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Mertens Follow-Up

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It seems to me absurd that the Green Party, one of whose main goals in life is stricter environmental regulations, and the Libertarian Party, whose main goal in life is NO regulations, would endorse the same candidate, along with the Independent Party, who, for all that I can tell, would favor tax incentives for polluters. […] [Read More]
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Don’t Repeal CT Estate Tax, Make it Fairer

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The Governor has proposed eliminating the unified gift and estate tax as part of her package of proposed budget changes to balance the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2010-2011 budgets. This repeal not only would reduce state revenues by $85 million in SFY 10 and by $177 million in SFY 11, it also would make our […] [Read More]
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Amann Leaves Me At A Loss for Words

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I have previously written about Jim Amann’s campaign: Amann Goes From Inept To Ridiculous. But I am at a loss for words to describe to what a new low this campaign has sunk. Colin McEnroe and his merry band of commenters point out the myriad of mistakes in an Amann press release and the redoubtable […] [Read More]
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Mertens Moves CFL In The Wrong Direction

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As one of the first members of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, and its founding Vice-Chairman, I am distressed to learn that the current chairman, John Mertens, who succeeded the much loved, and recently departed John Orman, and wrote new rules is seeking the Connecticut for Lieberman Party’s nomination to run for the Senate in […] [Read More]
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Protection From Unreasonable Search and Seizure Expaded

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A great, surprising decision today: read all about it here (see comments). H/T: A Public Defender [Read More]
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CT’s Public Financing Of Election Campaigns Ruled Unconstitutional

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Read all about it here. So, all public financing of campaigns is ended for now. Atty General Dick Blumenthal will certainly appeal, and ask for a stay. But new legislation will be required sooner or later. [Read More]
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Connecticut’s Working Families Party Gubernatorial Forum

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Around 150 members of Connecticut’s Working Families Party will meet Saturday Morning for the fast-growing minor party’s Annual Meeting. Four potential candidates for Governor will be participating in the party’s Gubernatorial Forum, where WFP members will ask questions about Working Families’ priority issues, like healthcare, the economy, education and paid sick days. Former Speaker of […] [Read More]
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Himes Holds Public Meetings

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Three events specifically address health care reform: Greenwich Mon, August 31: 6:30-8:00pm Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich Norwalk Wed, September, 2: 6:30-8:30pm Norwalk City Hall 125 East Avenue, Norwalk Bridgeport Thu, September 3: 6:30-8:00pm City Hall Council Chambers 5 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport And he has agreed to attend a Republican-sponsored forum on […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Voices for Children Challenges Rell’s Claim

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Connecticut Voices for Children, a research-based policy think tank, challenged the Governor’s statement in her news release about her budget proposal that “[o]ver the past 20 years, state spending has far outstripped the ability of Connecticut taxpayers to pay for it.” It also challenged the usefulness of the data she used to support her argument. […] [Read More]
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I Don’t Blame Obama – Yet

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I don’t blame Obama for the health care debacle so far, although Clive Cook says I should. And Kirby from CT Bob thinks it’s time for him to step up to the plate. But I agree with Ross Douthat who says Don’t Blame Obama Health care reform is the Democratic Party’s signature issue. Its wonks […] [Read More]
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