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Crowd abandons parade route for warmer confines of the armory

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The gubernatorial parade kicks off in 10 minutes and there are exactly four people on the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the Capitol grounds awaiting the big inaugural parade. It seems that most of the folks who descended on the Capitol are more concerned about seats in the armory for Dannel Malloy’s oath that will […] [Read More]
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Senators milling about in Capitol building

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Senators are milling outside the Senate Chamber before the inaugural parade begins. State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, said her biggest priority this term is to bring the budget in control without harming the schools. Boucher is “cautiously optimistic” about Gov.-elect Dan Malloy’s leadership, but did say he did a good job running the city of […] [Read More]
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The stage is set

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Final preparations are made at the Connecticut State Armory two hours before  Governor-elect Dan Malloy takes the oath of office as Connecticut’s 88th governor. [Read More]
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Malloy order will require e-mail preservation

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As we approach noon, a 20-minute snow shower is finishing it’s business with big chunky clumps of white stuff. Gov.-elect Dan Malloy’s press office just confirmed that one of the three executive orders he will issue this afternoon will require the retention and preservation of e-mails, ending the informal practice of the outgoing Rell administration […] [Read More]
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Too busy covering politics to notice the snow

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Governor-Elect Dannel Malloy’s inaugural parade is scheduled to begin here in Hartford at 1 p.m., leading up to his 2 p.m. swearing-in ceremony. Several members of the press corps, busy writing updates on the day’s festivities, just looked up from our computers/laptops/notebooks and were surprised by the snow squall occurring outside of the capitol building. [Read More]
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Wyman sworn into office

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President Pro-Tem announced the Chamber was at ease while  the senators could carry out their duty. Lt. Gov.-elect Nancy Wyman walked in to a standing ovation, along with Gov.-elect Dan Malloy. Malloy swore her in, and she hugged and kissed the people sharing the stand. “Your vision is exactly what our state needs to put […] [Read More]
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When Donovan says “everyone” does he mean state unions?

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State House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, just wrapped up his inauguration day speech to the chamber, emphasizing his eagerness to get to work in the 2011 session growing Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs. Donovan must also work with new Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Stamford to address an estimated $3.5 billion budget deficit. “Everyone has […] [Read More]
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Wyman: “somebody’s fired.”

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  Wyman, introducing Sen. Beth Bye, D-Hartford, left the town of Burlington out of the list of the communities she represents. When told Burlington is in the list, Wyman glanced at her staff: “Somebody’s fired. Well, we had to cut down on those state employees anyway. Just kidding, state employees.” [Read More]
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