Smokeshop owner cops plea in Donovan-related federal probe

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Chris Donovan, the former speaker of the House whose candidacy for US House of Representatives was scuttled by an active federal investigation into his campaign fund-raising activity, has not been implicated, although his former chief fund-raiser and campaign manager were arrested. Today, one of the central figures of the nearly year-old investigation, Paul Rogers of […] [Read More]

First of gun bills, including ammo-tax proposal, hits the pipeline today in the Insurance and Real Estate Committee

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The General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee’s noontime agenda includes one of Rep. Bob Godfrey and Sen. Beth Bye’s proposed bills targeting gun owners after Sandy Hook Elementary School. The committee’s agenda indicates that the bill will get a change of reference to the tax-writing Finance Committee. Here’s the current language. “AN ACT REQUIRING […] [Read More]

State Police again list Sandy Hook School weaponry

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For the conspiracy crowd, this from State Police: “In previous press conferences, the Connecticut State Police clearly identified all of the weapons seized from the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene. Seized inside the […] [Read More]
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Blog-o-rama unveils the Capitol complex’s annual salary breakdown

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It’s time for the Blogster’s annual “Salary Envy” post. The acronym’s on the left mean things like House Republican Office (HRO), Senate Republican Office (SRO), House Democrat Office (HDO), Senate Democrat Office (SRO), Office of Legislative Management (OLM), Legislative Commissioner’s Office (LCO), State Capitol Police (SEC),Program Review and Investigations (PRI), Office of Legislative Research (OLR), […] [Read More]
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Malloy’s Washington Schedule

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s current weekend schedule includes a private meeting this afternoon at 5:15 in the White House with Vice President Joe Biden on gun-violence prevention. Saturday he gives a morning speech on education reform at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, from 7:45 until 9:15 in the Capital Hilton, at 1001 16th Street […] [Read More]
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Malloy in Washington Friday afternoon for White House meeting with Veep

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has a 5:15 appointment in Vice President Joe Biden’s West Wing office in the White House tomorrow, to talk about gun-control legislation. On Saturday, he will participate in the public-service efforts associated with President Obama’s inauguration, prior to speaking about education reform and other issues before the US Conference of Mayors. [Read More]

“Sportsmen’s Caucus” leaves a lot unsaid.

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About a dozen state senators and representatives just participated in the organizational meeting of the “Sportsmen’s Caucus.” This bipartisan group of mostly rural and suburban lawmakers, who as they introduced themselves spoke about gun ranges in their districts, is informal. But they may represent potential friction when legislative gun-control measures get drafted. No one mentioned […] [Read More]