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Ken Dixon

Judiciary Committee tomorrow will debate bill making it illegal for U-18-year-olds to buy, possess so-called e-cigarettes

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The Judiciary Committee is scheduled for an 11:15 meeting tomorrow, before the House and Senate sessions. Here is the summary of the first item on their agenda:     “AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND YOUTH SMOKING PREVENTION. SUMMARY: This bill makes it illegal for a minor (under age […] [Read More]
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Pressure tonight is on Indiana, Connecticut farmers in governors’ bets on NCAA women

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Gov Malloy and Indiana Gov Mike Pence have an array of agricultural products from their respective states in tonight’s version of the “friendly” wager that resulted in Malloy winning a selection of Kentuck bourbon last night. Gov. Malloy  has a basket of Connecticut Grown products riding on the outcome, while Pence is wagering a similar booty […] [Read More]
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After a day of committee confusion, “Revenge” bill is listed as passing

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The Blogster was surprised the other day when after the Judiciary Committee’s overwhelming vote in favor of the so-called revenge-porn bill, it was not posted on the General Assembly website as having passed. Now it is.The final vote was 39-1, with Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, voting against it. Below is the text of the bill, […] [Read More]
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Are you missing John Rowland, who has left WTIC under cloud of federal grand jury investigating campaign-finance fraud?

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Well. here are the lyrics to his theme song, “Only in America” by Brooks and Dunn that you can sing Sun goin up over New York City. School bus driver in a traffic jam. Starin at the faces in her rearview mirror. Lookin at the promise of the promised land. One kid dreams of fame […] [Read More]
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State Elections Enforcement Commission “troubled” by SCOTUS ruling that allows unlimited political contributions

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From the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down the federal cap on individual campaign contributions to candidates and party committees The SEEC administers the Citizens Election Program: “We are troubled by this decision from the Supreme Court and believe it further erodes our […] [Read More]
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“You Can’t Make This Stuff Up?” Rowland’s “personal issues” pile up. He leaves WTIC amid guilty pleas for conspiracy in which he was the alleged third party

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John Rowland the felonious, disgraced former governor who attempted to recast himself as a reformed religious figure and conservative, though memory-impaired elder statesman/GOP talking points reader on WTIC, just announced that today was his last stint at the radio station, as he has “personal issues” to attend to. According to Program Director Jenneen Lee, the […] [Read More]
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Environment Committee about to approve “animal cruelty” bill that would require DCF, Ag dpart, to share info on animal cruelty and DCF cases

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The vote in the Environment Committee will remain open until 4 p.m., but it’s likely that House Bill 5037 will easily pass and head to the House floor. The item was the only one on the committee’s agenda and among the dozen committee members there, it won unanimous, bipartisan support. But 17 lawmakers weren’t there, […] [Read More]
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Annual salary porn! Warning: Listings may breed envy, loathing in legislative offices

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You know the drill. The Blogster annually requests legislative salaries under the state Freedom of Information Act. The left hand column identifies offices. SDO=Senate Democrats; HRO=House Republicans; SRO=Senate Republicans; HDO=House Democrats; OLR=Office of Legislative Research; ITS=Information Technology Services; OLM=Office of Legislative Management; OLR=Office of Legislative Research; PRI=Program Review and Investigations; LCO=Legislative Commissioner’s Office; SEC=Capitol Police […] [Read More]
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Governor, lawmakers, want to create an “Electric Supplier Bill of Rights” to protect consumers

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr.today announced legislative proposals to tackle the growing number of complaints about services and rates of third-party electric suppliers. The “Electric Supplier Consumers’ Bill of Rights,” if passed by the midnight May 7 deadldine, […] [Read More]
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Pam Sawyer, dependable House member from Bolton, retiring after 22 years in the state House

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This from Rep. Pam Sawyer, R-Bolton: “Pamela Z Sawyer, R-Bolton, announced today that she will not be seeking a 12th term in the CT House of Representatives. “I am deeply grateful for the great support I have been given by the wonderful folks in the 55th district over the last 22 years. I will miss […] [Read More]
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