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Will Judiciary Co-chairs Agree Over Decriminalizing Marijuana?

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As anticipated new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy as part of today’s budget address proposed decriminalizing marijuana possession in amounts of an ounce or less. It will be interesting to see what the two new chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee – Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield and Rep. Gerald Fox, D-Stamford – do with Malloy’s proposal. […] [Read More]
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Kolenberg responds to budget

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Republican state Senate candidate Bob Kolenberg responded to Malloy’s budget address by saying he was “surprised” to hear Malloy is increasing state spending. Kolenberg is running against Democrat Carlo Leone in a Feb. 22 special election for the District 27 state senate seat (Stamford-Darien) previously held by former state Sen. Andrew McDonald. Bob Kolenberg’s Statement […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon has front row seat for Malloy’s budget address

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Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, ex-CEO of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, is at the capitol this afternoon for new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget address. “I’m here to listen to the governor and say hello to old friends,” said McMahon, whom many consider a strong contender for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s seat in […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy’s budget address: The full text

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Below is the full text of the Governor’s budget address: Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget Address Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Senator McKinney, Representative Cafero, distinguished members of the General Assembly, thank you for inviting me back to your house. I’d like to recognize my wife Cathy, who is here today […] [Read More]
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LIVE: Malloy budget address

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Watch live as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address today to the General Assembly. Members of Hearst CT newspapers’ editorial boards will be in the chat offering live analysis and answering readers’ questions before, during and after the speech.   Get the Flash Player to see this stream.   Malloy budget address [Read More]
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Malloy Budget Czar: We’re gonna get union concessions … um … somehow…

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During this morning’s media briefing on the proposed two-year state budget, a reporter asked Ben Barnes, Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget czar, how exactly the administration intends to obtain the $2 billion worth of proposed concessions from state workers. The unions don’t, the reporter pointed out, have to open up their contracts. After a few glances […] [Read More]
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Malloy administration planning for ed aid formula shakeup

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Last week I posted on my Political Capitol blog that new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy, a longtime critic of the state’s formula for distributing education aid when Stamford’s mayor, would not be proposing changes to the Education Cost Sharing formula in his first budget. His budget czar, Ben Barnes, just told members of the press […] [Read More]
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Malloy wants cities/towns to take over vocational tech schools

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New Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget czar, Ben Barnes, is briefing those of us in the capitol press corps on the proposed two-year state budget. Malloy will present his fiscal plan to the full General Assembly at noon. Among Malloy’s proposals is phasing in the state’s vocational technical high schools as local schools. “We believe […] [Read More]
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