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Take 2: I do solemnly swear

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Both chambers of Congress are notoriously finicky about the use of cameras and electronic equipment — stow those iPhones and Blackberrys please — in the inner sanctum. So for the benefit of the fourth estate, both the Senate and House re-enact the swearing-in ceremony. Blumenthal’s was held in the Old Senate Chamber shortly after Republican […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal cashes in — literally

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Legend has it that Richard Blumenthal’s office used to be the money-counting room for the Senate restaurant back in the day. That may explain why there’s a safe in a tiny alcove. In case you were wondering, no, the senator doesn’t have the combination. [Read More]
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Environmentalists ready for Malloy

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I just ran into some Environmentalists on the third floor outside the Senate Chamber. “I think the fact that we have a governor who understood the environmental issues in Stamford and understands the concept of smart growth is a breath of fresh air,” said the president of 1000 Friends of Connecticut, a smart growth advocacy […] [Read More]
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First look at Blumenthal’s new digs

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Just got the grand tour of Richard Blumenthal’s modest suite in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. “The tour’s not too long,” Ty Matsdorf, Blumenthal’s communications director, quipped. Blumenthal and his staff will occupy the ground floor suite SD-G55 for about three months until he gets a permanent office assignment based on seniority. I counted about […] [Read More]
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Poignant moments as Malloy is sworn into office

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He’s officially the governor. Dan Malloy was sworn in at the Armory in Hartford by the Honorable Gerald Fox, the same person who swore Malloy into office as mayor of Stamford years ago. The ceremony was marked with poignant moments. One of the most memorable of those was when Mary Fox sang the ballad “Danny […] [Read More]
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Malloy’s speech to General Assembly

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GOVERNOR DANNEL P. MALLOY INAUGRUAL MESSAGE TO THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY “SHARED SACRIFICE; SHARED PROSPERITY” I. Salutation and Introduction Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Senator McKinney, Representative Cafero, my fellow state officials, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, honored members of the Judiciary, members of the clergy, honored guests, a special mention to my close […] [Read More]
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Photo Opp

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Governor Dan Malloy takes the oath of office administered by the Honorable Gerald Fox at the State Armory. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate [Read More]
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Union reminds Malloy who helped him get elected

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Around the same time new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy had reached the point in today’s inaugural address where he urged the state to “engage in a shared sense of sacrifice” to help him address a $3.5 billion budget deficit, one state union issued a statement emphasizing the role members played in Malloy’s election. At a […] [Read More]
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