Gov. Dannel Malloy relegated to “other state leaders” status in GOP news release

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Of course all is fair in love, war and politics. But here are a couple of news releases for folks who appreciate parallel political universes. In the first, from Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, references to the Democratic governor have been scrubbed except for the oblique reference to “other state leaders.” Lots of similar words here, […] [Read More]

Humane Society honors Bridgeport Rep. Auden Grogins

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Going to the Dogs? State Rep. Auden Grogins is a winner of the  National Humane Society’s “Legislator of the Year” award, for her work in the Legislators for Animal Advocacy caucus. “I am honored to be given this very important award today by the National Humane Society,” Grogins said in a statement. “I believe that […] [Read More]

Lung cancer screening coverage would be mandatory for insurance companies

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Under legislation approved this afternoon by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, health insurance companies would have to provide coverage for lung cancer screening tests. The bill goes to the Senate floor. Its overall future is in doubt in a year where mandate on businesses might not be too attractive to lawmakers. [Read More]
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How many bills have been filed?

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As too many people testifying before the General Assembly have already said this legislative session, “good question.” Today is No. 29 in the daily list of bills to receive their first reading into the records of the Senate and House. So we’re up to 974 in the Senate and 1,491 in the House. Mercifully only […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy, in Danbury, calls for immediate action on tougher gun laws

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Here’s what he wants the Legislature to enact, followed by his remarks at Western Connecticut State University. *Making  Background Checks Universal and Comprehensive * Banning Large Capacity Magazines *  Strengthening the Assault Weapons Ban *   Promoting Safer Gun Storage * Increasing Enforcement of Existing Laws “Two months ago, our state became the center of a […] [Read More]
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Malloy gets anthrax threat.

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“On February 19, 2013, the Connecticut State Capitol Police Department (SCPD) was notified by the Connecticut State Police (CSP) Executive Security that a threat against the Governor was received by constituent services. The threat consisted of a phone call from an individual stating that a letter sent to the Governor contained Anthrax. CSP provided detailed […] [Read More]
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AG Jepsen going after pension of convicted former Redding highway super

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Attorney General George Jepsen has filed a suit in Hartford Superior Court seeking to revoke or reduce the pension of former Redding highway superintendent  Bruce L. Sanford of Redding, who recently pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree larceny and was sentenced on January 17. Mr. Sanford workedc for Redding from July 1990 to July […] [Read More]
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