Monthly Archive for July, 2012
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes visited the kids in the summer programming at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club this morning. While explaining the national government, he asked the 27 mid-teens the names of their U.S. senators. They drew blanks. ”Anybody know who our two senators are? Joe Lieberman. Anybody know who the second one is? He’s a […] [Read More]
Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia, caught in the Government Center this afternoon following an event for GOP 4th Congressional District candidate Steve Obsitnik, seemed to be hedging on whether he’ll leave the GOP: “I made a statement, I guess it was about a month ago that I’m thinking about leaving the GOP and without getting […] [Read More]
Veteran state Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, fighting a three-way primary to retain his seat, is among those Friday who met fund-raising thresholds to receive public funding. His opponents, Rep. Andres Ayala and convicted felon Ernie Newton, previously met the thresholds, setting the scene for the August 14 winner-take-all showdown for the seat representing the eastern […] [Read More]
Could Rep. Sean Williams, in another life, been among the Parisians who set up the Second Empire and Emperor Napoleon III?
Under massive public pressure, King Louis-Philippe abdicated in 1848, setting the scene for the Second Empire.. Who knows what the cocktail conversation will be next week in the Old State House, with Rep. Williams, R-Watertown? Just saying…. http://events.hypehartford.com/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=14856&wpid=-101&details=True&date=&cale_id=596&newsession=TRUE&sid=854777276 [Read More]
The Auditors of Public Accounts just released a report on UConn, indicating that former President Phil Austin approved an extra $2.5 million in code improvements without permission. “9. University administrators should obtain and document the required approvals for changes in the scope of exigent projects that affect the cost of the project. In August 2007, […] [Read More]