Tere Caruso, Mother of State Rep. Chris Caruso. Dies at 85

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Teresa C. Caruso, 85, mother of veteran state Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, died over the weekend. She was remembered during a brief moment in the state House of Representatives this afternoon. [Read More]
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Bill Perceived as Anti-Newspaper Dies in P&D

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 A bill – SB 365 – that would have allowed cities and towns to quietly post requests for bids on their municipal Web sites, away from the eyes and scrutiny of general readers who buy newspapers, died yesterday in a 9-11 vote in the legislative Planning and Development Committee. The bill was the recent target of […] [Read More]
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Forget the Hotdogs. DEP Charges Canine Poisoning. What’s Wrong With the Water in Windsor?

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Here’s a news release from the DEP about the arrest of a brainiac in Windsor. “The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation Police  (EnCon) have arrested a 49-year-old man on charges that he used chemicals to kill wildlife.The man, William Bednarz of Windsor, was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled […] [Read More]
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Long Morning’s Journey Into Late Afternoon For The Judiciary Committee. What Happened to the Judicial Wannabes?

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The Blogster’s not exactly sure, pending further information from the co-chairmen of the Judiciary Committee, but nine nominess for Superior Court judge may have been shot down a few minutes ago, when the committee meeting was suspended in advance of the imminent House session. The deadline to confirm the nine nominees was supposedly today. So there’s […] [Read More]
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It’s Not a Good Year to Complain About Noisy Cars on Interstate Highways

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Because there’s no money for those sound barriers. State DOT officials this afternoon told the Trnasportation Committee the program of building barriers, once budgeted for up to $5 million a year, has essentially been without funding since 1990. Now there’s a statewide project backlog of 500 sections of wall. Lawmakers wanted to know if future […] [Read More]
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Poets Hiding in the Governor’s Press Office

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   It’s hard to make those news releases sing and it took a while for the Blogster to suss out Rich Harris, Gov. Rell’s designated pit bull, as an alliterative wordsmith. Nestled in yesterday’s otherwise mundane release on panel charged with expediting delays in construction projects, is this gem of a quote from the governor: “We […] [Read More]
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On Earth Day, the House Approves Paint-Recycling Legislation, Effective March 1, 2013

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Lawmakers usually can’t see past the next election. Still, the Blogster looks askance at a bill that just passed the House 141-0 that would require paint manufacturers to create a statewide recycling program. But why push it out to 2013? Because they want California and/or Vermont to adopt Oregon’s similar program. It could take effect earlier, […] [Read More]
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Senate Coming in Later Today After Funeral for Sen. Slossberg’s Father

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Say what you want about the dysfunctional Senate, but “the circle,” as they say, breeds loyalty. That’s why the Capitol was vacant of senators this morning until they came back from services in Hamden this morning for Sen. Gayle Slossberg’s father, Harold Siegel, 90, of Massachusetts. [Read More]
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