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March 18, 2019

Flexer Misspeaks in Response to Board of Regents Issue

In an attempt to accurately report this story, CT Chronicle has made several attempts to contact Senator Flexer regarding the information we published on Friday.  We have not received a call from Flexer or her press aid seeking comment regarding this story.  Senator Flexer interviewed with WINY radio in Putnam to discuss the story we

Politics

Connecticut’s Tolling Mistake

Connecticut’s middle class can’t afford another billion dollar a year tax that will cost each resident over $1,000.00 per year just to get to work. 

Politics

Why $15.00 an hour Will Be Bad for Connecticut

Governor Ned Lamont made it one of his rallying cries during the election to pass a $15.00 per hour minimum wage.  Democrat legislators were already on board and Lamont gladly embraced this partisan issue to drive people to the polls.  He painted Bob Stefanowski as heartless for not wanting to help Connecticut’s lowest wage workers

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Talking Points

Go Team Snowflake!!

Imagine a college scene.  Throngs of excited people gather at an arena.  There is music, cheering, chanting and high fiving.  Banners and signs proclaim support and loyalty to the home team. The visiting team is on the floor warming up and making their final preparations.  The referees call for the game to begin but the

Politics

Democrats Are Out of Ideas

Obviously hoping to ride a wave of Anti-Trump sentiment, Christine Rosati Randall has announced a run for the CT House District 44 seat currently held by Rep. Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly). As reported in The CT Mirror by Mark Pazniokas, “Former state Rep. Christine Rosati Randall, D-Killingly, who was unseated last year in a lopsided loss to Republican Anne

Community

Fairfield “Mombies” Getting their Thrill on for a Great Cause

  These talented women from Fairfield, CT have been putting on this production for the last couple of years.  What’s more is they are doing it for a great cause, metastatic breast cancer research through The Cancer Couch Foundation.  You can help support their efforts through CrowdRise.

Elections

She Doth Protest Too Much

I love municipal politics.  Those who detest the way President Donald Trump conducts himself obviously haven’t paid attention to their local races for mayors, school boards or even dog catcher.  These epic struggles can and often do get nasty in a way that would make the sitting president blush.  Stolen yard signs are typically the

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Politics

Doug Dubitsky – A Representative of the People

People have a very low opinion of their representatives in government.   One need not bore you with statistics to show this lack of faith in elected representatives.  A major reason for this is the electorate does not feel like their voices are being heard.  Nowhere is this more prevalent than in Connecticut.  After tax increase

Talking Points

Risks in Supporting a New Budget Agreement

Most of us who are of a certain age were raised to not discuss three things with strangers.  Religion, how much we make and politics.  This was so we were considered polite when meeting new people.  Things have certainly changed.  You can blame it on social media, millennials or even Donald Trump.  In the case

Talking Points

If I were a betting man…

Although scant on details, the body language during the post budget negotiation press conference paints a grim picture for the GOP leadership.  Speaker Joe Aresimowicz was absolutely giddy Rep. Matt Lesser was also ecstatic and mentioned that Hartford will be pleased with the negotiated deal.  But Sen. Len Fasano and Rep. Klarides were so stone

Politics

Reps Conley and Del la Cruz Transmitting Malloy Disease

  What’s worse than being a weak, first term state representative? Being a weak, first term state representative that has tied their fortunes to a governor that is less popular than a a deer tick.  State Representatives Christine Conley (D- Groton, Ledyard) and Joe Del la Cruz (D- Groton, New London) issued identical statements (found

Politics

Moody’s to Malloy: Sit down Dannel

No one in Connecticut politics became more irrelevant than Governor Dannel Malloy did yesterday.   Suffering a smack down by Moody’s Investor Service and his feeble attempt at relevancy by proposing a fourth budget (one outright rejected by BOTH parties) the weakened chief executive was not just lame, but had his feathers plucked as well.

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