Monthly Archive for April, 2012

: April, 2012

Legislators take another shot at cell towers

The House of Representatives today unanimously passed a bill supporters say will improve the transparency around cell tower applications and provide municipalities a greater role in the process.
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Sunday sales AND Sunday hunting?

In the Land of Steady Habits allowing things on Sunday is a battle. Just ask the folks who for years have been trying to alter state laws to allow the sale of booze. But it appears the liquor laws are
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National GOP reconsidering punishing Florida for early primary

While states like Connecticut agreed to push back their presidential primaries at the request of the two major parties – and paid for it with abysmal turnout – Florida went its own way and held a
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CT Conference of Municipalities worried about fed immigration policy

I hadn’t expected to see James Finley, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, at a protest of the federal Secure Communities initiative. Launched in Connecticut earlier
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Yay! The GOP’s Deficit Clock returns to the Capitol!

The Deficit Clock has become a common sight at the Capitol in recent years outside either the Senate or the House Republican chambers. Unveiled in early 2009 by GOP lawmakers, the
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Protestors urge legislators to oppose telecom dereg bill

Here’s the telecommunications bill in question. Here’s our story about why the Working Families Party, the Sierra Club, AT&T employees and a chairman of the legislature’s Energy & Technology
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Malloy Chief of Staff says Guv supportive of revised booze bill

The House of Representatives just passed a bill updating the state’s liquor laws, including allowing Sunday sales. The vote was 116 to 27 following a two hour debate. The legislation – spearheaded by
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Class picture day for the General Assembly

Earlier this year Hartford Courant columnist/radio host Colin McEnroe compared the legislature to high school. If that’s the case, yesterday was class picture day. In-between votes members of the
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Gingrich, Santorum campaign officials in CT open to Romney

They don’t have kind things to say about Mitt Romney, but they’ll take him over President Barack Obama. Following ex-Massachusetts Governor Romney’s victories in today’s primaries, including
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MSNBC highlights Tong’s candidacy

State Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford campaign for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination is promoting the candidate’s recent appearance on MSNBC. It’s always interesting to see the national media focus
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