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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

: August, 2009

Mertens Follow-Up

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

Don’t Repeal CT Estate Tax, Make it Fairer

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

Amann Leaves Me At A Loss for Words

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

Mertens Moves CFL In The Wrong Direction

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

Protection From Unreasonable Search and Seizure Expaded

A great, surprising decision today: read all about it here (see comments). H/T: A Public Defender

CT’s Public Financing Of Election Campaigns Ruled Unconstitutional

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

Connecticut’s Working Families Party Gubernatorial Forum

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

Himes Holds Public Meetings

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

Connecticut Voices for Children Challenges Rell’s Claim

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

I Don’t Blame Obama – Yet

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