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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Have the Shays/Himes campaigns asked you to appear in an ad?

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The two 4th Congressional District candidates have both used local “political insiders” in their television commercials, although they are not identified as such. Presumably the campaigns want to pass these folks off to viewers as just regular, non-partisan people they found out there on the streets of the district. Himes, a Greenwich Democrat challenging the […] [Read More]
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Rell wants 2nd stimulus package, bucks Bush, federal GOP

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Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell today reissued her call for a second federal economic stimulus package. In doing so, Rell threw her support behind Congressional Democrats who have been urging reluctant Republicans, including President George W. Bush, to pass a $50 billion proposal to: Fund infrastructure projects; provide more money for food stamps; and give […] [Read More]
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What price gouging? II

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In a follow-up interview this evening, Gene Guilford of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Marketers Association said that in setting up a gasoline price gouging hotline over the weekend, Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office created a self-fullfilling prophecy. “If we went on television today and said ‘everybody unhappy about the price of gas, call this number’ […] [Read More]
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A belated hello

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Hello and thanks for taking the time to check out my new blog. I’m especially appreciative you’re here because, at this point, this effort is not garnering any in-house publicity. That means you clicked on the “blogs” section of our website out of curiosity and then decided to delve further, if only to figure out […] [Read More]
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What price gouging? It’s called basic economics.

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At least according to Gene Guilford,┬áhead of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Marketers Association. On Tuesday Governor M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced the state would subpoena records from Cumberland Farms in an effort to determine whether the company was guilty of gasoline price gouging. A state hotline set up after Hurricane Ike […] [Read More]
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Michael Fedele does Happy Hour

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Stamford’s own Michael Fedele, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, is scheduled to share his views on the Wall Street crisis and its impact on Connecticut with Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour” tomorrow (Sept. 18) at 5 p.m. According to Fedele’s office, he’ll be interviewed by “Happy Hour” guest hosts Cody Willard and Rebecca Gomez. Fedele should […] [Read More]
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About Brian Lockhart

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Brian Lockhart, a Connecticut native who has been covering news and politics in lower Fairfield County and New York City for nearly a decade, enters his observations on politics, policy and the goings on in the hallways of Hartford. [Read More]
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