PPP Confirms the Connecticut Senate Race Is Close

By: Thursday August 30, 2012 2:19 pm

The race for the Connecticut Senate seat has turned into a remarkably close contest. The latest PPP poll finds that Democrat Rep. Chris Murphy holds only a four point lead over Republican Linda McMahon. McMahon is best known for being president of World Wrestling Entertainment, where she made her personal fortune.


Connecticut Sen: Republican Linda McMahon Holds Small Lead

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 8:00 am

Republican Linda McMahon actually holds a small lead in the Connecticut Senate race. According to a new Qunnipiac poll she holds a three point lead over Democrat Chris Murphy in the race to replace Joe Lieberman.

The Romney Boathouse Is a Lot Nicer Than That Dump You Live In

By: Monday July 2, 2012 2:45 pm

La Famiglia Romney has migrated to their Northern Compound in New Hampshire (because who wants to be in La Jolla in July? Ick) for summertime hijinks and they are having awesome compulsory family fun because Mitt and Ann are all patriarchal/matriarchal that way.

Connecticut House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 1:50 pm

Late Wednesday night the Connecticut House of Representatives approved CT HB 5289, a bill that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana under state law.

Connecticut Poised to Abolish Death Penalty

By: Thursday April 5, 2012 6:45 am

Almost imperceptibly, and despite nominal support nationally for capital punishment, states are, one by one, abolishing the death penalty, citing the risks of executing innocents, the inherent biases in the system, and the extreme costs. Legislatures in New Jersey, New Mexico and Illinois have abolished the death penalty in recent years, and the courts in New York found it in violation of the state Constitution. Now, Connecticut is poised to become the 17th state to ban the death penalty, after a successful vote last night in the state Senate.

Connecticut Voters Overwhelming Back Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 9:40 am

An incredible 68 percent of Connecticut voters support allowing adults to use marijuana for medical purposes if they get a doctor’s recommendation. According to Quinnipiac polling, only 27 percent of voters in the state oppose the medical marijuana law currently pending before the state legislature. If the bill passes, the Democratic Governor has expressed support for legalization in the past.

This Could Be the Year for Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 12:50 pm

There is a decent chance that Connecticut will finally approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes this year. Yesterday Connecticut House Bill 5389 received a public hearing in the state House Judiciary Committee and many of the law’s sponsors think it has a good chance of being approved this year.

HUD Continues Defense of Allowing HAMP Modifications as Part of the Foreclosure Fraud Settlement

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 1:30 pm

The Administration continued to push back on one particular story from Shahien Nasiripour by devoting an entire blog post about whether bank servicers can count the incentives from HAMP modifications toward the “credits” in the foreclosure fraud settlement. But Shahien’s story didn’t make that claim (thought the title hinted), and we’re still without actual terms to see how it all works.

State Health Exchange Boards Filled with Individuals Tied to Insurance Industry

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 9:40 am

The recently appointed Connecticut state health care exchange board contains three former high ranking private insurance executives.

This is just the latest example of how many of the new state based insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act are becoming dominated by individuals with close ties to the private insurance and hospital industries.

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