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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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Tong goes after Murphy for chief of staff’s ties to mortgage industry

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford appeared before the New Canaan Democratic Town Committee Tuesday night to try and shore up the support of potential delegates to May’s nominating convention for U.S. Senate. Tong represents the town in Hartford and, as he emphasized to NCDTC members, he really, really needs folks from his legislative district to […] [Read More]
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Roast Quayle

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Jim Himes is not exactly a posterboy for carbs. But the Democratic congressman from Greenwich couldn’t resist making a potato reference today in comments on the House floor. Fellow Dems say Himes deserves credit for a provision in the GOP jobs bill cutting red tape for community banks, not Arizona Republican Ben Quayle. If the […] [Read More]
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The elephant in the room

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At least for one night, New Fairfield is the Republican epicenter of Connecticut. A cavalcade of GOP candidates headlined by Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays descended on this neighboring town of Danbury for the monthly Republican Town Committee meeting at the Ball Pond Volunteer Fire Co. The lineup included fellow Senate hopeful Peter Lumaj; and […] [Read More]
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Oakes for Senate may want to reconsider Whitnum envy

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Matthew Oakes is one of a handful of Democrats running for U.S. Senate and starving to be taken as seriously by the media and their own party as the three major contenders, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong. Lee Whitnum is another. Today Whitnum got some attention from Dennis House, […] [Read More]
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King Dannel the Great

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Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy spent a few hours in Norwalk today talking about early childhood education at Brookside Elementary School and Norwalk Community College. It was an uneventful visit with the usual light moments that occur when elected adults interact with little kids. At one point at Brookside a teacher was trying to explain Malloy’s […] [Read More]
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Dem Senate candidates have 90-minute “conversation”

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In case you missed it, here’s our report on Saturday night’s debate between the three major Democratic candidates vying for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination – U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong. Held at Norwich Free Academy the event was billed as a “conversation” by host The Norwich […] [Read More]
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Connecticut company selling three new Republican presidential ‘action figures’

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This report was written by Gerd Margrete Tjeldflåt of the Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau. During this presidential campaign, more than a few pundits have described Mitt Romney as appearing plastic. Well, for once, they’re right. The former Massachusetts governor — all 12 inches of him — has been immortalized in plastic. The Romney doll — […] [Read More]