Tag Archives: politics

The Capitol Beat: January 26-30

I shall never use profanity except in discussing taxes. –Mark Twain


As part of an ongoing information-gathering process, the State Tax Panel charged with reviewing Connecticut’s myriad taxes and policies this week received primers on the […]

The Capitol Beat: November 10-14

Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.” — Plato

Budget Ax Falls as Malloy Administration Seeks to Eradicate 2015 Deficit

The Malloy administration Thursday fired a pre-emptive strike to eradicate […]

The Capitol Beat: November 5 | Election Recap

Connecticut 2014 Election Results

Federal Congressional Races: – Incumbents John Larson (D), Elizabeth Esty (D), Rosa DeLauro (D), Joe Courtney (D) and Jim Himes (D) all won re-election. There were no US Senate races in Connecticut.

Governor – Governor Malloy (D) won his bid for a […]

The Capitol Beat: October 6-10

“We hope someday, there will be the same level of services for children with mental health care needs as there are for children with medical needs,”

— Dr. Lisa Namerow, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Institute of Living who practices at the Connecticut Children’s […]

The Capitol Beat: March 31 – April 4

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

March 31, 2014—April 4, 2014

This week all 24 legislative committees officially completed work on bills originating in their committees.  Four weeks and five days from now we will know the outcome of those efforts.  The final gavel […]

The Capitol Beat: December 23-27

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

   December 23, 2013 – December 27, 2013

We want to raise a toast to you –- our readers and friends — in hopes that you are enjoying some well-deserved R&R over the holidays and preparing for a […]

The Capitol Beat: October 14-18

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

October 14, 2013 – October 18,  2013

This week Congress averted a colossal financial breakdown and voted to send federal workers back to their desks after a 16-day shutdown and stalemate. By the end people were yawning at […]

The Capitol Beat: September 16-20

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

September 16, 2013 – September 20, 2013

Connecticut’s unemployment rate continues to hover between 8 percent and 8.1 percent, vexing an administration that has tirelessly recruited and promoted the state and its workforce.  Even the Fed seems at […]

The Capitol Beat: September 9-13

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

September 9, 2013 – September 13, 2013

Tuesday featured numerous primaries across Connecticut as well as in neighboring New York City.  At least one of those primaries will result in a runoff – see below.

Candidates Turn Attention to […]

The Capitol Beat: September 2-6

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

September 2, 2013 – September 6, 2013

Greetings!  We hope you had a relaxing, enjoyable summer even though the weather in July and August seemed to have gotten reversed. Not to worry, the memory is already dimming now […]