Monthly Archive for September, 2008

: September, 2008

Only Mike Fedele can go to China

Today Stamford resident and businessman Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele’s office announced he and his wife will be visiting China all next week on a “humanitarian and trade mission.” Republican Governor M.

New laws in effect Oct. 1

Nearly 80 new state laws take effect tomorrow. Some we’ve covered in The Advocate over the past several months, including: new criminal justice reforms enacted following the 2007 triple murders in

Michael Coffey for Brian Petronella in the 142nd

This afternoon Michael Coffey, former president of the Norwalk Common Council, called to share his two cents on a story I wrote last week about the possibility of the city’s Democrats cross-endorsing

Conn. Conference of Municipalities or of Crying Mayors?

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, an organization which dubs itself “the voice of local government” at the capitol and beyond, today issued a report on the needs and challenges facing the

The state DEP – Department for Encouraging Peeping…

… of leaves. The DEP (really the Department of Environmental Protection) has launched a new program asking residents to submit their digital color photographs of Connecticut’s fall foliage for

Waiting for Wyman

There has been a lot of talk this week at the capitol about how best and how quickly to address the current, 2009 state budget deficit of plus/minus $300 million. But the real action is not required

No word on whether Cafero or McKinney will cancel any debates

The two leaders of the legislature’s Republican minority – Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield and Rep. Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk – visited the capitol press room following the hearing they hosted today

If Malloy were Governor, what would he do about the deficit?

Stamford Democratic Mayor Dannel Malloy was at the capitol today and briefly stopped by the GOP’s hearing on the state budget deficit to listen to testimony by budget staff. He predicted that the

If you can’t stand the heat…

In criticizing legislative Democrats’ proposal to address the budget deficit by hiring an outside firm to audit the state’s largest agency – the state Department of Social Services — Rich Harris with

Slow and steady wins the race

House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, the only Democrat to so far pursue his party’s nomination for governor rather than wait for perennial favorite Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to make a move,