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Convention Weekend, Murphy First, State Offices Saturday

May 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Roughly 2,000 delegates will gather this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office. Friday (tonight) is reserved to nominate U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to a second, six-year term. Saturday morning delegates will weigh in on the state’s six constitutional offices. Ned Lamont will be endorsed for governor. […]

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Ganim’s Not Alone Hustling Voter Signatures For Ballot Spot, Opens Hartford HQ

May 1st, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tuesday was the first day candidates for statewide office could canvass signatures from Connecticut electors to qualify for the August 12 primary ballot. Mayor Joe Ganim, for one, opened a headquarters for governor in Hartford–he also has campaign locations in Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury–to kick off the petition drive. He has company in that […]

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These Guys Know All About Wild Nights–Bad Slugs Rock

February 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What […]

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Walker: We Have Decided To Fight Than Flee

December 9th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Shortly after he came up short in a Republican primary for lieutenant governor in 2014, Bridgeport resident David Walker declared if Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s bid failed he’d leave Connecticut. Foley lost. The former U.S. comptroller general, a candidate for governor, has had a change of heart.

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They Once Composed A Newspaper Here–The Reality Of Corporate Journalism

November 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Just about everything has a shelf life in every day use: typewriter, phonograph, 8-track player, the newspaper. Okay okay, some hardcopy newspapers are still among the living mostly as a complement to the on-line presence where most of the clicks and advertising presence sustains corporate journalism. In the old days, we called them family-run newspapers […]

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New Wrinkle To Public Financing Of Campaigns

November 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Two little-known changes in the new state budget may make it easier for those in wealthier districts to run for the General Assembly while putting time constraints on state election regulators whose staffs in recent years have been targeted for reductions.

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As He Returns To City Council, Newton’s Retrial Postponed

November 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The cufflinks glittered. The loafers were burgundy suede, accentuating his shirt and tie, the khaki trench coat, the matching hat and the white scarf.

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Budget Talks Make Progress “When Governor Is Not In The Room”

October 7th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Now more than three months without a state budget with cities and towns that rely on the state flow of dollars struggling to balance their own budgets, News 8 Chief Capitol Correspondent Mark Davis reports “Some sources are saying that the leaders actually make more progress when the Governor is not in the room.”

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