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Comptroller Lembo agrees that Malloy’s latest budget cuts still leave nearly $90 M budget deficit

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Comptroller Kevin Lembo this afternoon said that even with the latest cuts ordered last month by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the state’s lingering budget deficit remains at $89.4-million. Ten days ago the Office of Policy and Management announced $31.5 million in reductions on top of November’s $54.7 million in cuts. “Based on current spending trends and […] [Read More]
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Transportation Committee’s huge agenda is an orphan of the storm

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The General Assembly’s Transportation Committee had a huge honking agenda for today’s public hearing, which has been “cancelled,” actually postponed, due to the weather’s ability to hinder…well…transportation. For those sitting in front of their computers, enjoy another slice of King Cake http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cream-cheese-filled-king-cake if you thought ahead to prepare and bake the pre-Lenten treat and peruse what might have […] [Read More]
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Whose “emergency-parking” orders are most likely to be ignored?

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The Blogster nominates Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, whose call for no on-street parking in advance of last week’s non-blizzard was thoroughly ignored, even by the local DPW, who acknowledged a thorough disconnect with emergency-services officials. Today, after Lauretti’s order that cars may be parked only on the even-numbered side of the street, we have further […] [Read More]
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CT Historical Society director makes sudden history of 11 staffers

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NRA muzzled in House and out-gunned in Senate. Grogins confirmed for Superior Court

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  HARTFORD – Opposition from gun enthusiasts was muffled Friday when the House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm for Bridgeport representative Auden Grogins to a Superior Court judgeship. Her nomination sailed through the House 125-18 and 30-4 in the Senate, after a half-hour debate in which supporters said her sponsorship of the General Assembly’s […] [Read More]
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Gun enthusiasts fall short in opposition to Grogins in 125-18 House vote

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Those western Connecticut House members who voted against Auden Grogins’s for Superior Court included Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor, of New Milford,  and freshmen representatives Ben McGorty of Shelton and Pam Staneski of Orange. Fifteen of the 18 votes against Grogins in the House won endorsements from the gun-slinging Connecticut Citizens Defense League before the November elections, […] [Read More]
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Grogins wins House approval for Superior Court post. Pro-gun lawmakers muzzled.

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In a 125-18 vote, the House of Representatives just confirmed former rep Auden Grogins, 52, of Bridgeport, for a Superior Court judge post. The legislation next moves to the Senate for expected confirmation later this afternoon. While no House members spoke against her nomination, opposition supported by the NRA and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League […] [Read More]
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Connecticut stats show crime is way down

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Arrests have declined 27.3 percent since 2009. The prison population has fallen 10.4 percent. In 2005 there were 18,001 inmates. Today there are 16,167. Those are some of the tidbits in “Trends in the Criminal Justice System,” written by Michael P. Lawlor, undersecretary in the state Office of Policy and Management’s Criminal Justice Policy & […] [Read More]
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