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Ken Dixon

Republicans stand in line to take credit for Malloy’s executive order. Plus, a little log-rolling for a Democrat

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  A standard cliche is the old English adage of “Success has many father, but failure is an orphan.” So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a certain strata of Republican House members are claiming authorship of the new Connecticut open data portal – Data.ct.gov – which was the result of Malloy’s Executive Order […] [Read More]
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Committee votes down Nash request to sue

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HARTFORD — A reluctant, empathetic Judiciary Committee this afternoon turned down Charla Nash’s request for permission to sue Connecticut for allowing Travis the chimp to maul here in a near-fatal attack in Stamford. The vote, after 25 minutes of debate, was overwhelming. The bill still awaits action in the House and Senate. “I am heartbroken,” […] [Read More]
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Former Fifth District candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, husband, plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Co-conspirator is likely John Rowland, former disgraced governor

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This from the Dept of Justice: “The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that LISA WILSON-FOLEY, a former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, and her husband, BRIAN FOLEY, of Simsbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart prof, recalling the tight 2010 gubernatorial race, thinks cross endorsements will be the key

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  Gary Rose, chairman of the Dept of Government and Politics at SHU, said in an interview a little while ago that the 2014 race has all the potential for a photo finish as the 2010 contest between Republican Tom Foley and Dan Malloy, who won by a razor-thin 6,404 votes. Recalling that Malloy got […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley’s campaign announces his non-profit think tank’s white paper. Dems respond

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So it can be argued that the quarter-inch-thick white paper on urban policy just released by the Connecticut Policy Institute could  be classified as an in-kind contribution to the Greenwich Republican’s gubernatorial campaign. Ben Zimmer, the executive director of the New Haven-based non-profit founded by Foley, believes that the cost of the “research-driven” document is […] [Read More]
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Someone schedules a big news conference Friday for Tom Foley

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In a case of expert timing, Tom Foley will make remarks at the announcement of the Connecticut Policy Institute (CPI) urban policy project Friday morning in the Legislative Office Building. “Tom will be available for comment at the conclusion of the announcement,” says his news release. The Blogster knows that Foley, who is not an elected […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield man blasts state treasurer’s “social agenda” on investments

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  A Ridgefield man who is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge State Treasurer Denise Nappier says her social agenda is preventing Connecticut from maximizing its investments. Bob Eick, a private investment executive who is campaigning against Trumbull First Selectman Timothy Herbst for the nomination, charged Thursday that Nappier’s investment decisions have led to the […] [Read More]
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Twice in one week after 8 months of darkness? More Quinnipiac Poll tomorrow

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The Quinnipiac University Poll tomorrow will release additional results of a recent survey of state voters that gauged votere opinions on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed tax refund, a so-called suicide bill, and top state issues, Thursday, 11 A.M., Press Room, Fourth Floor, The Capitol, Hartford. [Read More]
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Missed President Obama in New Britain? Here’s the transcript of his 30-minute speech, including shout out to Bridgeport Dairy executive Doug Wade

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT Central Connecticut State University New Britain, Connecticut 2:20 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Connecticut!  (Applause.)  Go Blue Devils!  (Applause.)  It is good to be back in Connecticut.  (Applause.)  I want to thank your wonderful Governor, Dan Malloy, for that introduction.  (Applause.)  I want to thank your President, Jack Miller, for inviting […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Republicans spin Gov Malloy’s embrace of President Obama

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This just in from Connecticut Republicans, whose newest mayor, Erin Stewart of New Britain, joined Gov. Dan Malloy is getting an Obama hug at Central Connecticut State University: “HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola, Jr. released the following statement today in response to Governor Malloy’s remarks today at the CBIA’s “2014 Connecticut […] [Read More]
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