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A hairy proposition

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Just when we thought we’d seen it all at Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. The American Mustache Institute, I kid you not, sends us a press release today publicizing its upcoming Million Mustache March scheduled for April 1 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The organization, which has apparently been around since 1965, is seeking a […] [Read More]
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Lieberman proposal would force key companies to spend more to defend against cyberattacks

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By EMILY WILKINS Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman says his cybersecurity legislation would help protect the nation’s private-sector infrastructure from cyberattacks. But U.S. manufacturers worry about the additional costs they would be required to bear to secure critical infrastructure, and Republican senators are trying to slow it down. But to Lieberman, the […] [Read More]

Tong’s Lin stunt catches politicos’ attention, but how about voters’?

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford has again turned to a prominent member of the Asian-American community to help boost his campaign for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination. Tong, the first Asian-American elected to the Connecticut General Assembly, has touted endorsements from ex-U.S. Secretary of Commerce/Transportation Norman Mineta and San Fransico Mayor Ed Lee. Today the campaign sent out a […] [Read More]
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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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