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Ken Dixon

A Capitol session of the Flat Earth Society

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dan4-2

Malloy dismisses GOP’s “bogus” budget proposal

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking with reporters after the monthly State Bond Commission meeting, dismissed GOP budget proposals and said that while he reads their statements and proposals and speaks with them, he doesn’t respect their work product. “Listen, I think they put out an unbelievably bogus. Unbelievably bogus, false budget. I’ve said that before. […] [Read More]
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saydee

DEEP dog catches CT fish poachers

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 It was a specially trained dog that caught two Bridgeport men last week for allegedly taking under-sized stripped bass from the Housatonic River in Milford, in a first-of-its-kind sting. This from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: “A Labrador Retriever that just completed training in the detection of illegally caught fish was used by […] [Read More]
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Fiscal crisis waters down “excessive force” bill

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  The state’s tough financial shape is apparently responsible for watering down a bill aimed at requiring outside prosecutors to investigate excessive use of force or homicides at the hands of local police. The Senate shipped the bill off to the Appropriations Committee after Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, offered an […] [Read More]
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carlo

Consumers would have kill switches to deter stolen mobiles

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  The Senate, anticipating that the mobile-phone industry will wake up and smell the rate of thefts, voted 18-13 on Thursday to approve a bill that would require so-called kill switches on hand-held cellular devices sold in the state after July 1, 2016. “The industry indicates that they will be doing it in a short […] [Read More]
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charters

Malloy stars in charter schools rally at Capitol.

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Hundreds of lime green T-shirts created a pond of color on the north side of the Capitol Thursday afternoon as students and parents demonstrated in favor of further funding for charter schools in Bridgeport and Stamford. The money, proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, was taken out of the budget recently approved by the budget-writing […] [Read More]
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Conservative ALEC sponsors reception today in Hartford

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Vito’s the venerable restaurant on Hartford’s Bushnell Park, will be the site this afternoon of a reception for state lawmakers sponsored by the ultra-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council: “The American Legislative Exchange Council works to advance limited government, free markets and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, […] [Read More]
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lauretti

CCM, Lauretti warn about another mandate

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Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti just joined municipal leaders from throughout the state in a news conference aimed at defeating a bill awaiting action in the House that would allow for a so-called rebuttable presumption that professional and volunteer firefighters who develop a wide range of cancers were job-related. He said that the potential cost cannot […] [Read More]
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