Thursday, October 20, 2005

Open Forum

Audrey Blondin is out of the SOTS campaign, leaving only Susan Bysiewicz and the invisible, mysterious Norma Rodriguez-Reyes of New Haven. It's very possible that Rodriguez-Reyes has dropped out, too. How would anyone tell?

It only took Coventry's voters five tries to pass its budget. Turnout was a brisk 42%.

Kurt Claywell, an electrical contractor connected with the Rowland scandals, is going to jail for 5 1/2 years on corruption charges.

Apparently, Waterbury's Republican Party wants to build a nuclear power plant in their city. "[Aldermanic candidate Dennis] Odle said residents living in the immediate vicinity of such a facility wouldn't pay any property taxes, and those who wanted to move away from it would be compensated."

What else is happening today?

14 comments:

ct_guy said...

A new CERC report verifies what most of us already new about CT's economic outlook, it ain't pretty:

Courant story here

Genghis Conn said...

We have a very hard time recovering from recessions: it took us much longer than the rest of the country to recover from the early 1990s, too.

Anonymous said...

Larson and DeLauro endorses Murphy in the 5th. press release on Murphy's site: www.MurphyforCongress.org.

Anonymous said...

John Edwards was in New Haven yesterday promoting Opportunity Knocks, a new student-run initiative to address the issue of poverty in America.

There's a full report on his Yale appearance at MyLeftNutmeg.com.

Eddie said...

Is there a Republican running for SOTS? I heard him on Colin McEnroe's program a few weeks ago, and as best as can be determined from a 90-second spot, he didn't sound like a psychotic. But I don't remember his name (I was in the truck, and my brains are so shot I can't remember anything I don't write down). The idea of having no practical alternative to Susan Bysiewicz is one I find depressing.

CT05 Admin said...

Even the conservatives don't like this

Rep. Nancy Johnson's "Medicare Modernization Act of 2003" - her signature piece of legislation in over twenty years in Congress (see The Picture Worth $14MM)- is one of the worst examples of boondoggle pork in the history of the Congress.

That isn't an exaggeration. But don't take my word for it.

This time we visit the Heritage Foundation, which is taking aim at Sen. Bill Frist (R-HCA) for his attempted defense of the indefensible:


"[the] medicare drug entitlement [will cause] federal spending [to] leap once its exorbitant costs (estimated at $724 billion in the first decade alone) begin mounting on January 1, 2006[.] As for the claims of significant savings [due to increased competition in drug pricing], they seem to have escaped the escalating cost projections coming from the Congressional Budget Office, Office of Management Budget, Medicare Trustees, and nearly all independent health economists."

|Yikes. That probably explains why she steadfastly refuses to discuss it in public, again and again trying to change the subject.

Johnson's privatized medicare scheme is not only robbing our seniors of their health care insurance and the sense of security to which they should be entitled in their old age, but is doing so in the form of a massive handout to Johnson's out-of-state HMO and big pharma cronies; funded with deficit spending while giving tax breaks to people who don't need them; and putting a crushing debt burden on the backs of our children and grandchildren.

Anonymous said...

The nuclear power plant comment was retracted the next day by Waterbury's Republican party chairman, Charles Stango. Apparently the party's platform has long term plans such as the investigation of alternative energy sources. During a conversation with a reporter Mr. Odle apparently made some comment about the "nuclear option". However, Mr. Stango stated on tv last night that there is absolutely no "nuclear power plant" in the works.

Anonymous said...

Rell slams Blumenthal?

http://ctnewsjunkie.com/index.php/2005/10/21/rell_slams_ag_tax_opinion_committee_chai

Dave Mooney said...

The day Stratford has waited 366 years for?

The latest update to the Stratford Republicans' website is good for a laugh - especially if you know anything about their candidate Dom Costello.

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Anonymous said...

Take a look at the new Rennie column on Amann. It gets worse.
http://www.courant.com/news/local/northeast/hc-rennie1023.artoct23,0,180752.column?coll=hc-utility-local-northeast

Anonymous said...

Here's the link to the Rennie column.