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Weicker: State GOP needs to rebuild its brand

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Lowell Weicker Jr., former governor and former U.S. senator, delivered a blistering commentary on the state of Connecticut Republican Party Friday in Hartford. The political maverick who left the GOP to found A Connecticut Party and instituted the state income tax, Weicker called the party a “non-entity.” “The Connecticut Republican Party mirrors itself after the national […] [Read More]
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Radio ad bashes Finch’s comments to state board

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BRIDGEPORT — In a radio spot set to debut today on WICC, Mayor Bill Finch is criticized for telling the state Board of Education last week that doing away with the local BOE race is not a “great loss” because few people vote in Bridgeport and many parents are ineligible due to their citizenship status […] [Read More]
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Judicial branch to close 4 courthouses, juvenile detention center

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The state’s Judicial Branch has released its plan to balance its section of the state budget. Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers said that four courthouses will be closed. In addition, a juvenile detention center, six law libraries and several offices will be closed. As unveiled yesterday, the Judicial Branch will lay off 452 employees. Included […] [Read More]
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Lieberman on the debt, Medicare and partisanship

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HARTFORD — Joe Lieberman, speaking Friday at a fiscal responsibility summit in Hartford, railed on a burgeoning plan crafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to shift responsibility for the debt ceiling quandary from Congress to the White House. The McConnell approach — known as Plan B — could incorporate $1.5 trillion in spending cuts […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy releases budget balancing plan

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released his full budget balancing plan this morning, along with an emailed statement. Malloy, who is in Salt Lake City for a governor’s conference, has to plug a $1.6 billion budget gap left after the state employee’s unions denied a concessions plan that would have balanced his original budget. The two-year […] [Read More]
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Heir apparent?

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U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., mingles with David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S. and founder of the Bridgeport-based Comeback America Initiative, at a fiscal responsibility summit this morning at the Hartford Club. Walker is weighing a run for Senate, with Lieberman retiring at the end of 2012. [Read More]
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Sen. Kane, state reps call for override of Oxford airport veto

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Oxford-area legislators are calling for an override of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill that would have created an economic development zone around the Waterbury-Oxford Airport. State Sen. Rob Kane (R-34) and three Republican representatives – Anthony D’Amelio (District 71), David Labriola (District 131) and Arthur O’Neill (District 69) – sent a letter […] [Read More]
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AG Jepsen questions Groupon about Conn. business

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Attorney General George Jepsen is looking into the popular website Groupon to see if its business practices in the state violate Connecticut laws becasue of the expiration dates the company places on some discount offers sold to consumers. Jepsen sent a letter to the CEO of the Chicago-based company, Andrew Mason, asking him for information […] [Read More]
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