Lawrence F. Cafero Jr.

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Cafero’s new constituency: Wine and liquor wholesalers

Former House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, is returning to the State Capitol next year as the executive director and general counsel of a major trade association, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut. He starts the job July 1, but the revolving-door law bars him from directly lobbying until 2016. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare glitch leading to canceled policies, some say

Republican leaders say constituents have had their policies canceled because of problems with the state’s Obamacare exchange. Their claim isn’t entirely accurate, but people involved in insurance administration say problems are causing some people to lose coverage. Continue Reading →

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Need to pass a bill? Now, you check with the GOP minority

As the Connecticut General Assembly trudges towards its adjournment deadline of midnight Wednesday, the fate of dozens of bills relies on whether House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R- Norwalk, chooses to display a square red card at his desk in the House of Representatives. Continue Reading →

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Teachers’ union calls Common Core rollout ‘botched,’ ‘mishandled’

“These goals which we want to achieve are falling out of reach and out of reality due to the implementation,” said Sheila Cohen, an elementary school teacher in Orange and the president of the 43,000-teacher Connecticut Education Association. Continue Reading →

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Sign of times: Metal detectors coming to Connecticut Capitol

Without a formal vote or public hearing, the Connecticut General Assembly’s four top leaders have approved the installation of metal detectors at the State Capitol complex, embracing an oft-rejected precaution now common at courthouses, congressional offices, federal buildings and many other public institutions. Continue Reading →

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