Ganim’s Out of Prison! Hide the Hand-Made Shirts!

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How time flies. Joe “I Will Be Fully Vindicated” Ganim, the disgraced former Bridgeport mayor, is at the Watkinson House, a transitional facility, in Hartford today, for the last six months of his sentence on corruption that kept him in a minimum-security federal prison since 2003. [Read More]
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Will Surpeme$ Ruling on Campaign Buck$ Trickle Down To State Politic$?

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Al Lenge, executive director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, opins on today’s US Supreme Court decision that allows corporate buck$ in Senate and presidential elections: “This is a critical time for democracy.  This decision has the potential to flood the state electoral process with corporate money.  The only solution lies in strengthening the Citizens’ […] [Read More]
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Good News For Greenwich-Millionaire-Political Novices! Foley and Lamont Out Ahead in Today’s Q Poll. Lamont Wins Hypothetical (?) November Battle for Governor’s Office

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   Ned Lamont, the Greenwich telecom millionaire who used his brief experience on the local board of finance and board of selectman – and his cash – to win the 2006 US Senate primary, then went on vacation to Vermont as Joe Lieberman sealed his independent re-election run, is ahead in the race for governor, but half […] [Read More]
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Malloy Scolds Moneybags Foley and Lamont. Tries to Shame Them on Public Financing

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In the Cromwell candidates’ forum today Dan Malloy, the former Stamford mayor making another run at the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, scolded Republican Tom Foley (no elected experience) and Ned Lamont (terms as Greenwich selectman and finance board; failed 2006 U.S. Senate run) for planning on using their personal wealth to seize an advantage over any candidates […] [Read More]
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Foley, the Voice of Republican Greenwich, Loses Track of the Wealth

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During today’s gubernatorial-candidates forum, Republican rainmaker/multi-millionaire  Tom Foley, whose first run at public office is governor of Connecticut, indicated he’s a little out of touch with Greenwich wealth, forgetting Lowell P. Weicker, the former town resident, U.S. Senator and independent governor, was one of his income-bracket homies. “I don’t think it’s correct to say that […] [Read More]
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Donovan Admits Fiscal Mess Has Him Buried “Like Earthquake in Haiti”

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Today’s award for poor taste, or TMI, goes to Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, who this morning told the Council of Small Towns gathering at the Cromwell Plaza the story of the little boy pulled out from under a collapsed building in Haiti and used it as a metaphor. “And they freed the little […] [Read More]
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Attorney General Race Getting Crowded: Rep. Cam Staples Joins The Party

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Veteran New Haven Rep. Cameron Staples, co-chairman of the powerful-but-recently depressing Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly, will join Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and George Jepsen of Ridgefield, the former Senate majority leader, in the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Staples, with 18 years in the House, will […] [Read More]
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Legislature Stole Cash From License-Plate Programs

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  Attorney General Dick Blumenthal today charged that Gov. Rell and the General Assembly illegally siphoned off more than $100,000 from the sale of license plates that were marketed to state residents under the guise of funding dedicated accounts, such as neutering dogs and cats.  ”I am writing to urge swift legislative action restoring charitable […] [Read More]
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