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Could there be a second vote?

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Reports of the concession plan’s demise may be greatly exaggerated. At least that’s what one union official and a state rep. think. Reporter Brian Lockhart wrote on his blog “Political Capitol” that a do-over vote could be the way Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and SEBAC react to a potential no-vote from the union on their […] [Read More]
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Social services workers reject concessions plan, deal could be doomed

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SEBAC spokesman Larry Dorman has a lot to ponder after the latest AFSCME bargaining unit rejection of the concession package. The third-largest bargaining unit in the state’s largest employees union rejected the concessions package put together by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and SEBAC, the organization that represents the 15 state employees’ unions. The 1,800 human/social […] [Read More]
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Inside the Quinnipiac poll

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A Quinnipiac poll released this morning has plenty of bad news for Gov. Malloy, who gets negative remarks both on his overall job performance (38 percent approve while 44 percent disapprove) and his handling of the state budget (36 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove). But two major bills championed by Malloy are extremely popular — […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: How would you grade Malloy, legislature?

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With a historic legislative session in the books, we want to know how you’d rate the performance of Gov. Dannel Malloy and the Democratic-controlled state legislature. Vote in the poll and — just as important — leave a comment to let us know why you voted the way you did. You can also chime on […] [Read More]
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Merrill says presidential primary likely to be April 24

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This from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office: House Passage of HB 6532 Puts Connecticut on Path to Have Unified Presidential Primary with Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island Hartford: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today noted that unanimous House passage of House Bill No. 6532, “An Act Concerning the Presidential Preference Primary,” sets […] [Read More]
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Write a caption for this photo

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Let’s hear it folks. Two prominent guys, both of them enjoying pretty good springs, sharing the White House podium. What’s your caption? Be creative (but tasteful) and type away! [Read More]
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A look at the 15 different state unions

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There are 15 different unions in the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) represent 34 bargaining units, each with their own contracts as noted: 1. Council 4 – AFSCME, AFL-CIO 15,600 Representing employees in social and human services, correction, treatment and parole officers, clerical employees, higher education program administrators, judicial and criminal justice workers, and many more: […] [Read More]
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How the state employee unions work

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This fact sheet comes directly from: The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition: The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) serves to unite all fifteen unions representing approximately 50,000 full and part-time Connecticut state public service workers to address issues of common concern. The coalition was recognized in 1986 by Public Act 86-411 to negotiate with the […] [Read More]
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