Monthly Archive for February, 2012

: February, 2012

Jepsen on national stage

Check out this photo, prominently featured today on CNN’s website, from Thursday’s White House press conference on the $26 billion mortgage settlement deal. That’s Connecticut Attorney General George

Guv. Malloy’s afraid of a snowboarding squirrel

For some it’s easy to look at Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s recent $22 million investment in a campaign to brand and market Connecticut to tourists as a waste of money in tough fiscal times. But for

Loftus-Levine, teachers association gird for tenure war

“I was shocked at some of the times there were so much applause,” Mary Loftus-Levine, head of the 41,000-member Connecticut Education Association, told a meeting of our Hearst editorial board a few

Citizen Action credits other states’ AGs, not Jepsen, for “flawed” mortgage settlement

It’s being portrayed as an historic multi-state settlement, but the $25 billion deal Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen helped broker with the nation’s five largest mortgage services over

McMahon joins critics of White House birth control policy

Potential U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon today joined fellow Republicans at the national level in criticizing a recent decision by the White House regarding birth control that Catholic officials

Greenberg to Donovan: Return lobbyist $$$

Responding to a report we published in our Hearst newspapers, Mark Greenberg, Republican contender for the GOP’s 5th District Congressional nomination, called on Democrat Chris Donovan to return cash

Uh oh. State unions won’t like Malloy’s GPS proposal for vehicles

Tucked into Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s package of budget adjustments is a proposal for a pilot program to install GPS tracking devices into some vehicles operated by employees of the Dept. of

Reminder to House of Reps: Go easy on the voting equipment

When the legislature convenes tomorrow for the three-month 2012 session, members of the House of Representatives will be using the same old vote tally boards that have hung in their chamber for 30

Tong weighs in on Hoekstra ad, wants apology

State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, who is seeking his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, is out today with a reaction to the controversial Super Bowl ad aired by Michigan Senate candidate Pete

A lesson in CT geography from Linda McMahon

I was born and raised in Connecticut and – until today – unaware or did not remember we have a Scotland. But thanks to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign, now I know/remember.