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Blumenthal gears up leadership PAC

Washington — With his leadership PAC, Sen. Richard Blumenthal is helping friends and seeking greater influence in the Senate. Blumenthal, a Democrat, established the Nutmeg PAC (political action committee) last year, but it had very little activity until recently. According to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission, Blumenthal has stepped up efforts to […]

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Q Poll: voters back minimum-wage increase

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows overwhelmingly support for raising the minimum wage, a timely political boost to an issue that legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are reluctant to take up in the last two weeks of the legislative session. The poll also found complex, generally negative views on the abolition of the death […]

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Q Poll: voters back minimum-wage increase

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows overwhelming support for raising the minimum wage, a timely political boost to an issue that legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are reluctant to take up in the last two weeks of the legislative session. The poll released Wednesday also found complex, generally negative views on the abolition of […]

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Malloy struggling to keep some portion of GAAP pledge

While gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy pledged repeatedly to dive into a new budgeting system based on honesty and transparency within moments of taking office, Governor Malloy waded more gradually into Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. And now, plagued 16 months later by sluggish revenues, a small-but-growing deficit and reluctant legislators, Malloy may not get to dip […]

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PURA Chairman DelGobbo to step down

Talk about burying a lead. In the press release from Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s office that he was re-nominating Jack Betkoski as one of the three directors of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority was this little side note: “Governor Malloy also received formal notification from PURA Director and current Chairman Kevin M. DelGobbo that he is declining the […]

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House votes to legalize ‘medical marijuana’

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted Wednesday night to legalize the production, distribution and use of marijuana as a palliative for the chronically ill, reviving Connecticut’s role in a national debate. The final vote was 96-51. Seventeen Republicans joined 79 Democrats in support, while 17 Democrats joined 34 Republicans in opposition. If passed by the […]