Chip, chip, chip

The legislature’s Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees are at the capitol today to hear directly from budget officials about the state’s poor fiscal outlook and to bat around

Once a Mets fan, always a Mets fan

The new legislative session is still about two months away, but House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, is already trying to sow doubts about new House Speaker Christopher Donovan,

Today is the first day of the next two years of their lives

Newly elected state legislators had their freshman orientation today at the capitol in Hartford. The Class of 2010 (when they are up for re-election) learned about the workings of state government and

A state employee begs for understanding on Charter Oak’s flaws

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the state Department of Social Services launched the Charter Oak Health Plan July 1 to help uninsured 19 through 64 year-old residents with their healthcare needs. But

All Lieberman, all the time

I was speaking to a colleague yesterday who noted how odd it seems for politicians and pundits and reporters to focus on Stamford native U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s fate in Congress in the midst of

More on the fate of Moira Lyons’ former opponent for Speaker

The Hartford Courant’s Jon Lender continues to delve into the arrest of Jessie Stratton, a former legislator from Canton and Avon who in 2002 tried to challenge fellow Democrat Moira Lyons of Stamford

CCM – Continually Concerned about Municipal cuts

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) today issued a six-point plan they want lawmakers to adapt to help cities and towns weather the state and federal economic crisis. Chief among the

Gov opposes tax increase, but does not say she would veto one

During a press conference this afternoon to discuss the state’s gloomy financial and budgetary outlook, Ken Dixon, the Connecticut Post’s capitol reporter, asked Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell if she