Monthly Archive for June, 2010

: June, 2010

DOT union spokesman: Marie wasn’t God’s gift to the agency

Matt O’Connor, communications director for CSEA SEIU, the union representing about 1,000 of the Department of Transportation’s 3,000-plus employees, said tonight that just-departed DOT Chief Joseph

I guess there really isn’t any job security in state government

The big news today is Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie’s abrupt resignation to, according to Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office, “pursue long-term employment opportunities and

DOT Commish Marie says departure planned, amicable

Nearly one year ago I blogged the following about Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie after an interview to talk about his first anniversary on the job: —- One of the most commonly asked

A bit more insight into the handling of a Senate candidate

Here is an e-mail Ed Patru, spokesman for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, sent members of the media this morning. It’s notable because the McMahon camp, unlike some other candidates,

Gov candidates keep it civil, leave fightin’ words to campaign flacks

The sparks could have really flown at today’s five-way gubernatorial debate in Stamford. Just a few days ago Republicans Michael Fedele and Oz Griebel were criticizing Tom Foley, the GOP nominee they

Lamont cool with serving one term as Governor, but won’t commit to it

Candidates who want to be perceived as challenging the political establishment often promise they will abide by self-imposed term limits. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, for example,

Dan Malloy who?

For a debate, there were very few direct exchanges between the three Republican and two Democratic gubernatorial candidates who appeared early this afternoon at the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference

Guv candidates pledge to be accessible to media, constituents

I won’t accuse retiring Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell of hiding from the media. She holds her share of press conferences and her office lets reporters know about upcoming public appearances, such

Foley supporter Mitt Romney in New Canaan tonight

Former Massachusetts Governor/former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going to be the special guest at a private party in New Canaan this evening. A crowd of around 250 is expected,

Mertens to take questions on economy. When will Dick and Linda do the same?

John Mertens, a third party candidate running for U.S. Senate, today announced that on Thursday he plans to deliver “a major address on the economy” at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford. Mertens