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Corporate Threats To Flee State Shake Up Legislative Session In Final Days

June 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A vote on the tax deal struck over the weekend was delayed Monday as legislative leaders sought revisions demanded by rebellious members, some in response to an outcry by major corporations over a tripling of a computer-services levy and an increase in other business and income taxes.

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Bridgeport In Play For Casino?

March 10th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The announcement comes less than a week after The Mirror reported that tribal leaders and their lobbyists jointly met with Senate leaders to gauge support for expanding gambling to preserve Connecticut’s share of casino jobs and revenue.

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The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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Malloy To Appointees: Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Maybe Andres Ayala knew of something extra in his stocking when he accepted Governor Malloy’s appointment as motor vehicle chief. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent […]

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Foley Stiffs Hearst Connecticut Editorial Board

October 22nd, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

You’d think one of the endorsements actively coveted by the Tom Foley campaign for governor is Hearst Connecticut Media Group that includes four daily newspapers, Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time with a combined print readership of roughly a few hundred thousand, and more factoring in web audiences. Nope.

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Look Out! Campaign Spending Avalanche–The Influence Of Independent Expenditures

October 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic governor Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley each has $6.5 million to spend in public funds for the November election. Joseph Visconti is also in the race as a petitioning candidate raising funds outside the state’s public financing program. In addition, Malloy and Foley campaigns are benefiting so far roughly $7 million combined […]

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Rowland Convicted For Sham Consulting Contract

September 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A jury in U.S. District Court convicted Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday on charges arising from what the government described as a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.

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Is He Tom Foley Or Tom Foolery? The Candidate’s Calculated Risk

August 27th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As Republican nominee for governor Tom Foley enters his first debate tonight against Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy, will he actually take a position on something? Or maybe he thinks no one will notice? Foley speaks often about sharing a Bridgeport agenda as he tries to poach urban votes from Malloy. Where’s the plan? Mark Pazniokas […]

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