Monthly Archive for October, 2009

: October, 2009

Critics “jump the shark” over Linda McMahon’s film tax credits

I’d like to think I know a little bit about the state’s still fairly new film and television production tax credits. Stamford’s the home of the Connecticut Film Center, whose founder, Kevin Segalla,

Mini budget battle goes down this afternoon in House of Representatives

A handful of state legislators, including House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden and House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, made their way into an otherwise quiet capitol just after 4

Sen. Duff not on board with overriding Rell veto

Legislative Democrats continue to talk about the possibility of overriding Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s veto of a catch-all budget-related bill that, among other things, exempted the Judicial Branch

Stephen Colbert takes on Sen. Lieberman’s opposition to public option

This went down last night on Comedy Central’s faux-conservative Colbert Report “political” program. Stamford’s own self-described “independent Democrat” has been a favorite punching bag of Colbert’s

Gov. Rell: Federal stimulus means 6,000 jobs in Connecticut

Just a few weeks after Chris Healy, the chairman of her party, criticized the federal stimulus plan, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell today proudly announced the investment has created/retained “more than

State Dems, Republicans pointing fingers over latest bond rating news. But what does it really mean?

In a letter issued today to legislative leaders Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell broke the news that Moody’s Investor Services downgraded the outlook of Connecticut’s general obligation bonds from stable

State government spends money to save money

We ran a story over the weekend about the possible fate of J.M. Wright Technical School in Stamford, which was shuttered for the current and next school year in order to save what the Governor’s

Will President Obama return to Connecticut in the coming months?

Because of the tight security at Friday night’s fundraiser in Stamford for U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, we had to reach many of the attendees by phone afterward for a reaction to the keynote address by U.S.

State GOP Chairman on admission cost to Dodd fundraiser in Stamford: Nice to know Fairfield County residents can still fork over $1,000-per-person

The ever quotable Chris Healy, chairman of the Connecticut GOP, had this to say about the $1,000-per-head cost of U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s fundraiser tonight in Stamford. “I’m relieved there are still

Stamford state legislative delegation absent for Obama dinner at Hilton

Plenty of prominent Democrats from Stamford and from around the state attended tonight’s $1000-per-head fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd with special guest U.S. President Barack Obama. But