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Ken Dixon

ALS, colitis, may join list of eligible ailments for medical-marijuana

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The scheduled March 11 meeting of the Board of Physicians of the state’s medical marijuana program will review three new diseases for possible inclusion among the 11 listed ailments. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Fabry Disease and Ulcerative Colitis will be the focus of a public hearing and vote that day, according to the agenda posted […] [Read More]
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Barnes does his best “Willie Sutton” on Finance Committee

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As the Finance Committee picked apart the governor’s budget proposal this afternoon, Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, left, asked OPM Secretary Ben Barnes why the proposal would add more taxes on state hospitals, above the current $600-million levy. “When that first became a public concept three, three-and-a-half years ago, I again scratched my head wondering […] [Read More]
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Back in the saddle again, Sen. Ed Gomes is a throwback

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Once-and-future state Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, left, a retired Steelworker, was able to salute Bridgeport Democrats as only he can, with his big win Tuesday to regain the 23rd District seat representing Bridgeport and part of Stratford. While the Working Families Party is touting Gomes’s success as a come-from-behind win that’s their first big victory […] [Read More]
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Secretary of the State: Get rid of local voter registrars

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HARTFORD — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, this morning proposed eliminating locally elected voter registrars. Instead they would be trained Civil Service appointees. Merrill, in a morning news conference in her Capitol office, cited last November’s Election Day problems in Fairfield, Hartford and Naugatuck as well as the 2010 […] [Read More]
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Deja Vu all over again for John Rowland.

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US District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton has set March 18 for the upcoming sentencing of two-time loser John G. Rowland. His first federal prison sentencing occurred on March 18, 2005. [Read More]
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Apologetic OPM Secy Barnes admit “discrepancy” in budget calculations

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When is the constitutional budget cap not the budget cap? When Gov. Malloy’s budget office cops to a miscalculation. OPM Secretary Ben Barnes just admitted that a “discrepancy” occurred in calculating the governor’s budget proposal. So the $19.6-billion first year of the biennium that had been $6.3 million below the cap, is now about $55 […] [Read More]
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1.7 M Anthem customers, former customers told to sign up for ID protection

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This from Attorney General George Jepsen: “Health insurer Anthem, Inc. has informed state officials that 1,716,436 Connecticut residents who are current or past Anthem or Blue Plan customers were impacted by the massive data breach disclosed earlier this month.¬† While all approximately 80 million affected customers nationwide will be able to access identity theft repair […] [Read More]
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Opening Day of trout season moves up to April 11

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The sterile Triploid Grass Carp (left NY Dept of Env Conservation) is the reason why Opening Day of the trout season will now be a week earlier than usual. The General Assembly’s Regulation Review Committee just approved new rules that include the Opening Day’s calendar move from the typical third Saturday in April to the […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Legislature is at your disposal

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-The-proposal-before-the-disposal-6093175.php [Read More]
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Malloy, at White House, named to new post

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No, he’s not moving to Washington.¬†Malloy was named by the White House to become co-chairman of the Council of Governors, a bi-partisan council of 10 governors selected by the President for two-year terms. This from Malloy’s office: “The Council is intended to serve as a forum for discussion of National Guard and homeland defense issues, […] [Read More]
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