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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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Gaming Battle May Not Be Over

July 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The tribes are going ahead now with their $300 million East Windsor project along Interstate 91, about 17 miles south of Springfield. But the tribal leaders and lawmakers understand that MGM’s fight will go on in the courts and possibly the Bureau of Indian Affairs. “I believe going off the […]

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Rowland, Corrupt Former Governor, Back To BOP #15623-014

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · News and Events

At least he got his old number back. Did he disappoint his old cellies from PA? From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Rowland’s bid to overturn a 30-month prison sentence for campaign fraud was a long shot for the former popular governor, who resigned in the middle of his third four-year term in 2004 amid a […]

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When An Idiot Acts, Let’s Oblige The Whine–GOP Chief Romano Bans Hearst Reporter From Party Convention

May 6th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Wah. Wah. Wah. Republican State Chairman J.R. Romano, who makes Pinocchio look like a truth teller, is whining about the treatment he’s received from Hearst Connecticut Media reporter Neil Vigdor. JR, how about some cheese to go with that whine?

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State Senate Approves Restructuring Of Public Safety Pension Payments

May 4th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Today (Wednesday) is the last day of the legislative session in Hartford. What happens there has huge impact on what happens with the weary budget of Connecticut’s most populous city. The State Senate Tuesday night at the urging of State Senator Ed Gomes voted to allow the city to delay public safety pension payments to […]

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August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence

December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]

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