Monthly Archive for November, 2009

: November, 2009

State lawmakers still hoping to restructure government

At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session lawmakers from both parties were talking about the need to radically restructure how Connecticut government delivers services in the face of the budget

Cafero to Foley: Running for Governor is different than running for Congress

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, said Tom Foley of Greenwich called him to talk about Foley’s considering running for Governor instead of U.S. Senate. Cafero earlier this year

Governor Rell: Happy Thanksgiving, I’m cutting your budget

Just a few hours after issuing her Thanksgiving message, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell this afternoon issued her latest round of budget cuts. “One word sums it up – devastating,” said Terry Edelstein,

Connecticut politics has become a “Scooby Doo” chase scene

Today Tom Foley of Greenwich, who has been eyeing the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, said he is instead thinking about running for Governor now that

Stamford one of only 3 municipalities to profit from pooches

Reporters today received copies of the most recent study by the Yankee Institute of Public Policy, a think tank founded in the early 1980s by Bernard Zimmern, “a French entrepreneur who had set up

Rep. Hetherington of New Canaan speaks out against terror trials in NYC

Rep. John Hetherington, R-New Canaan, today publicly criticized the decision by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to try the suspects in the 9-11 attacks in New York City. “This will require towns

The DOT’s new deal for highway rest stops will make you ponder THE FUTURE!!!

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state has “entered into a sweeping, long-term concession agreement to transform all 23 (highway) service plazas with more restaurant choices and

Hmmm. Maybe Bysiewicz’s critics are on to something…

For a couple of years now Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz has been driving around Connecticut conducting ceremonies to honor the state’s World War II veterans. The practice, as I wrote about in

Susan Bysiewicz sure does get around the state

I wrote a story in today’s Advocate/Connecticut Post about questions surrounding Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s decision to put herself in charge of honoring the state’s World War II

Linda McMahon’s list of supporters. Print, clip and save for future use.

Fellow capitol reporter Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant wrote a story that is deservedly garnering plenty of attention today. Keating interviewed Billy Graham, a wrestling superstar from the