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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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