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Debicella to GOP: Not your fella in 2012

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Republican Dan Debicella  informed his supporters by e-mail today that he will not run again for Congress in 2012. The former state senator from Shelton fell short in his 2010 challenge of Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in the Fourth Congressional District, which covers most of Fairfield County and a sliver of New Haven County. Debicella, […] [Read More]
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Republicans will make a last-ditch pitch to the Supremes on new congressional map

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House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, is plotting strategy for the testimony being prepared for an imminent, but as yet unschdeuled hearing before the state Supreme Court on the new congressional map. Cafero and other GOP leaders are not happy that the Columbia University professor named as “special master” following the failure of the Reapportionment […] [Read More]
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Legislative Dems “gloat” over redistricting victory

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A poli sci whiz from Columbia University Friday brought an end to the partisan drama surrounding the design of Connecticut’s five congressional districts. Basically, the legislature’s Republican minority wanted to shake things up. But Democrats who, understandably given their party affiliation, would like to continue living in a blue state, wanted to pretty much maintain the […] [Read More]
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Simmering Sen. Slossberg boils over new elections watchdog

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  Responding to the news the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) tapped recently ousted Middletown Mayor Sebastian Guiliano as its new director, Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford today demanded the agency to reconsider. Slossberg along with Rep. Russ Morin, D-Wethersfield chairs the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Commission. You can read their full press release outlining their […] [Read More]
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Courant takes shot at Senate candidate Tong’s pet project

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The Hartford Courant has published an editorial questioning the recent hiring of an $100,000 a year executive director for the state’s Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission during still tough fiscal times. “This is good news for the commission, but Connecticut taxpayers may be asking themselves why, in financially strapped times, this group exists with such a price […] [Read More]
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Malloy immune from triskaidekaphobia?

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It’s Friday the 13th. Gov. Dannel Malloy is in his 13th month on the job. And he’s ordered a conclave of officials from the state’s Public Safety and Transportation departments, as well as the Connecticut National Guard, to staff the state’s Emergency Operations Center starting at high noon.  Contrary to what all you soothsayers or […] [Read More]
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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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