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
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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
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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
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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
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Here’s that poll from the unions…

… mentioned in the prior post.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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