Monthly Archive for September, 2011

: September, 2011

Fare hikes prove Malloy doesn’t want to be Mr. Popular

You’d think a governor might not choose the day after a poll showed even fellow Democrats aren’t enthusiastic about his stewardship for his transportation department to announce train and bus fare

Rain, confused senior wash out heating aid press conference

State Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, Rep. Bruce Morris, D-Norwalk and one of U.S. Congressman Jim Himes’, D-Greenwich staffers tried today to put a face on the ongoing debate over federal winter heating

Gotta love the Ron Paul supporter seeking FEMA aid

Swung by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s temporary offices at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport today, set up to help folks seeking financial aid for damages from Tropical

Is Governor Malloy’s heating aid proposal illegal?

A trio of legislative committees Tuesday will hold a public hearing on Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposal to deal with a major cut in federal winter heating aid by disqualifying low-income

Sen. Maynard still not cool with Real ID

Two years ago state Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, made an unsuccessful attempt to pass a bill preventing Connecticut from participating in the controversial federal Real ID program. Yesterday

Do u know what Real I.D. is? Congrats! Here’s your gold star

We reported in March on the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ successful efforts to delay implementation of the controversial federal Real ID program in Connecticut. How time flies. The October 3

Lawmakers pressuring Washington on heating aid cuts

Stories like the one our Hearst newspapers published this weekend about cuts to federal heating aid have Connecticut officials firing off letters to the decision-makers in Washington D.C. If only the

AG Jepsen continues to differentiate self from Blumenthal

It was pretty clear early on in his first term Attorney General George Jepsen was bringing a different style to the role than fellow Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who after two decades left the job in

Let’s get more Senators out on our sidewalks

I recently received notices state Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield and Sen. Joe Markley, R-Southington are making themselves available to constituents at self-explanatory “Senator on Your Sidewalk” events.

Malloy bolsters ranks at beleaguered crime lab

There has been plenty of bad news surrounding the understaffed state police crime lab, including today’s reports by our Hearst newspapers and other media outlets about a backlog in testing evidence of