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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]
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The politics of keeping your lights on

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Earlier I posted about a press conference held by state Senate Democratic leaders and their energy committee chairman on ideas for improving how utilities respond to major storms. I noted that curiously absent from the event were Democrats from the House of Representatives, even though supposedly everyone agrees on the legislative remedies needed to prevent the long-term outages suffered in August […] [Read More]
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Show me the money: Shays & McMahon pay 3x more than Dems

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Republicans Christopher Shays and Linda McMahon are giving new meaning to job growth. Both Senate candidates are paying their campaign managers $15,000 a month, or the equivalent of a $187,000 annual salary. That’s triple what the campaign managers for Democrats Chris Murphy, Susan Bysiewicz and William Tong are getting. Nice work if you can get […] [Read More]
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Lieberman accuses Obama of using ‘accounting gimmick’ to mask ‘a larger deficit’

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This report was written by Emily Wilkins of the Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau. President Barack Obama wants to use funding formerly set aside for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to upgrade and repair infrastructure. The projects include highway construction, passenger rail and other programs that would bring federal dollars — and jobs — to Connecticut. […] [Read More]

Donovan, McMahon burnishing outsider images, reality be damned

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Over the weekend state House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s, D-Meriden congressional campaign issued an email to supporters of his bid for the 5th District seat. The email stated the following (highlights are mine): ”Over the last few decades, politics in America has become too much about raising large sums of money from rich, connected insiders, and too little about […] [Read More]
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Jepsen on national stage

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Check out this photo, prominently featured today on CNN’s website, from Thursday’s White House press conference on the $26 billion mortgage settlement deal. That’s Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on the far left wearing the orange-ish tie. It’s refreshing to see the mug of a state politician other than Gov. Dannel Malloy on the national stage. [Read More]
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McMahon & Shays give CPAC a wide berth

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There’s an old adage: tell me who you go with, and I’ll tell you who you are. Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays won’t be earning any points on Acela this weekend, or perhaps with firebrand conservatives. Both Republican Senate candidates are giving CPAC — that’s the Conservative Political Action Conference — a wide berth. You […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon joins critics of Prez’ birth control policy

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Potential U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon today joined fellow Republicans at the national level in criticizing a recent decision by the White House regarding birth control that Catholic officials and other critics view as an attack on religious freedom. McMahon’s statement, which you can read below, also attacks Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, her possible rival in November’s general election […] [Read More]
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