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Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti considering run at Congress

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Republican Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is considering a run at the 5th District Congressional seat currently held by Democrat Jim Himes in 2012. The 56-year-old Lauretti, who is entering his 21st year as mayor of Shelton, told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers Thursday morning, “We need a change and change is in the air. Some people have […] [Read More]
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Retirement as a way around D-SNAP investigation?

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According to an excellent source within state government, two of the 44 state workers currently under investigation for fraudulently receiving federal disaster aid have chosen to retire rather than face discipline/termination. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration in early December launched an ongoing probe into allegations public workers improperly applied for and received low income Disaster Supplemental […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Chris Coutu, 2nd District congressional candidate, will go off to active duty in Air Force Reserve

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Rep. Chris Coutu, who has staked out a far-right agenda as a candidate for the GOP nomination challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, will be going on active duty for the United States Army from February through April, when he should be seeking convention support. His positions include denying the existence of global climate change. “Over […] [Read More]
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Which lawmaker will propose eliminating the “hidden tax” on cable and satellite television?

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State Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden and Michael Fox, head of the Stamford-based Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers of America, have teamed to force the legislature and governor to take a hard look at Connecticut’s so-called “hidden” gas tax. The state has two gas taxes – a flat .25 tax on gasoline sales and a fluctuating […] [Read More]
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Bear hunt is not clothing-optional. Don’t call him Dannel Boone, Malloy says it’s not on the front burner

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The DEEP has floated the idea for a bear hunt, similar to revenue-producing hunts in New England and most recently, New Jersey, where nearly 500 black bears were blasted by hunters. Gov. Dannel Malloy, on WNPR in Hartford this morning: “I’m not anxious to be engaged in this. When and if this thing gets to […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy

Pleasure Beach earmark topic of Missouri senate race ad

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An attack ad by the campaign of Republican John Brunner, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill, focuses on an earmark that provided funds for Bridgeport’s Pleasure Beach. The ad points out McCaskill voted for the earmark, which set aside $1.9 million to develop a water taxi service to […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy issues Thanksgiving message

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Press release On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today shared the following message with Connecticut residents. “As people across Connecticut gather around their Thanksgiving tables this year to celebrate with family and friends, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on where we are and where we aspire to be in our […] [Read More]
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Wrapping it up on election night

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It’s been a long day — one filled with scenes that ranged from sentimental (Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton dedicating his re-election victory to his late father) to jubilant (Stamford Democrats serenading defeated GOP Board of Finance candidate Joe Tarzia) to hilariously unscripted (Fairfield first-selectman-elect Michael Tetreau interrupting his victory speech to take a phone call […] [Read More]
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