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There’s always 2014: Yale Law School debate pits Foley vs. Lamont

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    Don’t tell Tom Foley or Ned Lamont that the 2010 campaign is over. Thwarted in their respective bids to become governor, an office that went to former Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy, the two political rivals from Greenwich will headline a Yale Law School debate on the “state budget crisis” Monday night in […] [Read More]
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Malloy on ‘Morning Joe’: I have feelings

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It wasn’t as heated as the last time he was on the show, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s first in-studio appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today did put him on the defensive at times. Malloy – who was joined in-studio by guests Pat Buchanan and Tom Brokaw – discussed a variety of issues with hosts […] [Read More]
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Crybabies

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This gets my vote for image of the night at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s listening tour stop in Greenwich. The public forum drew a cast of characters, from Malloy’s Democratic primary foe Ned Lamont to an alphabet soup of union operatives from AFSCME and SEIU. [Read More]
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Ragtime?

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Penny Haughwout, 88, a former Greenwich music teacher and Stamford resident, is serenading the masses here at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s listening stop tour in Greenwich. Her playlist so far: “This Land is Your Land” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” [Read More]
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Is there a doctor in the house?

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Greenwich Hospital bused 120 employees from its campus to Eastern Middle School to protest Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed hospital tax, which it says will cost the facility $13 million. Frank Corvino, the hospital’s president and chief executive, is at arm’s length from the open mike in the second row. [Read More]
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Showdown in Greenwich

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This union operative from AFSCME -that’s the Association of State, County, Federal and Municipal Employees -wins the early-bird prize. He snagged a prime spot for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s highly-anticipated listening tour stop in Greenwich tonight. Expect fireworks between the public sector workers and the old guard Greenwich GOP over Malloy’s controversial budget proposal, which […] [Read More]
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Video: No. 2 House Dem on immigration and government shutdown

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., met for an hour behind closed doors with members of the Business Council of Fairfield County in Stamford Thursday before the round table was eventually opened to the media. Here are some video excerpts from the open session. [Read More]
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Whip-lash? Hoyer & Himes confab with big business

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is here on Connecticut’s Gold Coast today for a round table of the Business Council of Fairfield County. Rep. Jim Himes, a fellow Democrat from Greenwich, is his wing man. Here’s the who’s who of big business types who are here: Lucy S. Baney; President & CEO; Access Technologies Group […] [Read More]
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Daily Kos/SEIU poll shows favorable numbers for Murphy, Bysiewicz in 2012 Senate race

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An early poll of voters on the 2012 U.S. Senate race released yesterday shows that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) and former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz are the front runners forthe seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman. The poll was taken by Public Policy Polling for the for Daily […] [Read More]

Health care reform has helped hundreds of thousands in Connecticut, White House says

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The White House is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by releasing its compilation of how the health care reform law has benefited each state so far. The Republican-controlled House voted in January to repeal it, with GOP leaders saying the health-care overhaul amounted to a government takeover of the medical system. [Read More]