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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Pazniokas'

Jepsen: Initial Process To MGM Casino Does Not Jeopardize Tribal Slot Deal–Ganim Testifies In Support Of Casino

March 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Attorney General George Jepsen advised legislators Thursday that the state could take a tentative step toward testing the market for opening Connecticut to commercial casinos without immediately jeopardizing $260 million in slots revenue the state expects to collect this year under an exclusivity deal with the tribal owners of Foxwoods […]

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Is McDonald Supreme Court Debate About Ideology Or Sexual Orientation?

February 26th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A hearing today on the confirmation of Justice Andrew J. McDonald as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court comes as politicians, lawyers and advocates debate the question of how ideology and partisanship should be balanced against questions of intellect, competence and integrity in evaluating fitness for the bench.

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Silencers–Republican Candidates For Governor Mum On Guns

February 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The shooting deaths of 17 high school students and staff in Parkland, Fla., briefly focused eight Republican candidates for governor Wednesday night on the question of whether they would stand by or revise the sweeping gun-control measure passed in Connecticut five years ago after the massacre of 20 first-graders and […]

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‘Angry Prophet Of Mass Shootings’

February 16th, 2018 · 58 Comments · News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Over the more than five years since Sandy Hook, the governor of Connecticut has acted as the Cassandra of gun control, the angry prophet destined to be ignored, at least in the ranks of the NRA and Congress. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first warned America two days after 26 children […]

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Fur Flies At GOP Guber Debate

January 11th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

What happened to Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment? Though shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican has gone right in the crapper. This is one crazy guber cycle.

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Ganim Begins Staff Up; Bysiewicz, Lamont Ramp Up For Governor

January 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Ganim finance report here. This capricious gubernatorial cycle may land two high-profile candidates soon in former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and 2010 Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont who lost a primary to Dan Malloy. Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s fundraising report filed with State Elections Enforcement Commission will show that he […]

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Breakdown Lane For GOP Candidates At Transportation Forum

December 16th, 2017 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

 From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Republican candidates for governor drove away from a transportation forum Friday without saying how they would stabilize Connecticut’s depleted transportation fund, disappointing an audience of union members and contractors whose livelihoods rely on the state’s ability to maintain and improve its aging infrastructure.

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Casino Imbroglio Heads To Court

November 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Lots of court action lately. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Backed by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations filed a lawsuit Wednesday to force Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve their gaming agreements with Connecticut and clear the way for them to jointly develop a commercial casino […]

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