Monthly Archive for July, 2009

: July, 2009

State Treasurer to Lawmakers: No budget = bad credit

In a letter to Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and legislative leaders, state Treasurer Denise Nappier today warned the continued lack of a two-year budget (the new, 2009-10 fiscal year began July 1)
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Legislative Dems say their budget has that “new car smell.”

Yesterday state Sen. Toni Harp, D-New Haven, co-chairman of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, issued a press release on the group’s voting out the Democrats’ third budget proposal this year.
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How do fellow Republicans feel about Rell’s tax increases?

The conversation I had this evening with freshman Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, is likely to be the standard response members of the legislature’s GOP minority are going to be giving in the
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“Wow. Is that all?!?!”

That was the response of one Democratic staffer after learning that Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell had only offered around $391 million worth of new taxes in the third two-year budget proposal she put
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Dems tweak income tax hike

As The Advocate reported earlier this week, legislative Democrats have made some changes to their tax package in light of the recent slight decrease in the projected deficit from $8.7 billion to $8.55
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Dan “I’m only EXPLORING a run for Governor” Malloy to Rell: I could have passed a budget by now

Stamford’s Democratic Mayor and potential 2010 gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy was one of the Democrats pouncing yesterday on Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s statement the newest budget proposal
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House Minority Leader Cafero on Gov’s embracing tax increases

During a visit yesterday to Wilton, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who tomorrow is expected to release a new budget proposal – her third attempt this year – told myself and a few other reporters
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Dems target DMV for budget cuts, but Republicans got there first

The legislature’s Democratic majority today revealed some details of a revised budget plan that will be released Thursday, including reorganizing the Department of Motor Vehicles. Under the plan DMV
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We’ll have OUR people contact YOUR people…

Earlier today The Advocate decided to reach out to Linda McMahon, Chief Executive Officer of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. and occasional television personality to talk about the
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Governor Rell on the Wright Tech closure: It’s up to state school officials

I’ll have a more detailed story on this in The Advocate. While Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell was in Wilton this morning for a press conference about a rail project I asked her about J.M. Wright
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