Monthly Archive for August, 2011

: August, 2011

U.S. Sen. Lieberman defends FEMA

Retiring U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Stamford, just held a phone conference with Connecticut journalists to discuss Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irene. I asked Lieberman to weigh in on the
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Street free of debris? How do u like public sector workers now?

Just got off the phone with Tom Swan, head of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group. We spoke a bit about the state of public sector unions in Connecticut post-ratification revote for a Labor Day piece
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Current legislative leaders co-sponsored state cop minimum

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on Connecticut and public safety officials scrambling to prepare, there will be a few folks lamenting Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision this week to layoff
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Not THAT desperate: Malloy administration declines to cash in on state worker deaths

A few weeks ago we, through the Freedom of Information Act, obtained dozens of emails from Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration sent in late June, the week state employee unions voted down a $1.6
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GOP Sen. Frantz says Malloy’s deal with UBS “good defense.”

Republican leaders have so far not displayed much enthusiasm for Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s deal, announced Tuesday, to essentially pay financial titan UBS $20 million in taxpayer dollars to
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State cops, once Malloy’s allies, ongoing thorn in Guv’s side

The Hartford Courant is reporting that Connecticut’s state troopers have again rejected the $1.6 billion concessions the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition negotiated this spring with
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Claims Commissioner’s quote concerns Charla Nash’s attorney

As reported this week by the Waterbury-Republican American, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy has chosen his candidate for one of the most powerful, yet below-the-radar, positions in state government.
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Guv Malloy’s ed aid study moves ahead, deadlines pushed back

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy when mayor of Stamford often complained his city did not receive it’s fair share of state education aid. It’s a frequent complaint of Fairfield County lawmakers, who
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Dems already after McMahon’s wealth. Can’t we at least get through summer?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but it feels like the heated 2010 race for U.S. Senate between Democrat Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s former attorney general, and businesswoman/wrestling
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National Republican Congressional Committee’s selective use of polls

Got two e-mails today from the National Republican Congressional Committee criticizing U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich. In one – highlighting today’s appellate court ruling striking a blow against a
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