Monthly Archive for September, 2008

: September, 2008

Governor, Democrats spend day discussing deficit with media

The state’s current budget deficit grew this week and so did the intensity of lawmakers’ public relations campaigns over how to best address the $300 million hole. Earlier today Republican Gov. M.

Perone may take GOP up on invite to talk state deficit Thursday

Democratic leaders of the General Assembly have been cool to the Republican minority’s scheduling a hearing on the status of the state’s finances – in particular the $300 million deficit – for

Sooo, which party is more concerned you’ll freeze this winter?

Today state Senate Democrats announced the creation of a “one stop shop for Spanish speaking families” to access information about heating and energy assistance. The humanitarian in me thinks that

CT League of Conservation Voters releases annual report card

Check it out to see how your state legislators voted on environmental issues important to the league during the 2008 legislative session that ended in early May. Lori Brown, the league’s executive

State Dems announce their own budget hearing … sort of

Last week The Advocate published a story about state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, and state House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, scheduling a hearing for this

Problems with state Latino Affairs Commission

Hartford Courant reporter Jon Lender had a nice write-up about problems at the top of the state’s Commission on Latino and Peurto Rican Affairs. This is one of a handful of such commissions lawmakers

Cafero talks taxes

Norwalk’s own Larry Cafero, the state Republican House Minority Leader, was part of a panel discussion recorded earlier today at the capitol for Connecticut Public Radio’s “Where We Live” program. The

Have the Shays/Himes campaigns asked you to appear in an ad?

The two 4th Congressional District candidates have both used local “political insiders” in their television commercials, although they are not identified as such. Presumably the campaigns want to pass

Rell wants 2nd stimulus package, bucks Bush, federal GOP

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell today reissued her call for a second federal economic stimulus package. In doing so, Rell threw her support behind Congressional Democrats who have been urging reluctant

What price gouging? II

In a follow-up interview this evening, Gene Guilford of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Marketers Association said that in setting up a gasoline price gouging hotline over the weekend, Gov. M.