Monthly Archive for April, 2012

: April, 2012

Clock’s ticking. Education bill takin’ a licking?

Speaker of the House Chris Donovan wasn’t showing his hand this afternoon when talking with reporters about the status of the governor’s portion of the education-reform legislation that’s the subject

It’s definitely “for the kids.” Legislature messing with their very definition

Consider this bill just posted on today’s “Go” list in the house. “AN ACT REVISING THE DEFINITION OF A CHILD CARE FACILITY TO CONFORM WITH THE DEFINITION OF A CHILD.”
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It’s 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Do you know where your House of Reps is?

They are finally abandoning the Capitol, after a threatened multi-hour debate on the minimum wage. Fresh off their 7-hour debate on putting the “pal” in palliative marijuana, the House caucused a
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It’s (Rep. and Soundkeeper) Terry Backer Day in Connecticut

State Representative Terry Backer, D-Stratford, was honored Monday for 25 years heading the non-profit Long Island Soundkeeper Fund. During a ceremony before about 100 people at the Department of
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GAE Committee today has bill that would force towns and cities to have agents for the elderly

The Government Administration & Elections Committee has a noon meeting today to take up a bill on social services. According to the legislation, it: “. establishes the Community Choices program to

Malloy says howdy to Connecticut’s business partners

  Times are hard for the state’s two Native American casinos, what with the blossoming Internet and states full of marks such as Massachusetts planning their own gambling destinations. Gov. Malloy

Crossing party lines in the death penalty vote

The state House voted late Wednesday night to repeal the death penalty, sending a bill that had narrowly passed the Senate to the desk of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is expected to sign it. Nineteen of
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Blogster prods Malloy on Whitnum candidacy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just told reporters that Lee Whitnum of Greenwich is on “the fringe of the fringe” and shouldn’t be among the debaters for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Here’s the
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Committee kills bill that would have given the auto-insurance industry cover from FOIA

In February, the Insurance & Real Estate Committee approved legislation that would exempt insurance companies from providing basic public information on their auto policy underwriting. It was on

Cynics alert! Malloy signs gross-receipts tax bill. How do you spell immediate relief? 1.5 to 1.7 cents per gallon

Gov. Malloy, in Bloomfield at an unrelated event, said that savings will be linked to the wholesale price. “We’re now trading above that ($3 a gallon wholesale price)… so you see a decline in