Monthly Archive for November, 2008

: November, 2008

Now for the talent portion of our competition…

It’s interesting to note the two new leaders of the state House of Representatives share musical hobbies. Current House Majority Leader/Incoming Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, plays guitar

Cafero talks, Amann mocks

For those who have never witnessed a session of the state House of Representatives, the Speaker – currently Rep. James Amann, D-Milford – basically guides the debate. A bill is raised and Amann,

Will Senator Lieberman’s photo ever be re-hung at Dem HQ?

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman held a 12:30 p.m. press conference today at his offices in Hartford. The economy topped his agenda, but he also heaped praise on the man he tried to help defeat in the

Why not Lt. Gov. Fedele for the job of Business Advocate?

There was talk earlier today the legislature’s Democrats were eliminating the position of state Business Advocate, created in 2006 by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the General Assembly, to help cut

But will Stamford’s registrars drink beer out of it?

The Secretary of the State’s office today announced the four winners of her annual “Democracy Cup”. The annual award goes to the small, medium and large-sized towns with the highest voter turnout on

DSS: Docs NEVER have to join Charter Oak. EVER …

… unless they want to. Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the state Department of Social Services announced last Friday healthcare providers were no longer required to join BOTH Rell’s new Charter Oak Health

Is Cafero right about Donovan?

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, a few days ago told me he was concerned the new House Speaker – Rep. Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden – is too closely allied to the state unions whose

Monday’s special session will not take care of the state deficit

The General Assembly convenes for a special session Monday to enact a deficit mitigation plan intended to address the current, 2009 fiscal year’s budget hole. But the proposal, being crafted by

What is the Department of Social Services looking for?

Late last week DSS sent Freedom of Information requests to a handful of Democratic lawmakers and other state officials seeking their internal correspondence on the controversial Charter Oak Health

What exactly does “smoke-free” mean to hospitals?

Earlier today the Connecticut Hospital Association and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held a press conference in Waterbury announcing a two-year campaign to make all 29 CHA member campuses