As the sun first splashed on the gold dome this morning around sunrise, State Capitol Police stood at each entrance of the Capitol parking lot, double-checking parking permits. Thousands are expected to add to the crowd, including new lawmakers on the first day of the General Assembly session, which runs until midnight, June 8. Casual visitors who find the Legislative Office Building garage full, will have to park on streets surrounding the complex. Don’t forget to use the machines that issue permits for street parking.
Archive for January, 2011
Here’s a rundown of today’s ceremonies and festivities in Hartford.
We’ll have coverage of it all right here throughout the day.
10:00 a.m.: Lieutenant-Governor Nancy Wyman takes the oath of office inside the Senate Chamber. Governor-Elect Malloy will administer the oath of office to Lieutenant Governor-Elect Wyman.
1:00 p.m.: Inaugural Parade begins at the Arch, goes down Trinity Street, Capitol Avenue and ends in front of the Armory.
2:00 p.m.: Governor-Elect Dan Malloy takes the oath of office inside the Armory. Gerald Fox, Jr., Probate Judge of Stamford, will administer the oath of office to Governor-Elect Malloy.
3:00 p.m.: Governor Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Wyman, family, Constitutional Officers walk outside to receive the traditional Ruffles & Flourishes, 19-gun salute, and fly-over.
3:30 p.m.: Governor Malloy addresses a joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly.
By Brian Lockhart, Staff Writer
As Democratic Gov.-elect Dan Malloy prepares to take office today, the activist whose arrest cast a cloud over the last inaugural parade four years ago is urging the new administration to avoid similar mistakes.
“If a person can’t stand on a sidewalk and take photos, we’re in trouble,” said Ken Krayeske, who was subsequently cleared of all charges related to his attempts to photograph Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell at her 2007 parade.
Above: State Rep. Carlo Leone, (D-Stamford), left, and Republican Bob Kolenberg, right.
It took little time for nearly half a dozen candidates to line up to run for the soon-to-be-vacant seat of state Senator Andrew McDonald.
When incoming Gov. Dan Malloy last month announced his decision to pluck longtime pal Andrew McDonald from Senate to serve as general counsel in his administration, five potential candidates, including four Democrats, said they were weighing a run for the District 27 seat, which represents Stamford and Darien.
But the field just got smaller Monday, when three of the prospective Democratic candidates pledged to throw their support behind state Rep. Carlo Leone. As Stamford’s most senior member of its six-member delegation to the General Assembly, Leone has served District 148 in the Glenbrook and Cove section of Stamford since 2002.
The development means the race is shaping up to pit Leone against Republican Bob Kolenberg, who ran and lost to McDonald in November.