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Foley Promises Unions He Won’t Lay Off Workers

June 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

 From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley of Greenwich journeyed into the belly of the beast on Monday, promising about 500 Connecticut union leaders that he would not lay off state employees to balance the state budget.

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The Bad Slugs At CT Post

May 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Haven’t you wanted to call all those scribes at the Connecticut Post a bunch slugs and get away with it without editorial retribution? Now’s your chance. They’re a bunch of slugs, no a bunch of Bad Slugs … the name of the newsroom band, that is. Last Christmas at a holiday party at the Field […]

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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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