Monthly Archive for January, 2009

: January, 2009

At least Rell is willing to talk about something

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell has gotten a fair share of criticism for pledging so far unspecified deep cuts across state government to address the budget hole. But to be fair, at least she’s offering

But will her performance be eligible for a state film tax credit?

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell is doing something a little unusual Monday night. She is asking the state’s television networks to broadcast a live, five minute address just after 6 p.m. The state is

Gov. Rell a no show at state bond commission meeting

The state bond commission met this morning to authorize borrowing $525 million for a variety of capitol projects which Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell a few weeks ago proposed as a means of jump starting

Farrell’s job with Export-Import Bank secure through 2011

Former Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, a Democrat who in 2007 was nominated by President Bush to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, said today her job is

Here’s that poll from the unions…

… mentioned in the prior post.

State lawmakers giving Hollywood execs the shivers

And here’s a perfect example why you need more than just one or two newspapers covering the capitol. I’ve been writing a lot about the future of the state’s film tax credits considering the current

Unions planning to fight cuts with poll

From what I’ve heard, tomorrow (Thursday) some of the state’s employee unions are going to release the results of a recent poll asking taxpayers how they feel about “slashing” public services to

Governor Rell officially puts early retirements on table

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition just posted on its website a summary of today’s budget talks with Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration. The Governor and General Assembly face a

Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy and Hartford’s Eddie Perez

As the story of the arrest of Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez unfolded today, I recalled he had been a staunch ally of Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy during the 2006 Democratic gubernatorial primary. I

Something tells me Stamford lawmakers don’t trust the DOT

Despite assurances from Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie the state WILL find parking spaces for commuters when work proceeds on a new Stamford train station garage, the city’s