Monthly Archive for April, 2009

: April, 2009

Swine flu trumps Lyme disease

The state House of Representatives passed a pretty big deal bill today intended to protect physicians who buy into the controversial notion of chronic, tick-borne Lyme disease from being investigated

State DOT Commish not interested in merger with DMV

I just bumped into Joseph Marie, who about a year ago was hired by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell to take over the Department of Transportation. I asked Marie for his thoughts on a proposal by

Explore Cafero?

As The Advocate reported over the weekend, House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, today filed paperwork with the state Elections Enforcement Commission to form an exploratory committee for

The smartest person in the room

So at the end of the Reps. Cafero/Wood budget forum that I referenced in the below Blog post, I went up to Tammy Langalis of Norwalk. Langalis, a registered Republican, was in the audience and

Spend the evening listening to Larry Cafero’s budget presentation, or head outside and enjoy the last night of summer-like weather?

Yeah, I would have gone with the latter, too. But my job brought me to Norwalk’s Roton Middle School at 7 p.m. tonight in the hope that House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero’s, R-Norwalk, budget forum

Patriotism trumps price when it comes to state government’s purchase of flags

It is not uncommon for the state to seek the lowest responsible bidder when it’s in the market for goods and services. But as it turns out that approach is not used when Connecticut needs to purchase

Mayor Malloy featured this weekend on CPTV

Capitol newsroom veteran Steve Kotchko interviews Stamford Mayor and potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy for his On the Record program on Connecticut Public Television.

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero on his “yes” vote for the same sex marriage bill

I wasn’t able to catch up with House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, Thursday for a follow-up on the vote late Wednesday night approving same-sex marriage legislation codifying last year’s

Senate Democrats: “Free root canals for everyone!”

Overshadowed by the debate over gay marriage was a bill passed by the legislature Wednesday that commits tens-of-millions in state funds for post-winter road repaving/surfacing throughout the state.

Yay! Everybody wins!!! Or should that read “Everybody spins”?

In reponse to the legislature’s passage last night of the same sex marriage bill, which included limited language to protect churches and religious organizations, the National Organization for