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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Union reminds Malloy who helped get him elected

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Around the same time new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy had reached the point in today’s inaugural address where he urged the state to “engage in a shared sense of sacrifice” to help him address a $3.5 billion budget deficit, one state union issued a statement emphasizing the role members played in Malloy’s election. At a […] [Read More]
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Lt. Gov. Wyman realizes she gets personal security now

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During this afternoon’s swearing-in of new Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor/outgoing state Comptroller Nancy Wyman told the audience gathered at the State Armory in Hartford her door is always open, “if they let you in.” “Didn’t know about having these state troopers around,” Wyman said to some laughs. She was referring to the fact that […] [Read More]
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Please visit our Inauguration 2011 blog

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I’ll be posting some coverage of today’s gubernatorial inauguration/2011 legislative session kick-off here, but for the most comprehensive news, please visit our special Hearst Connecticut Media Group blog set up for the occasion. A lot of talented reporters and photographers, myself included, are posting regular updates. So even if you hate what I write, chances […] [Read More]
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When Speaker Donovan says “everyone” does he mean state unions?

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State House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, just wrapped up his inauguration day speech to the chamber, emphasizing his eagerness to get to work in the 2011 session growing Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs. Donovan must also work with new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Stamford to address an estimated $3.5 billion budget deficit. “Everyone has […] [Read More]
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Senator Frantz hopes Malloy takes tax cues from Cuomo

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It’s inauguration day and I caught up with state Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, this morning just prior to his being sworn-in for another term in the General Assembly. We spoke a bit about whether new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will hike taxes on the wealthy, particularly those living in lower Fairfield County and Greenwich, […] [Read More]
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Ken Krayeske not sure if he’ll attend inaugural parade

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Ken Krayeske, the activist, free-lance journalist, recent Congressional candidate and attorney arrested during Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s inaugural parade four years ago, is uncertain whether he’ll show up at tomorrow’s festivities. Rell, pictured with Krayeske in the above photo from his website, is retiring and Democrat Dannel Malloy will be sworn in as her […] [Read More]
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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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