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Exclusive: The Obama tax-cut calculator. Yes, tax CUT.

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You’ve heard all the Republican rhetoric and heat on talk radio about President Obama raising your taxes since he took office. Well, the Obama administration wants to tell the other side of the story. With that April tax deadline approaching, the White House is about to roll out an interactive way to see how much Connecticut wage earners’ tax burden will . . . go down . . . this year because of the payroll tax cut contained in the bipartisan tax deal reached in December. [Read More]
Categories: General

‘Husky Weekend’

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Continuing his case of Husky Fever, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement declaring this weekend as “Husky Weekend,”: Here is the press release: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced he is declaring Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3 as “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut, in honor of both the UConn […] [Read More]
Categories: Governor

Gambling Gov.: Malloy sets friendly chocolate wager

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be rooting for a free dinner and dessert when he watches the UConn Huskies Final Four games this weekend. Malloy and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will have regional gourmet chocolate riding on Sunday’s game between the UConn and Notre Dame, located in South Bend, Ind., women. On Wednesday, Malloy announced […] [Read More]
Categories: Governor

There’s always 2014: Yale Law School debate pits Foley vs. Lamont

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    Don’t tell Tom Foley or Ned Lamont that the 2010 campaign is over. Thwarted in their respective bids to become governor, an office that went to former Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy, the two political rivals from Greenwich will headline a Yale Law School debate on the “state budget crisis” Monday night in […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Malloy on ‘Morning Joe’: I have feelings

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It wasn’t as heated as the last time he was on the show, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s first in-studio appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today did put him on the defensive at times. Malloy – who was joined in-studio by guests Pat Buchanan and Tom Brokaw – discussed a variety of issues with hosts […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy

Crybabies

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This gets my vote for image of the night at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s listening tour stop in Greenwich. The public forum drew a cast of characters, from Malloy’s Democratic primary foe Ned Lamont to an alphabet soup of union operatives from AFSCME and SEIU. [Read More]
Categories: General

Ragtime?

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Penny Haughwout, 88, a former Greenwich music teacher and Stamford resident, is serenading the masses here at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s listening stop tour in Greenwich. Her playlist so far: “This Land is Your Land” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” [Read More]
Categories: General

Is there a doctor in the house?

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Greenwich Hospital bused 120 employees from its campus to Eastern Middle School to protest Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed hospital tax, which it says will cost the facility $13 million. Frank Corvino, the hospital’s president and chief executive, is at arm’s length from the open mike in the second row. [Read More]
Categories: General