July 2013

Cool Justice Opinion: Not CT Dept. of Corrections; It's Ignorance, Recidivism, Sadism

08/27/13

Cool Justice Opinion: Not CT Dept. of Corrections; It's Ignorance, Recidivism, Sadism

Our prison economy gives huge leeway to those who control the jail cells, the corridors, the unseen and what passes for libraries. Every now and then we get a glimpse of the hidden reality: Any expression of hope or humanity must be stamped out; dare to act as a person and you certainly will be punished.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Forms Exploratory Committee for Gubernatorial Run

08/14/13

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Forms Exploratory Committee for Gubernatorial Run

The Republican Danbury mayor candidate announces he's considering a run for governor.

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Danbury Mayor Boughton to Announce Bid for Governor Wednesday?

08/13/13

Danbury Mayor Boughton to Announce Bid for Governor Wednesday?

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is announcing his plans Wednesday morning for the 2014 election cycle, and—if you go by the online reports and social media rippling out after the notice of tomorrow’s event arrived Tuesday afternoon in email inboxes—Boughton will prove the pundits right by joining the race for governor.

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Anthony Weiner's Ex-Campaign Manager, Danny Kedem, Held Same Post in New Haven

08/05/13

Anthony Weiner's Ex-Campaign Manager, Danny Kedem, Held Same Post in New Haven

Danny Kedem resigned late last month as the campaign manager for Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who launched an unlikely bid for New York City's mayoralty two years after he resigned from Congress amid a humiliating sexting scandal.

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Connecticut's Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Nominated for Post in U.S. Gov

08/04/13

Connecticut's Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Nominated for Post in U.S. Gov

Linda Schwartz, a Yale Nursing School grad and former Reservist and nurse, has worked for the state in her current role since 2003. If confirmed, she would become the Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning. Schwartz served in the Air Force Nurse Corps for 16 years.

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Pay Connecticut Car Taxes? Our 'Ouch' Map: Hartford's Bill Seven Times Salisbury's for Same Car

08/01/13

Pay Connecticut Car Taxes? Our 'Ouch' Map: Hartford's Bill Seven Times Salisbury's for Same Car

You might call Aug. 1 CT-Day, not as in an abbreviation for Connecticut but for car taxes, the colloquial term for the motor vehicle taxes residents pay to the state’s 169 towns and cities. If you didn't pay by today, then you face a penalty. But that’s not the news flash. ... the news flash is how much or how little you pay in motor vehicle taxes depends on location, location, location.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Elizabeth Esty Rank Top 50 in Campaign Debt

07/29/13

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Elizabeth Esty Rank Top 50 in Campaign Debt

Four of the 180 members of Congress who reported lingering campaign debt in their most recent financial disclosure filings are from Connecticut, according to a list compiled by the Center for Responsive politics.

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Elizabeth Esty Says Next Election Will be 'Tough', Already Looking for Support

07/26/13

Elizabeth Esty Says Next Election Will be 'Tough', Already Looking for Support

Seven months into her first term as a U.S. Representative, Elizabeth Esty is gearing up for another tough fight.

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Lack of Name Recognition Won't Necessarily Doom McKinney in Connecticut Governor's Race

07/25/13

Lack of Name Recognition Won't Necessarily Doom McKinney in Connecticut Governor's Race

Among the first to announce his candidacy for governor, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney has been up until this point very unknown among registered voters.

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Connecticut's Former Environment Chief Voted Head of the EPA

07/18/13

Connecticut's Former Environment Chief Voted Head of the EPA

Gina McCarthy was confirmed as head of the EPA Thursday afternoon 59-40.

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Lt. Gov of Alaska, Sandy Hook Grad Eyes U.S. Senate Seat

07/10/13

Lt. Gov of Alaska, Sandy Hook Grad Eyes U.S. Senate Seat

The former Newtown resident says he wants to restore Alaska's guiding principles in the rest of the country.

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