Political Capitol

Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Is Dan Malloy sending the wrong signal with lavish ball?

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Hartford Courant columnist Rick Green thinks so. Check out today’s column about the party Stamford’s former Democratic mayor is throwing tomorrow night following his gubernatorial inauguration. Green points out other Governors-Elect in Maine and Minnesota have planned far more modest affairs. [Read More]
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Will Malloy fall flat on HIS face?

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“When a guy falls flat on his face on a daily basis, it tends to move the discussion,” then-Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy told one of our Hearst media empire newspapers – The Stamford Advocate – back in 2003. Malloy, a Democrat, was talking about Republican Gov. John Rowland and whether he might run for the […] [Read More]
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State of the state’s tax credits OR banks/insurers cashing in film credits

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Just in time for Governor-Elect Dan Malloy to prepare his first two year budget, the state Department of Economic and Community Development has released a 170 page study of Connecticut’s corporate tax breaks and other tax incentives that you can access below. Here’s a snippet from the introduction: “DECD’s analysis concludes that several Connecticut tax […] [Read More]
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Malloy explains his GAAP plans, sort of

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Governor-Elect Dannel Malloy, who is sworn in Wednesday, will unveil his first two-year budget February 16. It’s going to be a defining moment for the Democrat, who inherits a $3.5 billion deficit and a still faltering economy. “Is his budget the single most defining moment of his administration? Yeah,” former Republican gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel, […] [Read More]
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