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Corrections officers lead list of 328 state layoffs

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s administration released a department-by-department list of layoff notices that have been issued so far, led by 222 in the Department of Correction. Out of those 222, 191 are corrections officers. The Office of Policy and Management said there have been 328 layoffs so far, according to a release by Malloy spokesperson […] [Read More]
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Malloy to Washington: “Grow up”

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In many ways, Gov. Malloy’s plans to defeat Connecticut deficit with increased taxes and lowered spending mirrors strategies that Republicans are trying to block on a federal level. Malloy’s advice to his party rivals on Capitol Hill? “Grow up, quite frankly,” said Malloy on Wednesday’s edition of CNBC’s Squawk Box. The governor was on the […] [Read More]

Blumenthal corruption bill gains more support

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Republican Senator Scott Brown, of Massachusetts, has joined Conn. Senator Richard Blumenthal in sponsoring a bill that would strip members of Congress of their federal pensions if they commit corruption, even if they have left the Capital. The bill, called the Congressional Integrity and Pension Forfeiture Act, is also sponsored by Republican Senator Mark Kirk […] [Read More]
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Himes co-hosts “Squawk Box”

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Democrat Jim Himes co-hosting “Squawk Box” from 8 to 9 am with NJ Republican Scott Garrett, fellow House Financial Services Committee member. Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of “Too Big to Fail,” also to appear on the show. [Read More]
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A Northeast presidential super-primary?

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Well, it’s not exactly a super-primary. Still,  now that New York has moved its 2012 presidential primary to April 24, 2012 — joining Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware — that date might have a little more appeal to presidential candidates. Of course, it also means that New York, with a rich supply of delegates, will be the […] [Read More]
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Malloy to Christie: ‘It’s not about who has the bigger belt’

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The ongoing TV feud between Gov. Dannel Malloy and his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie took yet another entertaining turn Friday, when Malloy took an apparent swipe at Christie’s weight. Malloy appeared on the show Friday at 9:30 to talk about the state’s budget deal, which passed the state legislature at 2:30 a.m. and gave […] [Read More]
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Derby Rep. Klarides apologizes after Twitter blunder

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State Rep. Themis Klarides, who represents Derby, Orange and Woodbridge, apologized Thursday afternoon after re-tweeting a comment earlier in the morning by another person that called Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a “mean mick.” Klarides was named the vice chairman of the state’s Republican party earlier this week. The tweet and backlash from the Democratic party […] [Read More]
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Lieberman partners with Coburn on Medicare plan

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The latest plan to reform Medicare comes from a partnership of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-CT, and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. The pair unveiled the main details of their plan Tuesday, saying it could save more than $600 billion over 10 years, based on Congressional Budget Office estimates. Here are some of the provisions, […] [Read More]
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