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Merrill says presidential primary likely to be April 24

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This from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office: House Passage of HB 6532 Puts Connecticut on Path to Have Unified Presidential Primary with Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island Hartford: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today noted that unanimous House passage of House Bill No. 6532, “An Act Concerning the Presidential Preference Primary,” sets […] [Read More]
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Write a caption for this photo

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Let’s hear it folks. Two prominent guys, both of them enjoying pretty good springs, sharing the White House podium. What’s your caption? Be creative (but tasteful) and type away! [Read More]
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A look at the 15 different state unions

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There are 15 different unions in the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) represent 34 bargaining units, each with their own contracts as noted: 1. Council 4 – AFSCME, AFL-CIO 15,600 Representing employees in social and human services, correction, treatment and parole officers, clerical employees, higher education program administrators, judicial and criminal justice workers, and many more: […] [Read More]
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How the state employee unions work

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This fact sheet comes directly from: The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition: The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) serves to unite all fifteen unions representing approximately 50,000 full and part-time Connecticut state public service workers to address issues of common concern. The coalition was recognized in 1986 by Public Act 86-411 to negotiate with the […] [Read More]
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Malloy statement on union agreement

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Malloy statement: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy made the following remarks at a news conference this afternoon announcing an agreement between his administration and state employee union leaders. “I am pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with our fellow state employee leaders that will, over the next 20 years, save […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Rate Malloy’s handling of the budget

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Gov. Malloy’s announcement that his administration has reached a deal with state employee union leaders means the process of plugging $2 billion budget gap with cost-cutting and union concessions is nearly done. Malloy’s budget proposal wasn’t initially greeted kindly by Connecticut voters, but the last Hearst CT poll we ran on the blog, more than […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Do you agree with Malloy on layoffs?

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In an effort to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget recently passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Malloy announced Tuesday morning that the administration will begin issuing layoff notices to 4,742  state employees. What do you think of the governor’s decision? Do you agree with the […] [Read More]
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Unscientific Hearst CT poll: Who do Dems like in Senate race?

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We’ll get to hypothetical Republican and general election matchups down the road, but with the Democratic field becoming more clear, we want to hear from you today on this question:

If you’re a probable Democratic primary voter, who among Murphy, Bysiewicz and Tong do you prefer?

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First Look: Inside the 9/11 Memorial

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Hearst Connecticut Newspapers was granted exclusive access to the Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site on May 5, 2011. [Read More]
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Blumenthal to miss WTC ceremony to attend son’s deployment

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has as valid excuse as anyone to miss a wreath-laying ceremony with President Obama Thursday at the World Trade Center site. Connecticut’s former attorney general will be attending a mobilization ceremony for his son, Matthew, 25, a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve who is deploying to Afghanistan, […] [Read More]
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