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Connecticut Dems, Repubs, set convention dates

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Democrats on Saturday May 12 in a location to be determined. They have to choose DNC members and a U.S. Senate candidate. Republicans on Friday May 18 in the Connecticut Convention Center. They have to choose five candidates for U.S. Rep., plus RNC members and a U.S. Senate candidate. [Read More]
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Speaker of the House Chris Donovan and dozens of caucus members file amicus brief in ACA case before U.S. Supreme Court

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Here’s an alphabetical list of members of the Connecticut House who signed on to an amicus brief on the Affordable Care Act, which is pending before the Supreme Court. Also on board is Sen. Bob Duff of Norwalk.   Rep Catherine Abercrombie Assistant Majority Whip, Connecticut House of Representatives Rep James Albis CT Rep Joe […] [Read More]
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UConn politics professor Reiter passes

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Political Science Professor Howard Reiter, who during the 2010 state and federal races was always one of my reliable sources for interesting observations, has died. Here are the details released by his former employer, the University of Connecticut: Longtime UConn Political Science Professor Howard Reiter Dies Storrs, Conn.—Howard L. Reiter, who spent 35 years as a well-known and […] [Read More]
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McMahon wants help picking out a 2012 bumper sticker

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I first spied Linda McMahon’s ad over at Tom Dudchik’s CT Capitol Report, but it’s featured on her campaign website as well. The World Wrestling Entertainment executive-turned-professional U.S. Republican Senate candidate wants folks to help her choose from among three different campaign bumper stickers, including one with a bright pink background clearly intended to soften her image and court […] [Read More]
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Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti considering run at Congress

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Republican Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is considering a run at the 5th District Congressional seat currently held by Democrat Jim Himes in 2012. The 56-year-old Lauretti, who is entering his 21st year as mayor of Shelton, told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers Thursday morning, “We need a change and change is in the air. Some people have […] [Read More]
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Retirement as a way around D-SNAP investigation?

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According to an excellent source within state government, two of the 44 state workers currently under investigation for fraudulently receiving federal disaster aid have chosen to retire rather than face discipline/termination. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration in early December launched an ongoing probe into allegations public workers improperly applied for and received low income Disaster Supplemental […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Chris Coutu, 2nd District congressional candidate, will go off to active duty in Air Force Reserve

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Rep. Chris Coutu, who has staked out a far-right agenda as a candidate for the GOP nomination challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, will be going on active duty for the United States Army from February through April, when he should be seeking convention support. His positions include denying the existence of global climate change. “Over […] [Read More]
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Which lawmaker will propose eliminating the “hidden tax” on cable and satellite television?

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State Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden and Michael Fox, head of the Stamford-based Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers of America, have teamed to force the legislature and governor to take a hard look at Connecticut’s so-called “hidden” gas tax. The state has two gas taxes – a flat .25 tax on gasoline sales and a fluctuating […] [Read More]
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