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It’s spring: Sunday bow-hunting approved by the House

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Well, it’s too late for St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, when the famous swallows fly back to Capistrano, California. But gentle readers will understand the analogy when the Blogster announces that yet again, the Connecticut House of Representatives, after a perfunctory debate, just voted its annual approval of the bill that would allow for Sunday […] [Read More]
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Senate deal on “Second Chance Society”

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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano of North Haven and Sen. Gary Winfield , D-New Haven, just announced a bipartisan deal to approve sections of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s “Second-Chance Society” proposal, including responses to excessive police tactics, drug-possession charges and the sentencing of juvenile offenders. “Sen. Winfield, Rep. Klarides, House Democrats, and I have all […] [Read More]
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House votes electric-consumer protection

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  The House just voted 144-1 to make state consumers the first in the nation to be protected from deceptive, variable electric rates. The bill passed the Senate last week and now heads to the governor. It was in response to claims that consumers, particularly the elderly, were being cheated by some electric providers who claim […] [Read More]
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Interactive map shows schools, day care centers

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Wonder why there’s suburban and rural opposition to the portion of Gov. Malloy’s Second Chance Society bill that would limit drug-possession in school zones to misdemeanors? The interactive map doesn’t lie:   http://ctmaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=1b3f7fdb22d74dcb9bf9a4dee18af133 Click on schools and day care facilities [Read More]
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Filibuster vents caucuses, but wastes time

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-The-filibuster-as-mockery-of-the-6282023.php [Read More]
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Down goes Mixed Martial Arts, again

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With new faces representing Bridgeport in the state Senate, there has been a sea change in the chances of Mixed Martial Arts coming to the XL Center in Hartford and Bridgeport’s Webster Arena. Legislation sponsored by then-Sen. Andres Ayala (now DMV commissioner) and signed into law several years back to allow the no-holds barred matches […] [Read More]
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Stalin lives! Miffed Senate Republicans filibuster

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In case you think Sen. Henri Martin’s excruciating recollection of his career as a Bristol home builder has anything to do with the bill that would prohibit variable-rate electricity contracts, Senate Republicans are in slow-down mode over perceived slights in the chamber, which Democrats nominally control 21-15. This was a slam-dunk bill that was the […] [Read More]
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Freshman Rep. McCarthy Vahey pedals to the Capitol

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 If she looked a little tired the other day on the floor of the House, first-term Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, D-Fairfield, had every right to, since she joined bike and walking activists in the 40-mile trip from New Haven in support of pending legislation on bike safety and transit options contained in Senate Bill 502. “The […] [Read More]
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