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Ken Dixon

NRA muzzled in House and out-gunned in Senate. Grogins confirmed for Superior Court

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  HARTFORD – Opposition from gun enthusiasts was muffled Friday when the House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm for Bridgeport representative Auden Grogins to a Superior Court judgeship. Her nomination sailed through the House 125-18 and 30-4 in the Senate, after a half-hour debate in which supporters said her sponsorship of the General Assembly’s […] [Read More]
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Gun enthusiasts fall short in opposition to Grogins in 125-18 House vote

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Those western Connecticut House members who voted against Auden Grogins’s for Superior Court included Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor, of New Milford,  and freshmen representatives Ben McGorty of Shelton and Pam Staneski of Orange. Fifteen of the 18 votes against Grogins in the House won endorsements from the gun-slinging Connecticut Citizens Defense League before the November elections, […] [Read More]
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Grogins wins House approval for Superior Court post. Pro-gun lawmakers muzzled.

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In a 125-18 vote, the House of Representatives just confirmed former rep Auden Grogins, 52, of Bridgeport, for a Superior Court judge post. The legislation next moves to the Senate for expected confirmation later this afternoon. While no House members spoke against her nomination, opposition supported by the NRA and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League […] [Read More]
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Connecticut stats show crime is way down

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Arrests have declined 27.3 percent since 2009. The prison population has fallen 10.4 percent. In 2005 there were 18,001 inmates. Today there are 16,167. Those are some of the tidbits in “Trends in the Criminal Justice System,” written by Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary in the state Office of Policy and Management’s Criminal Justice Policy & […] [Read More]
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Don’t worry. Your next raise may come before governor’s, state lawmakers’

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Dixon-Raises-if-any-at-least-two-years-off-6036201.php [Read More]
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Malloy says higher estimates may produce 5 inches of snow per hour

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* There will be no morning service on the Shoreline East commuter rail. * Last train from Grand Central to New Haven is 9 tonight. Metro-North unsure of Tuesday schedule. Bradley Airport closes at 7 p.m. *UConn and state universities will be closed Tuesday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in the emergency operations center in the […] [Read More]
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DEEP backs off on storm-water regs.

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As the blizzard descends, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is attempting to get out of the cyclonic path of towns and cities that have been very critical of its ambitious attempt to upgrade stormwater management. The DEEP just released proposed revisions that backed off on requirements for leaf pickup (now it’s “leaf management” […] [Read More]
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Malloy announces $31.5 M in budget cuts

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HARTFORD – Hours after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told minority Republican leaders that he is eager to get suggestions for deficit solutions both long and short-term, he announced $31.5 million in spending cuts in the current budget. It amounts to about a quarter of the $120 million shortfall that has occurred in recent months.   [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy announces $300K for brownfield cleanup at Remington plant in Bpt

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This from the governor’s office:   “Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $2,188,000 in assessment and planning grants to eight municipalities throughout the state to support the redevelopment of historically significant brownfield sites.   “As we’ve raised the bar like never before in preserving […] [Read More]
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Lunch-and-pony show in legislative cafeteria. More rescissions today.

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In one of the more-bizarre photo ops (Dixon photo) in recent memory, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just broke bread together for the benefit of Capitol reporters. Their half-hour sit down didn’t stop action in the cafeteria, a semi-glorified high school scene in which lobbyists, staffers and lawmakers mingle […] [Read More]
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