Monthly Archive for March, 2012

: March, 2012

AT&T lobbyist says telcom industry not declaring open season on CT parks

John Emra, an AT&T lobbyist, emphasized in an interview Thursday that controversial legislation opening up state parks and forests to telecommunications towers remains a work in progress. Emra
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State cops bring in Amann for help against Guv’s staffing bill

State troopers were recently dealt a blow in their ongoing battle with Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy over his efforts to eliminate a minimum staffing law on the books since 1998. State statutes call
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Energy Committee bill would open state parks to cell towers

Proponents argued legislation passed out of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee this afternoon will allow Connecticut and state companies to better compete in the telecommunications
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Donovan dances around ed reform questions

I joined CT News Junkie’s Christine Stuart in approaching state House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden this morning at the capitol for his reaction to a legislative committee’s decision to gut
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Malloy admin acknowledges legislative process but not defeat

After his successful first legislative session as governor, Democrat Dannel Malloy this year has found the General Assembly less inclined to fall into line and back his proposals. They’re up for
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Tong fundraising email targets August primary, ignores May convention

Even as he courts the Democratic delegates needed to remain competative at the party’s May nominating convention, U.S. Senate candidate William Tong is telling supporters he will mount a primary in
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We want to hear all your CT stories … except maybe THOSE…

I’ll be off beginning March 14 and returning March 26. I thought it would be appropriate to use this last pre-vacation blog post to share an observation involving the state’s new tourism campaign. As
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Democrats! It’s OK to back Guv’s ed reforms. Prez Obama says so!

Celebrity education reformer Michelle Rhee will be in Hartford Wednesday for a rally supporting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s divisive ed reforms. But first, during Tuesday evening’s news, her organization –
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Whitnum: I’m a Democrat and I’m not going anywhere.

Between her divisive – critics say anti-Semitic – positions on Israel, her attacks on party stalwarts and her lawsuit against the governor, it’s difficult to imagine what else Lee Whitnum of Greenwich
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In sad twist, taxpayer $$$ not being used to maintain tax dept. parking

Visitors to the state Department of Revenue Services in Hartford as of March 13 will no longer have access to the Sigourney Street parking garage because it’s falling apart. DRS announced this
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