Monthly Archive for December, 2008

: December, 2008

Republican leaders split on Dems putting off special session

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, earlier this afternoon “applauded” the announcement by Sen. President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, and incoming House Speaker Christopher Donovan,

Radio personality and Norwalk resident Diane Smith laid off

According to the Hartford Courant, Diane Smith, a familiar face at various charity events and self-written book signings in lower Fairfield County, has lost her job co-hosting a morning talk show on

Cafero: If no special session Jan. 2, then when? Give me a date.

State House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, said he will not fight Democratic leaders’ opposition to a special session this Friday on the deficit if they come up with an alternative date.

DiNardo mum on time and place of meeting with Lieberman

Nancy DiNardo, chairman of the state Democrats, said this morning she has scheduled a meeting with black sheep (my words, not hers) U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman for this week. But she declined to give

The legislature has to spend money to save money

One argument against convening a special legislative session Jan. 2 to address the budget deficit is it would cost taxpayer dollars that might be saved if the vote took place during the regular

I’ll ask again – Why can’t Lt. Gov. Fedele be the biz advocate?

Back in November I wondered why the state needs to spend money on a business advocate when it has Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele of Stamford, who clearly wants to make economic development a hallmark of his

‘Tis the season for trains under the tree, but not railyard audits

There’s a rumor floating around the capitol that the long-anticipated audit of the over-budget New Haven Rail Yard project will now not be released until AFTER Christmas. Although there is still the

Lieberman supports special elections to fill Senate vacancies

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the self-described “independent Democrat” from Stamford, said yesterday he backs a proposal being floated by some state officials to let voters address future senate

State employees give generously for holidays

State employees get a bad rap in the media since newspapers generally write about when they screw something up and cost taxpayers money. So it’s only fair to give them good publicity as well, like

My first newspaper officially closes

I found out last week from an old editor that the first newspaper I worked for – the Regional Standard – has been shut down as part of the cuts announced by the Journal Register Company, owner of the