Hold the Front Page! Rell Doesn’t Threaten Veto! Donovan Says Her Pants are on Fire

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Of course, it was just a Finance Committee vote and it may never come before the House and Senate for actual debate and votes. But spending $180 million over 10 years for $130 million in revenue, as part of the securitization deal on consumer charges that were supposed to finally go away, doesn’t seem anything […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz Questioned By Republicans Trying to See How Long She’s Been a “Practicing” Lawyer

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Here’s a piece of the massive transcript of the second day of Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s recent deposition with Republican lawyers in their attempt to portray the Democrat as failing to have met the 10-year threshold of legal practice needed to hold the office of attorney general. Coincidentally, she wants to replace Attorney General […] [Read More]
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Probate Courts Plan for Keno to Raise a Few Buck$?

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  Those judges in attendance at today’s Probate Court Assembly in the state Supreme Court chamber could look to the person sitting next to them and realize that next year, one of them won’t be there. Indeed, the 117 judges will be reduced to 54 with this year’s elections. So the event was bittersweet. Shelton […] [Read More]
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Democrats in the General Assembly Are Squirrelly About Tackling the Deficit. At Least They’re Not at Yale.

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Check out today’s Yale Daily News to find out about some real squirrels: http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/university-news/2010/04/06/old-campus-unwanted-room-raiders/ [Read More]
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Griebel is First With Quarterly Financial Reports

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R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel, the Simsbury businessman who is a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, has raised more than $300,000 in eight weeks, according to the quarterly filing his campaign has made with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. His report is the first among Democratic and Republican hopefuls following the March 30 end of the […] [Read More]
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Finance Committee Approves Rollback in Pork Spending

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Five-million bucks for the  expansion of the Legislative Office Building? Forgetabout it.  The Walnut Beach pavilion in Milford? Nope. A public video-surveillance system in Bridgeport? Dead. $250,000 for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and $300,000 for the Discovery Museum? Nada. Those are among the items that have been lingering before the State Bond Commission and were ordered […] [Read More]
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Who’s Busier Than Fairfield Probate Judge (and Siting Council Chairman) Dan Caruso?

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Judge Daniel F.Caruso, during a ceremony tomorrow morning in the state Supreme Court chamber, will become the president of the Connecticut Probate Assembly, taking over from Shelton Probate Judge Fred J. Anthony. It’s a big time for change, as the probate system prepares to shrink for a leaner 21st century, with fewer judge positions up for […] [Read More]
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It Must Be Moving Day

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Just south of the Rte 8 entrance ramp at Exit 11 in Trumbull, right on the shoulder, is a metal file cabinet, standing upright, as if whoever owned it couldn’t lift it back into their vehicle after they stopped to fix a flat. It is there for the taking. It’s not the be confused with […] [Read More]
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