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May 24, 2018

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

Mea Culpa

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” –HL Mencken. Few things in this world pose more complexity than dealing with a budget in Connecticut.  As is often the case, many of us will get the initial reaction wrong.  There is nothing simple to a document as long as

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

Not a Profile in Courage

Look at the accompanying photograph.  The old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  In this case, add millions of new tax dollars to that statement and you get a snapshot of what happened during the bipartisan budget negotiations.  Based on body language alone, if Detectives Briscoe and Green (Law and Order reference)

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

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.