Insightful piece from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror about gun lobbyist Robert Crook. Don’t ya just love lobbyists with the last name Crook? From Paz: Crook, a deep-voiced smoker, admits to making one gaffe post-Newtown–a boast about the ability of gun owners last year to mobilize in opposition to a ban on high-capacity magazines, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Mark Pazniokas'
January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events
October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics
From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: When Republican Linda McMahon joins New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury Monday, it will be the first time her U.S. Senate campaign has widely publicized her schedule in four weeks.
April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
What, former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz never smoked pot? That must explain everything. Five Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate appeared live on WFSB on Sunday to debate a variety of issues including their historic reefer intake. Bridgeport attorney and drug-reform crusader Sylvester Salcedo wasn’t invited to the debate. Alas, Sly hasn’t raised [...]
January 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Always a curious choice when a professional pol is appointed to head enforcement of election law. Will he protect pals? Pursue foes? Here’s the latest from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror on the proposed selection of former Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano to serve as the new executive director of the state agency that has taken action, [...]
December 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments · News and Events
From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Empire City Casino, a new look for a century-old harness-racing track in Yonkers, N.Y., now has 5,300 slot machines to entice some of the gamblers who used to speed by on their way north to Connecticut’s tribal casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.
December 1st, 2011 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Noon Update: map of redrawn State Senate Districts. The 22nd State Senate District occupied by Anthony Musto, according to the map, will no longer take in the Upper East Side. The neighborhood was redrawn into the the district of State Senator Ed Gomes. Musto also lost a portion of Monroe. The multi-town district includes all of Trumbull. Musto’s Bridgeport district covers [...]
April 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
I chatted with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont this morning after the governor candidates’ forum at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. I asked him to state his position with respect to a casino for the city. I had wondered if city pols, led by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, were pushing him to a position he didn’t [...]