We have sent brave […] [Read More]

Capitol Press Corps asks Malloy all the tough questions about…..Thanksgiving?

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The Capitol Press Corps just peppered Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with questions about his Thanksgiving plans, which include traditional Stamford Italian meatballs and sausages for round-the-clock victuals during the weekend. Reporter: Governor, are you hosting Thanksgiving at the Residence? Malloy: …My mother-in-law and father-in-law, they’re 94 and 92, so they’ll be the honored guests of […] [Read More]

House leader wants state regulators to carefully probe power-outage issues

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  Here’s the letter Speaker of the House Chris Donovan sent today to state regulators, who are already in the process of performing things like outside investigations into the handling of the October snow storm:  “Reliable utility service is essential to Connecticut’s economy and our everyday life. Despite our great reliance on electricity, pole-mounted cable, phone, […] [Read More]

State auditors: Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, in illegal barter, accepted old fire truck in exchange for training!!

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Here is the auditors’ finding and the agency response. The audit released this morning also found that employees used the state mailing system to send out personal items.    Improper Accounting of Expenditures: Criteria: Section 3-117 of the General Statutes provides that each claim against the state shall be supported by vouchers or receipts for […] [Read More]

President Obama signs CT disaster declaration

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This from the White House: “The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Connecticut and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm during the period of October 29-30, 2011. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and […] [Read More]

Derivatives trader-turned-housing specialist begins run for Fourth Congressional District nomination

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STAMFORD — Chris Meek of Stamford, a 41-year-old former Goldman Sachs equity derivatives trader and founder of a non-profit helping homeowners avoid foreclosure, on Thursday became the third Republican to announce their candidacy for the Fourth Congressional District held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. “I am excited to launch my campaign for Congress and to begin a conversation […] [Read More]

He “didn’t need no stickin’ badges,” until head of the Working Families Party was fined $10,000

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The Blogster is saluting The Treasure of the Sierra Madra today, in honor of Jon Green of West Hartford, executive director of the Working Families Party. Remember the scene in the 1948 John Huston film, when the plucky, still-team-like miners – before Humphrey Bogart is driven crazy and mean by the treasure -  fight off the banditos? […] [Read More]