Archive for November, 2009

Health care debate open on the U.S. Senate floor, an exhaustive report on the state budget published

November 23, 2009
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Here are highlights of last week’s political news that concern Connecticut. The U.S. Senate voted 60-39 to bring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D – NV) health care legislation – estimated to cost $848 billion – for a floor debate. The two Connecticut Senators – Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman – voted with the...
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Rell not running for reelection, new potential candidates for Senate, Governor

November 16, 2009
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At a press conference in the state Capitol on Monday, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that she will not seek reelection in 2010. This sprung open the doors for many new potential nominees for the GOP ticket, which are now widely regarded to be Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele, state House Minority Leader Larry Cafero...
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GOP edges out on Election Day, Ned Lamont in the race for Governor, action on credit card regulations

November 8, 2009
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This has been a dynamic week for political life in Connecticut. The first Tuesday in November, 2009 was municipal election day in our state. Here is the list of newly and re-elected Mayors and First Selectmen in Connecticut’s municipalities. In brackets is the letter of their party affiliation, followed by the town or city...
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General Obligation bonds downgraded, new health care bill introduced

November 3, 2009
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Here are the highlights from the political life from Connecticut during the past week. Federal money coming to Connecticut: Close to $9.2 million in grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Smart Grid Investment program will go to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative in Norwich for the...
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