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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Courant Gets Viggy With It

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media, owner of the Connecticut Post and a number of other southern Connecticut newspapers, has successfully poached key Hartford Courant staffers in recent months. The Courant has returned fire, hiring away Neil Vigdor, one of the top political reporters in the state, as media outlets ramp up political coverage of the 2018 gubernatorial […]

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Come On In, The Lava Is Lovely

January 25th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The next person to jump into the Democratic gubernatorial fray will make it an even dozen. The Republican side also features an army of pursuers. At some point the field will thin out. On Wednesday the Dems were featured at a forum in Glastonbury. Yawn or excitement?

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Traffic Solution: Tunnel From Bridgeport To Long Island

January 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Back in the 1970s then-Mayor John Mandanici opined a solution for quicker access to Long Island that was met with incredulity: an underwater tunnel. A Montreal consulting firm, with a nod from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, embrace it as a solution to traffic misery. Hey, it’s only tens of billions.

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Scribe Poaching Continues–Hearst Media Should Just Buy The Hartford Courant

January 4th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

What Connecticut media outlet enjoys the most influence in the state? For decades it was the Hartford Courant. But Hearst Connecticut Media has moved in with some sharp elbows, poaching respected Courant staffers, now poised for a deeper digital readership footprint in Connecticut backed by eight daily newspapers including the Connecticut Post. The media outlet […]

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Pinocchio Press, Trump’s Phony Endorsement

January 2nd, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

We live in an era of alternative truth–the Pinocchio Press–including a phony news account Tuesday of Donald Trump endorsing Joe Ganim for governor. If Trump wants to kill a Democrat in a blue state all he has to do is endorse, right? Ganim will announce his run for governor on Wednesday.

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Federal Judge Rejects Ganim’s Battle For Public Campaign Cash

November 29th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the State Elections Enforcement Commission decision to ban Mayor Joe Ganim from participating in the state’s public financing program “doesn’t burden or penalize” his first amendment rights because he’s still free to seek state office outside of the Citizens Election Program.

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The Politics Of Race

November 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Colin McEnroe, who appears weekdays from 1 to 2 p.m. on WNPR-FM (90.5) writes about the disingenuous leanings of the two major political parties when it comes to fielding candidate diversity.

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One’s A ‘Baby’ The Other Throws ‘Tantrums’–A Trump Blood Transfusion

October 24th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As a long-sought state budget deal appears headed for a legislative vote, there’s still time for some last-minute barbs between Governor Dan Malloy and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Could a blood transfusion from Donald Trump be far behind?

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