Monthly Archive for May, 2011

: May, 2011

Insurance lobbyist balks at rumors surrounding union concessions/SustiNet

As state government’s rank-and-file employees consider the package of union concessions their negotiators reached with Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy, rumors are circulating the deal is somehow
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GOP Minority Leader Cafero’s advice to Healy replacements

Briefly chatted tonight with House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, about some of the folks lining up to replace retiring GOP Chairman Chris Healy. Cafero said he’s trying to stay out of
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State watchdogs at capitol urging lawmakers to reject merger

Representatives from three key watchdog agencies – the Office of State Ethics, the Freedom of Information Commission and the Elections Enforcement Commission – gathered outside of the House of
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Dems, GOP battling over prison reform language

Here’s the quote that has caused so much consternation at the capitol over the last 24 hours: “An inmate may earn risk reduction credit for adherence to the inmate’s offender accountability plan and
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Helpful Legislative Tip: Reps. Hwang and Tong ARE NOT THE SAME PERSON

State Reps. William Tong, D-Stamford and Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, are, respectively, the first and second Asian Americans elected to the General Assembly. Hwang mentioned to me today during a
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How does state handle complaints against employee drivers?

Since it was first launched three years ago, a website allowing the public to comment on the driving habits of state workers has generated nearly 2,000 complaints. How have those been handled? Check
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Norwalk lawmaker wants colleagues to reconsider Internet sales tax, but Finance Chair says, “No way.”

State Rep. Chris Perone, D-Norwalk, is one of the more quiet members of the General Assembly. I don’t mean that as an insult or a slap at how he represents his constituents. But he’s not an attention
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Think state unions still got it pretty good? Here’s Malloy administration’s position

During a press briefing this morning on Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s concessions deal with state unions, I asked his advisor, Roy Occhiogrosso, what he would say to those taxpayers who still
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Sen. Roraback pledges to shave head over union deal

There’s been some skepticism over a section of the governor’s concessions deal with state unions that estimates $180 million in savings from what critics mock as a “suggestion box.” Specifically
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Guess Guv Malloy ain’t opening Emergency Ops Center for world’s end

For an administration that’s been talking a lot during the fiscal crisis about “shared sacrifice” and offering doomsday budgets, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s office is pretty uninformed about
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