Yearly Archive for 2009

: 2009

Going beyond the Governor’s breathalyzer press release

Yesterday, just in time for New Year’s Eve, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office issued a bare bones press release about federal funding to update the state’s breathalyzers, used by police to help

Update on wine sales in supermarkets OR welcome to the rough and tumble world of Connecticut winemaking

I promised a few weeks ago more details on whether state lawmakers will allow the sale of wine in Connecticut supermarkets to help boost revenues. Here’s the story that ran in today’s Hearst

You know you’re in the political fight of your Congressional life when…

… your state is one of the first BBC radio chooses to visit as it begins reporting on November’s mid-term elections. Just got off the phone with a BBC reporter who is planning a visit to Connecticut

Why not “million-heiresses”?

In response to Governor M. Jodi Rell’s decision to veto legislation postponing changes to the estate or so-called death tax, state Senate President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, charged her with

Legislature this week may have caused more problems for the state’s firearms permitting process

On Monday, during the latest special session at the capitol to deal with the budget crisis, some staffers were grumbling about a proposal in the deficit mitigation bill that transfers the Board of

More cracks in the post-Cheshire criminal justice reforms

A few weeks ago our Hearst newspapers carried a report outlining how lawmakers during the recent budget battle quietly agreed to bring back re-entry furloughs for offenders to cut costs in the

Sen. McKinney to ponder gubernatorial run over the holidays, announce decision in early 2010

Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, has not ruled out a run for governor now that incumbent Republican M. Jodi Rell has decided to not seek re-election in 2010. And he plans to make his

Sens. Duff, McDonald, swap votes during special session

State Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk and Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, caste interesting votes during today’s special session of the General Assembly to deal with the deficit. The two lawmakers have

Cafero will seek re-election, not running for Governor

A source close to House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, just confirmed that when he meets with the capitol press corps at 2 p.m., he will announce plans to run again for his legislative

Linda McMahon’s using Lincoln to defend wrestling is nothing new

Linda McMahon’s referencing President Abraham Lincoln’s time as a wrestler¬† during our interview with her to lend credibility to her business, World Wrestling Entertainment, is being mocked by her