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Ken Dixon

CT Legislature: not quite a Eugene O’Neill tragedy

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Malloy signs “Emily’s Law” safe-boat/towing legislation

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Emily Fedorko, the 16-year-old from Greenwich who died in a water-skiing related accident last summer, is the namesake of “Emily’s Law,” which Gov. Malloy has signed. It prohibits children under-16 from piloting watercraft towing skiers or tubers and requires a related safety course. Here’s a summary of the legislation: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MINIMUM AGE […] [Read More]
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Malloy will avoid a session-ending appearance

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As the House and Senate scurry to the end of the session, finishing a budget and possibly pushing through legislation aimed at preventing excessive police force, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy won’t be appearing at the witching hour in about 35 minutes, to address the combined House and Senate. The fruit buffet was last night, so […] [Read More]
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Looney on the verge of calling question

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The GOP Senate filibuster on the budget has stopped, as Senate President Marty Looney called for a parliamentary inquiry that could lead to a rare call-of-the-question, ending debate for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano is on the floor now and summing up the debate, which started at 5:30. The House debate took 5 […] [Read More]
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Sharkey tells Fasano to mind his own chamber

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HARTFORD – Len Fasano, Senate GOP leader, blamed Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey for keeping lawmakers overnight, until he gathered enough support to pass the budget 73-70 at 10:30 a.m. It then left the Senate only a few hours to review it and even fewer hours to complain about it on the Senate floor […] [Read More]
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Sharkey, harkening undead, coins budget moniker

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The sun was well up this morning and the interstates were humming around Hartford, as the House of Representatives continued their all-nighter into the mid-morning. While the fragile Democratic majority circled their wagons and coalesced, Republicans launched seven unsuccessful amendments. After the second GOP attempt to derail the Democrats seemed to fail, Speaker of the […] [Read More]
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Sunday (bow and arrow) hunting for Bambi wins OK

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The Senate just voted 28-8 to allow Sunday bow hunting on certain private properties, to be determined by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Previously approved in the House, it now heads to the governor for final review. The DEEP would post the eligible areas of the free-fire zones in August, in plenty […] [Read More]
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Budget update: cig tax=50 cents

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Maybe Democratic leaders got the message from the deluge of phone calls at their Capitol offices. Legislative leaders are slightly tweaking “revenue points” in the ever-redrafting budget. The $100 cut in the $300 property-tax credit on income taxes has now been pushed out to the second year of the biennium, which starts on July 1, […] [Read More]
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