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Ken Dixon

Malloy, quoting Robert Frost and channeling Upton Sinclair, takes reporters into his personal “Jungle”

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Gov. Dannel Malloy seemed upbeat in his noontime news conference with Capitol reporters. “There are miles to go before I sleep,” he said in apparent homage to poet Robert Frost, noting the 40-some-odd days left before the end of the legislative session and its accompanying deadline for a bill on education reforms. First he launched into […] [Read More]

Little old Corrupticut, with a solid “B,” is among national leaders in integrity

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None of the 50 states rated an “A,” but Connecticut and New Jersey, with “B” and “B-plus” rating respectively, are among the national leaders in State House ethics and integrity, according to this report issued yesterday by the Center for Public Integrity. Here’s the site: http://www.iwatchnews.org/?gclid=CKCM4rCw9q4CFWcQNAodzUzWxg [Read More]

Oh Boy! U.S. Senate debates ahead. Don’t worry, because you cannot attend.

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FOX CT will televise U.S. Senate candidate debates at the University of Connecticut this spring. Democratic candidates including Susan Bysiewicz, Chris Murphy, Matthew Oakes, William Tong and Lee Whitnum have been invited to a debate, co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant, on April 9 at 1 p.m. at UConn’s von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs. Also, a June 14 […] [Read More]

Republicans go after Malloy’s “spending-cap” problem

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The Appropriations Committee today was the target of testimony from legislative Republicans including state Senator Michael A. McLachlan, of Danbury.  Here’s is his testimony: “Connecticut’s spending cap is guided by the State Constitution as well as General Statutes. The statute was a part of the income tax compromise of 1991, which looked to generate about $1 […] [Read More]
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A weekend off? Ha! Malloy out of town, again, this time for the NGA.

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 Governor Dannel P. Malloy is out of state this weekend for the 2012 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting in the District of Columbia. On Saturday, he’ll attend the opening session, “Growing State Economies,” at 11 o’clock in the Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue. Policy wonks in the crowd and if you’re reading this you are guilty, guilty, guilty, can watch it […] [Read More]

Bill would allow longer stays at state parks, but not in the summertime

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Stay all night, stay a little longer… A bill up for a public hearing in the Environment Committee would lengthen the amount of time families may camp in state parks. Currently, there is a 21-day aggregate limit for campers in popular destinations such as Hammonasset Beach in Clinton and Madison. Under Senate Bill 85, which […] [Read More]

If you think prison life is bad, contemplate hot dogs without the buns. No! Not that.

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  House Republicans, looking for cost savings, recently asked the state Department of Correction for details on the price of inmate meals across the state prison system. Here are the questions and the DOC’s responses, obtained by the Hearst Connecticut Media Group under the state Freedom of Information Act. GOP: “How much does it cost for […] [Read More]

Chris Shays gives Malloy’s budget speech good grades, but warns of wealth migration from CT

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Former Connecticut House member Chris Shays was in the historic House chamber this afternoon for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget address. “I thought the governor gave a terrific speech,” said Shays, who is vying with Linda McMahon for the GOP’s U.S. Senate nomination. “I thought it was decisive. I thought it showed leadership. And the real question […] [Read More]

Malloy reflects on eve of second budget address

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking this afternoon to reporters at CCSU: “We have traversed a tremendous amount of territory in the last 13 months, going from a state where we had the largest per-capita deficit in the nation, to a point where we established our means and we’re going to live within them. I have said […] [Read More]

Conservative Yankee Institute poll: Obama beats Romney by 13 points; Malloy approval at 51 percent

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The Yankee Institute’s poll of 500 “likely” Connecticut voters has found that President Obama would defeat Mitt Romney 50-37 percent; US Rep. Chris Murphy has a 49-40 percent edge over Republican Linda McMahon in a US Senate scenario, while Chris Shays would lose to Murphy by 45-39 percent. The poll, released in the Capitol a […] [Read More]