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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Perhaps this explains why some folks worry about giving taxpayer info to Chase

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We’ve written a few stories this week about concerns some lawmakers and members of the public have with the state’s plan to issue tax refunds on JPMorgan Chase debit cards. Some worry about sharing personal information – such as Social Security Numbers – with Chase. The state Department of Revenue Services has sought to allay […] [Read More]
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Just cancel the convention and hold the primary, already!

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The Democrats’ convention is still three months away (May 12)… … but all three of the party’s major U.S. Senate contenders – even fundraising front-runner U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy – are already looking ahead to an August primary. From recent interviews with Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, and Stamford state Rep. William Tong: Bysiewicz: “I’ve […] [Read More]
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Chris Murphy: I’m Senate material ’cause I use charts!

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Gotta love U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Murphy released his latest fundraising results in mid-January, while his two major competitors – ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong – revealed their smaller hauls this week. Perhaps recognizing there wasn’t a heck of a lot […] [Read More]
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Romney has fun with Prez Obama’s Twitter message

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Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign today launched a fundraising drive based on comments likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney made last night about turning Obama into a one-termer. Here’s the president’s tweet… And here’s Romney turning the tables… Ahhh Twitter. Helping to lower presidential politics to the level of two high schoolers battling for class president. Not […] [Read More]
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Sen. Daily: Finance chairs will meet with DRS over debit cards

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Sen. Eileen Daily, D-Westbrook, is not prepared to convene a full informational hearing of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee over this week’s sudden announcement the state has replaced tax refund checks with JPMorgan Chase debit cards. But Daily, the finance co-chair with Rep. Pat Widlitz, D-Guilford, said the two will schedule a meeting with Department […] [Read More]
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