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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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Christie: The unions stuck it to Malloy

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New Jersey’s outspoken Republican Gov. Chris Christie has had his run-ins with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the past. And on Monday morning he did not hold back in gloating over Malloy’s most recent setback. Just a few days after Malloy saw his concessions deal with the union fall apart, his rival appeared on MSNBC’s […] [Read More]
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Could there be a second vote?

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Reports of the concession plan’s demise may be greatly exaggerated. At least that’s what one union official and a state rep. think. Reporter Brian Lockhart wrote on his blog “Political Capitol” that a do-over vote could be the way Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and SEBAC react to a potential no-vote from the union on their […] [Read More]
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Social services workers reject concessions plan, deal could be doomed

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SEBAC spokesman Larry Dorman has a lot to ponder after the latest AFSCME bargaining unit rejection of the concession package. The third-largest bargaining unit in the state’s largest employees union rejected the concessions package put together by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and SEBAC, the organization that represents the 15 state employees’ unions. The 1,800 human/social […] [Read More]
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Inside the Quinnipiac poll

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A Quinnipiac poll released this morning has plenty of bad news for Gov. Malloy, who gets negative remarks both on his overall job performance (38 percent approve while 44 percent disapprove) and his handling of the state budget (36 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove). But two major bills championed by Malloy are extremely popular — […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: How would you grade Malloy, legislature?

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With a historic legislative session in the books, we want to know how you’d rate the performance of Gov. Dannel Malloy and the Democratic-controlled state legislature. Vote in the poll and — just as important — leave a comment to let us know why you voted the way you did. You can also chime on […] [Read More]
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Merrill says presidential primary likely to be April 24

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This from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office: House Passage of HB 6532 Puts Connecticut on Path to Have Unified Presidential Primary with Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island Hartford: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today noted that unanimous House passage of House Bill No. 6532, “An Act Concerning the Presidential Preference Primary,” sets […] [Read More]
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