Archive for August, 2010

Republicans in support of a democrat, Green wants recount, CT falls out of competition on education

August 30, 2010
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Here are highlights of news from the political world from last week in an about Connecticut. In electoral politics… On Wednesday, six Republicans – David Wolff (Ridgefield), Edith Kufta (New Haven), Gary Matthews (Greenwich), Margaret LaCroix (Glastonbury), Dr. Michael Giordano (Clinton) and Ted Powell (Colchester) – announced their support in an open letter for...
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Calm before the storm on the election front, Hartford, Washington news

August 23, 2010
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Here are last week’s highlights from the political life in and concerning Connecticut. In electoral politics, On Monday, CTNewsJunkie.com reported that at the AFL-CIO convention which took place at the Hartford Hilton, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal criticized Washington for “not working ,” expressed his disapproval of the bailouts and of tax...
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Primary results, proposed rail line, money to airports

August 15, 2010
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Political news in Connecticut were a little calmer in the wake of the primaries this Tuesday. Here are highlights from the week. Starting on Sunday, August 15, and finishing on Saturday, August 21, Connecticut is celebrating its 10th consecutive annual sales tax-free week. Exempt from the state’s sales tax of 6 percent are clothing...
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Connecticut House of Representatives overrides governor’s CEP reform veto

August 13, 2010
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The Connecticut House of Representatives overrode Governor M. Jodi Rell’s veto on Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) reform bill, an Act Concerning Clean Elections, passed on Friday, July 30, which made the bill into law.  All 107 Democrats present on the floor at that time voted for the override, except for Shawn Johnson (D – Thompson) who voted against it...
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Elections, elections and more elections

August 9, 2010
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The political news in Connecticut from last week, the last before the primaries this Tuesday, was, of course, primarilly about the elections. Here are the highlights. In the republican primary for U.S. Senate, State Representative Themis Klarides (R – Derby) endorsed former WWE corporate officer Linda McMahon in her bid for the GOP nomination...
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