Capitol Police Order Staffs to Clear “Literature” from Capitol Hallways for Opening Day

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The Blogster today has noticed Democratic and Republican staffers moving boxes of unaddressed mailing propaganda from their usual spots in the Capitol hallways, to behind doors in caucus offices. Capitol Police Chief Walter Lee, who took over after the recent death of Chief Michael Fallon, has ordered it as an added security measure for tomorrow’s opening […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal Schedules Noon Newser to Announce Whether Bysiewicz has Enough Experience

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The Blogster finds it hard to believe that Attorney General Dick Blumenthal, who has researched the issue, will declare in a noon news conference today that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz of Middletown has not practiced enough, or been “active” enough, under state statutes, to fulfill the lawyerly qualifications for attorney general. If he […] [Read More]
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Stratford Dem has “God” on Her Side in Special Election to Replace Harkins

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Janice Andersen, a Democrat hoping to take the state House seat vacated by John Harkins, who’s the new mayor of Stratford, filed a campaign-finance report with the State Elections Enforcement Commission that indicates a modest $3,847 raised, with about $2,915 on hand going into next month’s special election. Anyway, contributors have to list their employers […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays for Governor? Why Not? The Maryland Resident is Still on Bpt’s Voter Rolls!

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The Blogster, ever intrigued by Chris Shays ‘ hand-wringing on getting back into politics, just called the Bridgeport voter registrars to see if he’s still registered, even though he sold the house at St. Mary’s By The Sea for the big bucks (and in turn getting out from under that $30,000 prioperty-tax bill) and has […] [Read More]
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Foley’$ Wallet Talking, But Not $taff, When A$ked Price of TV Buy

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   Remember that Zogby Poll released for Connecticut Common Cause yesterday that showed about 80 percent of Connecticut voters approve the public-financing of elections? Yeah, well Greenwich-millionaire-Republican-fundraising-rainman-elective-office-neophyte Thomas C. Foley isn’t among them. Before Christmas he wrote checks to his gubernatorial campaign totaling $2 million, then last week, in a candidates’ forum in Cromwell, scoffed […] [Read More]
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Rell and Unions Will Sit Down This Afternoon and Talk (Concessions?)

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Gov. Rell and state unions last year agreed on union concessions that saved tens of millions of dollars while protecting state workers from layoffs. This afternoon at 4, they’ll meet again in what a union spokesman describes as “the first of what we are proposing as a series of discussions on what we hope will be […] [Read More]
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Healy Rants, Larson Coos. It’s the Morning After the State-of-the Union

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  The Blogster is grateful for their relatively concise summations of last night’s address by the president. Here’s first GOP State Chairman Chris Healy, doing his guerrilla politics react, followed by US Rep. John Larson, D-Connecticut, whose white mane, spotted in the crowded House chamber last night, reminded the Blogster of a hybrid between Ted […] [Read More]
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$40 Million in Stimulus Money Will Go to High-Speed Link From New Haven to Springfield

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          Governor Jodi Rell just announced that $40 million in federal stimulus funding will be the first step toward a high-speed double track for commuter trains in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor. The Blogster envisions that the project might be completed before today’s kindergarten students are cashing Social Security checks. The funding is supposed to be announced in Philadelphia today.               […] [Read More]
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