Garden gnomes kills off GMO grass-seed bill

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Senate President Pro Tempore Don Williams didn’t get a whole lot of love in the House today, when a wild assemblage of Republicans and Democrats voted to kill his pet bill that would have banned genetically engineered grass seed that’s being developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. of Marysville, Ohio. So where shall we start? Democrats […] [Read More]
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State will delay emissions tests (for GM compacts involved in recalls) until October

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  The governor Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody A. Currey have announced an extension of the emissions testing dates for vehicles that are in the massive recall by General Motors. “We understand that affected residents are already under enough stress dealing with the G.M. recall and don’t want to add to their burden.  Their […] [Read More]
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Wow, the frenetic governor is taking a brief, pre-parade vacation. Did he lose a bet?

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You know Gov. Dan Malloy as the perpetual-motion machine, flitting around the state on a daily basis. Well, he and wife Cathy are heading to Florida for some “previously scheduled personal time” and will be gone from this afternoon until Sunday morning. So he’ll be back in time for the big parade for the double-NCAA […] [Read More]
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Supremes say “No” to Joe Ganim’s attempt to win back his law license

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  From the just-released Supreme Court decision on Joe Ganim, the disgraced former Bridgeport mayor’s attempt to regain his license to practice law: “…the defendant has not demonstrated a period of exemplary behavior persisting for a sufficient period of time to offset his transgressions..”   [Read More]
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Judiciary Committee tomorrow will debate bill making it illegal for U-18-year-olds to buy, possess so-called e-cigarettes

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The Judiciary Committee is scheduled for an 11:15 meeting tomorrow, before the House and Senate sessions. Here is the summary of the first item on their agenda:     “AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND YOUTH SMOKING PREVENTION. SUMMARY: This bill makes it illegal for a minor (under age […] [Read More]
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Pressure tonight is on Indiana, Connecticut farmers in governors’ bets on NCAA women

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Gov Malloy and Indiana Gov Mike Pence have an array of agricultural products from their respective states in tonight’s version of the “friendly” wager that resulted in Malloy winning a selection of Kentuck bourbon last night. Gov. Malloy  has a basket of Connecticut Grown products riding on the outcome, while Pence is wagering a similar booty […] [Read More]
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After a day of committee confusion, “Revenge” bill is listed as passing

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The Blogster was surprised the other day when after the Judiciary Committee’s overwhelming vote in favor of the so-called revenge-porn bill, it was not posted on the General Assembly website as having passed. Now it is.The final vote was 39-1, with Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, voting against it. Below is the text of the bill, […] [Read More]
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Are you missing John Rowland, who has left WTIC under cloud of federal grand jury investigating campaign-finance fraud?

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Well. here are the lyrics to his theme song, “Only in America” by Brooks and Dunn that you can sing Sun goin up over New York City. School bus driver in a traffic jam. Starin at the faces in her rearview mirror. Lookin at the promise of the promised land. One kid dreams of fame […] [Read More]
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