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Breaking News: Did Rell “Pull a Clinton”?

An aide to Gov. Jodi Rell suggested sending “an obnoixous mascot named ‘car tax Charlie’” to hector and hound Democrats who oppose her plan to eliminate property taxes on cars. Another informal informant suggested that the governor “pull a Clinton” and “co-opt” gubernatorial challenger John DeStefano’s ideas for economic development. Those suggestions surface in a […]

Posted inElection 2006

Night at the Races

Mayor John DeStefano’s New Haven Democratic Town Chairwoman, Susie Voigt (pictured), was easily reelected at a convention at Sports Haven Monday night. But it was a disappointing night for DeStefano’s gubernatorial campaign. His allies had to fight to elect a slate of loyal hometown delegates to the state nominating convention. And the momentum for the […]

Posted inElection 2006

Estate Tax Still An Issue

Hartford delegates may support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, but that didn’t stop his opponent, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, from campaigning today for votes in the Capitol City. Following Bob Barker and “The Price is Right” just 10-minutes before lunch at the Northend Senior Center, DeStefano delivered his estate tax proposal like […]

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Blumenthal seeks intervener status in Schaghticoke appeal

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seeking intervener status in an appeal filed by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation that asks a federal court judge to restore the tribe’s federal acknowledgement. Blumenthal filed a motion March 20 with U.S. District Court Judge Peter Dorsey, who has overseen the tribal nation’s federal recognition process for almost two […]