Monthly Archive for October, 2011

: October, 2011

Some Fairfield County Republicans back Jackson

It was a party line, Democrat versus Republican vote in the Senate, but when the House of Representatives Wednesday night backed spending $291 million to bring Jackson Labs to Connecticut, eight
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Who will speak for the mice?

At the start of Wednesday’s debate in the state Senate on spending $291 million to bring Jackson Laboratories to Connecticut, Sen. Gary LeBeau, D-East Hartford, made a blunt remark about the mice used
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Maybe legislators should stop fooling around with the buttons…

Sharp-eyed Hearst colleague Ken Dixon reports on his blog that state officials want to spend $800,000 on new electronic voting boards for the House of Representatives. Maybe lawmakers should consider
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Will parched throats silence state courtrooms?

Last week we reported on cuts to some Judicial Branch employees’ hours in order to help balance the budget. Now we’ve learned the Judicial Branch has decided to terminate a contract for bottled
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Malloy gives technical school proponents reasons to be hopeful

There were times over the past year when it appeared to supporters of the state’s vocational technical high schools that Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy did not appreciate the system’s value. He does
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HP kills touch pads, so of course CT government may buy some for state employees

Schools around the United States are beginning to use iPads in the classroom, including here in Connecticut. These recent reports got me wondering whether our state government – infamously behind the
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Cafero gives Jackson Labs suit an earful

In the below photo, House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk discusses his concerns about Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $291 million deal to bring Jackson Laboratories to Connecticut.
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Does CT have staff to expedite development/biz permits?

That’s the question Rep. Patricia Widlitz, D-Guilford, asked during today’s hearing on Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s package of job creation policies. It should not come as a surprise to anyone
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Malloy, DECD Commish defend proposal for “First Five” II

Republicans are raising concerns about Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s $291 million effort to lure renowned genetics researcher Jackson Labs to Connecticut. The liberal Working Families Party is
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Working Families targets Diageo’s tax credits, but company didn’t get all the $$$

The Connecticut Working Families Party’s ongoing statewide corporate guilt trip was supposed to make a stop this afternoon at Diageo North America in Norwalk, complete with stand-ins for the
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