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Not a relaxed cup of ‘Morning Joe’ for Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy mixed it up with Joe Scarborough a bit today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” accusing the show of demonizing unions and letting off governors and legislatures who let their states’ finances deteriorate. “We weren’t demonizing unions here,” Scarborough said, getting prickly as he recounted criticizing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for continuing to […]

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Students, towns, businesses oppose Malloy vo-tech plan

Anthony Tarantino came to the state Capitol Wednesday with a message for state lawmakers: Leave his vocational-technical school alone. “Why would you change something if it’s not broken? If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” the senior, who is studying carpentry at Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, told members of the Education Committee. Tarantino […]

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Labor rallies for Wisconsin, cheers Malloy — for now

Some 300 union members gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol to show solidarity for Wisconsin’s embattled public-sector workers–but relatively few Connecticut state employees turned out. And while the crowd, composed largely of private-sector labor and unionized school teachers and other municipal employees, roared its approval for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state union leaders said that was […]

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Gallup: No clear GOP favorite for 2012

Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have no clear favorite for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination, Gallup says, with Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin in a statistical tie for the lead. The most recent survey shows Huckabee’s support increasing from 12 percent in September to 18 percent this month, Romney’s declining from 19 percent to […]

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Coming soon: More new commissioners

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the search has been narrowed down to “a couple of prospects” to replace Department of Social Services Commissioner Michael Starkowski, one of three department heads reappointed on an interim basis in December. During a press conference to announce his appointment of Judge Lubbie Harper Jr. to the state Supreme Court, […]