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Shays to declare formally Jan. 25

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Republican Chris Shays plans to make a formal announcement of his U.S. Senate candidacy next Wednesday, Shays disclosed on his Twitter account this evening. Shays has been running for some time, so the announcement has been widely expected. Here are the particulars, from his Facebook page: When Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Time 12:00pm until 1:00pm […] [Read More]
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Pols remember Dr. Mel

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A handful of Connecticut lawmakers have issued statements reacting to the death of Dr. Mel Goldstein, veteran WTNH Channel 8 meteorologist, from cancer: Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman: “Dr. Mel was more than a meteorologist – with his charming character, warm smile and friendly personality, he became an icon in Connecticut and was loved by […] [Read More]
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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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