Monthly Archive for February, 2012

: February, 2012

Could Malloy have done better vetting of TicketNetwork?

Our report.

ICE to CT: How do you like our immigration enforcement now?

Just last week state officials were questioning a controversial U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program being launched statewide after quietly operating in Fairfield County for nearly

Griswold, where justice is swift and they don’t need no stinkin’ badges

When it comes to abolishing the death penalty in Hartford, state Rep. Steve Mikutel, D-Griswold ain’t a swing vote. Mikutel today gave colleagues a better understanding of his views on capital

Donovan goes negative on Esty for refusing negative ad pact

House Speaker Chris Donovan’s, D-Meriden campaign for the 5th Congressional District nomination Sunday called upon his opponents to lay down their arms and join in a voluntary “no negativity”

In light of arrest, Donovan/Murphy to donate Vaccaro’s $$$

The Hartford Courant today reported Donald Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork Inc., was arrested at an Oscars party last night and charged with a second-degree hate crime, second-degree threatening, breach

Will they serve booze or is it BYOB?

Connecticut Package Store Owners, Legislators to Hold Rally Friday To Protest Proposed Changes to Connecticut’s Liquor Laws Friday, February 24 – 12:15 p.m. – Goshen Wine and Spirits, 61 Sharon

Shouldn’t state officials have kept an eye on ICE’s Fairfield County activities?

It took opposition from New Haven Mayor John DeStefano earlier this week to get folks to wake up and realize the federal immigration crackdown he and others don’t want rolled out in Connecticut has

Bishop Lori’s birth control testimony skewered by Daily Show

Daily Show host Jon Stewart offered his thoughts last night on Thursday’s hearing in Washington D.C. before the House Oversight Committee on the birth control debate. Bishop William Lori, leader of

Legislative committee to consider Esty for DEEP Commish. What?!?!

Talk about bureaucracy. Last year Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy nominated Daniel Esty to take over the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The legislature held a confirmation hearing

When policy and management secretaries attack

Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes – the state’s budget czar – is out with a scathing rebuttal to the GOP’s alternative state budget plan. You can read it below. -Barnes Barnes, who