State Elections Enforcement Commission “troubled” by SCOTUS ruling that allows unlimited political contributions

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From the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down the federal cap on individual campaign contributions to candidates and party committees The SEEC administers the Citizens Election Program: “We are troubled by this decision from the Supreme Court and believe it further erodes our […] [Read More]
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“You Can’t Make This Stuff Up?” Rowland’s “personal issues” pile up. He leaves WTIC amid guilty pleas for conspiracy in which he was the alleged third party

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John Rowland the felonious, disgraced former governor who attempted to recast himself as a reformed religious figure and conservative, though memory-impaired elder statesman/GOP talking points reader on WTIC, just announced that today was his last stint at the radio station, as he has “personal issues” to attend to. According to Program Director Jenneen Lee, the […] [Read More]
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Environment Committee about to approve “animal cruelty” bill that would require DCF, Ag dpart, to share info on animal cruelty and DCF cases

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The vote in the Environment Committee will remain open until 4 p.m., but it’s likely that House Bill 5037 will easily pass and head to the House floor. The item was the only one on the committee’s agenda and among the dozen committee members there, it won unanimous, bipartisan support. But 17 lawmakers weren’t there, […] [Read More]
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Annual salary porn! Warning: Listings may breed envy, loathing in legislative offices

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You know the drill. The Blogster annually requests legislative salaries under the state Freedom of Information Act. The left hand column identifies offices. SDO=Senate Democrats; HRO=House Republicans; SRO=Senate Republicans; HDO=House Democrats; OLR=Office of Legislative Research; ITS=Information Technology Services; OLM=Office of Legislative Management; OLR=Office of Legislative Research; PRI=Program Review and Investigations; LCO=Legislative Commissioner’s Office; SEC=Capitol Police […] [Read More]
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Governor, lawmakers, want to create an “Electric Supplier Bill of Rights” to protect consumers

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr.today announced legislative proposals to tackle the growing number of complaints about services and rates of third-party electric suppliers. The “Electric Supplier Consumers’ Bill of Rights,” if passed by the midnight May 7 deadldine, […] [Read More]
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Pam Sawyer, dependable House member from Bolton, retiring after 22 years in the state House

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This from Rep. Pam Sawyer, R-Bolton: “Pamela Z Sawyer, R-Bolton, announced today that she will not be seeking a 12th term in the CT House of Representatives. “I am deeply grateful for the great support I have been given by the wonderful folks in the 55th district over the last 22 years. I will miss […] [Read More]
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Opening Day fastball! Feds putting the squeeze on “unnamed” co-conspirator Rowland in Wilson-Foley and Foley pleadings

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So why didn’t the feds indict John Grosvenor Rowland, the disgraced former governor, to coincide with the guilty pleas yesterday of Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley? Well, for starters, because they didn’t have to. His mere reference as an unnamed “co-conspirator” is enough to send us to the potential penalties that could be […] [Read More]
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AARP news conference pushes for consumer protections on third-party electric suppliers

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This from the AARP “Given the large number of electric customer complaints related to the practices of third-party electric suppliers in Connecticut, an ongoing PURA investigation, and findings from a recent study by the Office of Consumer Counsel which found a majority of electric customers who have switched to a third-party supplier are generally paying […] [Read More]
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