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Ken Dixon

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OFA: state budget deficit is up to $191 M

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HARTFORD — The June 30 end of the current fiscal year is looming and yet the incredible expanding deficit continues to grow. This week’s figure from the non-partisan Office of Fiscal Analysis is $191 million. Last week, Malloy’s budget agency, the Office of Policy and Management, estimated the deficit at $132.8 million, a hefty hike of […] [Read More]
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clark

Frankenstein bill: It’s alive!!!

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  HARTFORD – To most people, a vehicle is something that you use to weave in and out of traffic at high speed without signaling. But in the Capitol, a vehicle is a bill’s title that can be stripped of its language, so it can be…repurposed. The Blogster has another name for it, too. A […] [Read More]
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Klarides whacks “scorched-earth” Malloy over anti-GOP remarks via Buzzfeed

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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader State. Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, today whacked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over anti-Republican remarks he made to the online Buzzfeed. “No one in Connecticut is well served by a governor who embarks on a scorched-earth policy to the national media that casts Republicans in such a negative, slanted light and […] [Read More]
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mikebocchino

“Great party,” lowers tone of campus sex debate

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Freshman Rep. Mike Bucchino, R-Greenwich, left, made his mark on this morning’s debate in the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee on the “affirmative consent” bill that would require domestic partners on college and university campuses, faculty or students, to participate in active, voluntary agreement on all phases of sexual activity. Bucchino said he’s concerned […] [Read More]
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MGM Grand breaks ground in Springfield

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The $900 million MGM Grand Casino broke ground today in Springfield. Here’s the response from Connecticut’s Indian tribes.   “Statement of Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown and Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler on today’s groundbreaking in Springfield for a gaming resort there.   “We have been enormously encouraged by the support from across the state for […] [Read More]
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Who says Legislature doesn’t answer the tough questions?

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If you say the General Assembly is a desert, you are off by a consonant. The answer, which the Regulation Review Committee will vote on tomorrow is: dessert. Yep they’re poised to make exemptions in the realm of frozen desserts Here’s the reg: “Section 1. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies are hereby amended by […] [Read More]
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Tensions escalated between minority lawmakers and police chiefs

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HARTFORD — State’s Rep. Bruce Morris, D-Norwalk, chairman of the legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, set off some fireworks last week when he recalled a recent encounter with a Norwalk  cop who stopped him in an apparent late-night racial-profiling incident. Morris responded to the state’s Police Chiefs Association during a public hearing on bills covering […] [Read More]
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Watch out belowwwwww!!!

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-An-eagle-s-glorious-7-story-flight-6149224.php   [Read More]
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Capitol eagle will fly again

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Eric Connery, facilities administrator at the Capitol, says that the fallen brass eagle that landed in the north lawn yesterday afternoon will fly again atop the flag staff that displays the state colors high above the west entrance. He told the Blogster that the beast was likely original to the 1878 building. He said it […] [Read More]
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anne

Sources: Malloy set to select lobbyist daughter-in-law of Democratic lawyer pal to be Insurance commish

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  Sources indicate that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is set to reward omnipresent Democratic fundraiser and state party stalwart James A. Wade, by nominating his daughter-in-law Katie Wade, a former VP of governmental affairs – that’s a lobbyist – at Cigna, to become the next commissioner of the state Department of Insurance. Updating this on […] [Read More]
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