Monthly Archive for April, 2009

: April, 2009

Cities and towns rally at capitol to oppose budget cuts and actually ask for more $$$

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities rounded up a hearing room full of municipal and school leaders, including Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, New Haven Mayor John

Lt. Governor Fedele mourns Italy earthquake victims

Lt. Governor Michael Fedele of Stamford is proud of his Italian heritage and today issued a statement about the devastating earthquake that occurred in L’Aquila, which he said is about an hour from

Ned Lamont believes state Dems pulled trigger too soon on tax hikes

I had an opportunity to speak today with Greenwich entrepreneur and millionaire Ned Lamont, the anti-Iraq War candidate who won the Democratic Party’s primary in 2006 against Stamford native U.S.

State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, the Mayor Mike Bloomberg of the General Assembly

Legislators from both parties are beginning to volunteer cuts to their salaries or take at least a day without pay in the face of mounting budget deficits. But freshman Sen. L. Scott Frantz,

Dems side with Rell on eliminating Property Rights Ombudsman

While the legislative Democrats’ budget preserves several of the agencies, commissions and “watch dogs” Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell proposed cutting in her Feb. 4 budget, it appears the majority

Did you guys forget that $1 billion dollar overhaul of the New Haven Rail Yard?

The two year budget proposed Thursday by the legislature’s Democratic majority is missing a pretty big piece – money to fund the upgrade of the New Haven Rail Yard so it’s ready to maintain the fleet

Puzzler of the day

So, you’re a Fairfield County Catholic pulling down a decent salary. And your household takes in at least $250,000 in annual income, which happens to be the starting point for legislative Democrats’

Did you get your ticket to “Phantom”?

During her press conference today condemning the legislative Democrats’ budget proposal, Gov. M. Jodi Rell made a scripted joke about aspects of the two-year plan her administration believes are at

Fairfield County Dems already starting to fight against party budget

The ink on the Democrats’ budget proposal isn’t even dry, but a few caucus members from lower Fairfield County are among the first signaling their opposition to the proposed tax increases. Rep.

Democrats want to make it more expensive to smoke AND to try and quit

There’s already a ton of stuff in the Democratic budget proposal worth writing about and that’s before having reviewed the full document. But I’ve got to say I found interesting a recommendation to