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Judiciary Chairmen preparing death penalty letter to Governor

Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford and Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, co-chairs of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, are drafting a letter to Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell about her announced
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Only a few hours left to get your bill passed. Seriously, no pressure.

It’s just after 2 a.m. In a few hours you lawmakers will return to the capitol for the final day of the 2009 session and the scramble to get as many bills as possible passed before the midnight
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If anyone was holding out hope the wild animal ban would come up for a vote before the session ends Wednesday night…

… Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a sponsor of the proposal, issued a press release today criticizing lawmakers’ failure to pass the legislation, which was inspired by February’s chimpanzee
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Is the “block the box” bill dead?

As someone who has, on occasion, tried to make a green light and wound up stuck in a busy intersection, I can’t say I am all that excited about a proposal allowing cities and towns to authorize their
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As another legislative session nears an end, another “open container” bill goes down for the count

After a lengthier-than-expected debate Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives this afternoon “passed temporarily” legislation making it illegal for drivers or their passengers to have open
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DOT Commish didn’t use the word “dead” to describe Super 7, but…

While on the topic of Super 7 I spoke briefly today with Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie, who was hired about a year ago to take over the agency, about whether he might consider
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Sens. Boucher vs. Duff over Super 7 = Spy vs. Spy

“Spy vs. Spy” is a nearly 50-year-old cartoon that originated in MAD Magazine depicting two spies – one garbed all in white, the other all in black – who are constantly at odds with no clear victor.
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House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero is a smart man, but…

… he really needs to get the names of his sugary snacks correct. Cafero, R-Norwalk, is currently lambasting a piece of legislation that would require restaurant chains include calorie information on
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DECD Commissioner: I’m not being groomed to be Rell’s new budget chief

Not long ago State Budget Director Robert Genuario, a former Republican state Senator from Norwalk, dismissed rumors he was eyeing the early retirement package being offered to thin the ranks of state
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DEP schedules “don’t ask, don’t tell” day for residents to turn in “exotic animals”

The state Department of Environmental Protection just announced it has teamed up with Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport for an “exotic animal amnesty day” on July 25. The announcement comes on the heels of
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