Monthly Archive for March, 2011

: March, 2011

Does Malloy have the solution for state’s IT woes?

Governor Dannel Malloy has not tried to hide his contempt for the state’s information technology infrastructure, and his budget proposes a major shake-up of the agency put in charge of it all in the
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Gov. Malloy: Legislature should take on longevity pay

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy wants the General Assembly to tackle longevity payments – the bonuses paid union and non-union state workers who have been on the job for at least ten years. But he
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Why am I taking a vacation?

Inevitably when I announce I won’t be posting here because I’m taking days off, some reader argues the timing is lousy because there’s so much news coming out of Hartford. So for those of you who are
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Insurance Dept. taking greater steps toward transparency

I wrote earlier this legislative session about a flurry of bills intended to address what critics view as a lack of transparency in the Department of Insurance’s┬áprocess for requesting/approving rate
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Dem, Repub leaders heading to Malloy’s old home turf

The Business Council of Fairfield County has scheduled its annual breakfast with legislative leaders for March 25 at the Stamford Holiday Inn. Scheduled guests are Senate President Donald Williams,
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Our 2004 interview with missing NYTimes journalist Tyler Hicks

Below is a six-year-old feature our newspapers carried on photographer Tyler Hicks of Westport, one of four New York Times journalists reported missing in Libya. Myself and a staff photographer spent
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Speaker Boehner to headline GOP dinner honoring Cafero

State Republican Chairman Chris Healy just announced that new U.S.┬áSpeaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be the big draw at this year’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner in Stamford. For an idea
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Might Rep. Tong replace the man who got him involved in politics?

Christine Stuart over at CT News Junkie has a good story up about the possibility state Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, the first Asian American elected to the General Assembly, will run to replace
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GOP Chair Chris Healy and Q-Polls

On the heels of Wednesday’s Quinnipiac University poll panning new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s approach to closing a $3.2 billion deficit, state GOP Chairman Chris Healy called on the chief
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L. Scott Frantz didn’t ask for my advice…

… but if I were a well off state Senator from Greenwich being courted to run for U.S. Senate to represent the ENTIRE state in Congress, I wouldn’t even joke in public about the rich folks seceding
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