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Simmering Sen. Slossberg boils over new elections watchdog

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  Responding to the news the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) tapped recently ousted Middletown Mayor Sebastian Guiliano as its new director, Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford today demanded the agency to reconsider. Slossberg along with Rep. Russ Morin, D-Wethersfield chairs the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Commission. You can read their full press release outlining their […] [Read More]
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Courant takes shot at Senate candidate Tong’s pet project

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The Hartford Courant has published an editorial questioning the recent hiring of an $100,000 a year executive director for the state’s Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission during still tough fiscal times. “This is good news for the commission, but Connecticut taxpayers may be asking themselves why, in financially strapped times, this group exists with such a price […] [Read More]
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Malloy immune from triskaidekaphobia?

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It’s Friday the 13th. Gov. Dannel Malloy is in his 13th month on the job. And he’s ordered a conclave of officials from the state’s Public Safety and Transportation departments, as well as the Connecticut National Guard, to staff the state’s Emergency Operations Center starting at high noon.  Contrary to what all you soothsayers or […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Dems, Repubs, set convention dates

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Democrats on Saturday May 12 in a location to be determined. They have to choose DNC members and a U.S. Senate candidate. Republicans on Friday May 18 in the Connecticut Convention Center. They have to choose five candidates for U.S. Rep., plus RNC members and a U.S. Senate candidate. [Read More]
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Speaker of the House Chris Donovan and dozens of caucus members file amicus brief in ACA case before U.S. Supreme Court

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Here’s an alphabetical list of members of the Connecticut House who signed on to an amicus brief on the Affordable Care Act, which is pending before the Supreme Court. Also on board is Sen. Bob Duff of Norwalk.   Rep Catherine Abercrombie Assistant Majority Whip, Connecticut House of Representatives Rep James Albis CT Rep Joe […] [Read More]
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UConn politics professor Reiter passes

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Political Science Professor Howard Reiter, who during the 2010 state and federal races was always one of my reliable sources for interesting observations, has died. Here are the details released by his former employer, the University of Connecticut: Longtime UConn Political Science Professor Howard Reiter Dies Storrs, Conn.—Howard L. Reiter, who spent 35 years as a well-known and […] [Read More]
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McMahon wants help picking out a 2012 bumper sticker

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I first spied Linda McMahon’s ad over at Tom Dudchik’s CT Capitol Report, but it’s featured on her campaign website as well. The World Wrestling Entertainment executive-turned-professional U.S. Republican Senate candidate wants folks to help her choose from among three different campaign bumper stickers, including one with a bright pink background clearly intended to soften her image and court […] [Read More]
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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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