CT Politics

Connecticut Politics

Wyman: “somebody’s fired.”

on
  Wyman, introducing Sen. Beth Bye, D-Hartford, left the town of Burlington out of the list of the communities she represents. When told Burlington is in the list, Wyman glanced at her staff: “Somebody’s fired. Well, we had to cut down on those state employees anyway. Just kidding, state employees.” [Read More]
Categories: General

Cafero: “we’re dysfunctional!”

on
House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, just told members of the House to look around and get used to seeing fellow members of the House. “We might be dysfunctional, but from this day forth, we’re family,” said Cafero, whose own family joined him for the opening day festivities. [Read More]
Categories: General

Malloy, Wyman, in Senate chamber

on
Nancy Wyman is being joined by Gov.-elect Dannel Malloy in the crowded Senate chamber, as she takes the oath of office, becoming the state’s 73rd lieutenant governor. Wyman, 64, thanked Malloy for letting her be his running mate. “I stand here fully believing your vision, governor, your intellect and work ethic is exactly what we […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Frantz hopes Malloy takes cues on taxes from Cuomo

on
Caught up with state Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, this morning just prior to his being sworn-in for another term in the General Assembly. We spoke a bit about whether new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will hike taxes on the wealthy, particularly those living in lower Fairfield County and Greenwich, to help eliminate the state’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

LeBeau: senators are more important than House members

on
As the House and Senate were approving new two-year terms for Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, D-Meriden and Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, upstairs in the Senate, Sen. Gary LeBeau, D-East Hartford questioned Majority Leader Marty Looney, D-New Haven, on rules. LeBeau noted that since there are only 36 senators, compared to 151 members […] [Read More]
Categories: General

McKinney: lawmakers will need luck

on
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, in opening remarks for the session, welcomed new members and praised Senate President Don Williams. He wondered how anyone could smile today, when the state faces such a fiscal mess. “I often say the people with the biggest smiles are former members of this chamber,” McKinney noted, smiling only […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Former speakers of the House are applauded

on
The House just gave rousing ovations for Connecticut’s former speakers of the House, including Nelson Brown, Ernie Abate, Richard Balducci, Tom Ritter The House just gave rousing ovations to the state’s living former speakers of the House. Nelson Brown, Ernie Abate, Richard Balducci, Tom Ritter, Moira Lyons and Jim Amann all took bows and waves […] [Read More]
Categories: General

“We all have much to do in the next two years, so let’s get started.”

on
The new senators were just sworn in and welcome into the Legislature. State Sen. Eric Coleman walked in late and had to be sworn in seperately, drawing laughter from the crowd. The new governor has already impressed the state with his bold appointments, said Dan Williams, who was just sworn in as president pro-tem of […] [Read More]
Categories: General