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Entries Tagged as 'Ken Dixon'

Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]

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State To Choose Medical Pot Growers

January 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers: Next week, 3 winners will be chosen from among 16 applicants who paid a $25,000 non-refundable fee and filed thick business plans with the state Department of Consumer Protection in the hopes of becoming medical cannabis providers for more than 1,300 patients registered across the state.

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Blumenthal Tells Con Ed Chief To Pay For Metro-North Power Failure

October 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The president of the giant New York-based Consolidated Edison this morning declined to assume any monetary responsibility for the September 25 power failure in Mt. Vernon that shutdown the Metro-North commuter rail line.

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Bass Pro Moves Step Closer, Finch: Life Saver For City

September 10th, 2013 · 6 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: After two hours of questions on the state’s role in the long-languishing Bridgeport Harbor development, the legislative Finance Committee on Tuesday afternoon approved $22 million in state bonding to build a Bass Pro Shop anchor on the 56-acre site.

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Is Keno Coming To Connecticut?

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events

Is this a step toward expanded gambling in Connecticut? From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Keno, the fast-moving video gambling game that’s ubiquitous in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island bars, has suddenly become a big part of the effort to balance the new $40 billion state budget.

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Gun Enthusiasts Heckle Father Of Newtown Victim

January 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: HARTFORD — A false fire alarm, 45-minute waits to get into the Capitol complex, even the heckling of a bereaved parent of a Newtown shooting victim marked Monday’s day-long legislative hearing on gun control.

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Is Gun Control Just A Lot Of Talk?

January 11th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Short of systematically limiting guns to homes and hunters, does any of this chatter about gun control in the Connecticut General Assembly have any relevance? Tough on guns, tough on ammo, tough on access to weapons? Does it really matter? Is it just a bunch of talk and no action? Are we so far gone […]

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