Monthly Archive for December, 2010

: December, 2010

Where will your local legislator wield power in Hartford?

Senate and House Democrats and Senate Republicans over theĀ past two days announced chairs, vice-chairs, ranking membersĀ and members of 28 legislative committees. If your local state Representative or
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Would Malloy have kept Ed Commish McQuillan after Wright Tech closure?

Mark McQuillan, Connecticut’s commissioner of education under retiring Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, resigned suddenly Wednesday after having expressed interest in working for Democratic
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They’re out $50 million, but it’s a good Christmas for Vince and Linda

One of our editors got a surprise in the mail today – a Flip video camera in a black velvet pouch emblazoned with the World Wrestling Entertainment logo. Stamford-based WWE is owned by Vince and Linda
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What they’re saying about Gov. M. Jodi Rell as she approaches retirement

Hearst Connecticut Media Group colleague Ken Dixon and I interviewed a lot of folks for this weekend’s piece on retiring Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s legacy. She leaves office January 5 after six
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Malloy on borrowing for more rail cars: “Clearly the votes weren’t there.”

I took an opportunity this morning to ask Democratic Governor-Elect Dannel Malloy if he is pleased the state will not at this time borrow $81 million for the last 38 of 380 new Metro North rail cars.
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Commission hands “solid package of reforms” to Governor-Elect Malloy

A bi-partisan commission, co-chaired by state Senator Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, today formally approved 30 proposals members believe could save more than $450 million in fiscal years 2011 and 2012
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Dick Blumenthal gives Jamie Lee Curtis indigestion

Attorney General/U.S. Senator-Elect Richard Blumenthal today announced the results of a multi-state lawsuit against yogurt-maker Dannon Company, Inc. Blumenthal and his colleagues went after Dannon’s
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John Rowland not talking about Rell…

… at least with me. Got the ex-Republican Governor on the phone tonight, pulling into his driveway, he said, en route from his afternoon radio show on Hartford’s WTIC 1080. I hoped he would answer a
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Rell to Malloy: Good luck with restructuring government

Faced with an estimated $3.4 billion deficit when he assumes office January 5, Democratic Governor-elect Dannel Malloy has pledged to streamline and downsize state government. Last week Malloy told me
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Where are members of Linda’s campaign team now?

Hearst Connecticut Media Group colleague Ken Dixon just reported on his blog that Jodi Latina, one of losing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s spokespeople, has been hired by the state
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