Rell vs. Donovan – Let’s play “whose pick is more controversial?”

As the week comes to a close, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and new House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden are vying for which can make the most controversial choice of candidate for a state job.

Donovan assists Jim Amann in his bid for Governor?

New House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, just announced he has selected his immediate predecessor, Democrat Jim Amann of Milford as a “senior advisor.” “In his new role, Amann will provide

Union lawyer skeptical of GOP’s proposal to cut lawmakers’ pay

In a brief interview today, Dan Livingston, chief negotiator for the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition, scoffed at the notion House and Senate Republicans wanted to show solidarity with state

“No Child Left Behind” looks pretty tame compared to this…

On Saturday Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced she tapped Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment’s chief executive, Linda McMahon of Greenwich, to join the 11-member state Board of Education

Dems dip into Charter Oak funding to help address deficit

Citing what they argue are lower-than-anticipated enrollment numbers, the General Assembly’s Democratic-majority yesterday took $3.7 million out of the Charter Oak health plan’s remaining budget to

Sen. Nickerson’s retirement roast a victim of special session

Retired Sen. William Nickerson, R-Greenwich, is being feted tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Richards of Greenwich. The event is sponsored by Soundwaters and the bipartisan list of guests

Film industry hires lobbying firm to help save their tax credits

I’ve written about how lawmakers are weighing the value of the state’s film and television tax credits, which have lured many big stars to lower Fairfield County, in the face of a growing budget

Rell throws Lt. Gov. Fedele into the pool…

… the health insurance pool, that is. According to House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell has assigned Stamford’s own Mike Fedele to participate in legislative