Tag Archives: Connecticut

CONNECTICUT: Dems Hold Governorship In Squeaker

The Hartford Courant reports: Ned Lamont will be the next governor of Connecticut. Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded the race for governor Wednesday morning after late returns from the state’s cities pushed Lamont to victory. In conceding, Stefanowski said “the margin was big enough” to hand victory to Lamont. Problems with same-day voter registration are not significant enough to change the …

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Connecticut McDonald’s Shades Its New Neighbor

NBC Connecticut reports: It appears a local McDonald’s has thrown down the gauntlet to its new fast-food neighbor. A Chick-fil-A is moving in next to the Glastonbury McDonald’s. While the chicken chain does not open until July 26, to the casual observer it appears McDonald’s may already be taking a dig at their values. The sign under the golden arches …

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Dem House Rep To Retire Over Staffer Scandal

CNN reports: In the immediate aftermath of revelations that Rep. Elizabeth Esty kept her chief of staff on the payroll for three months after another former aide made allegations of harassment against him, the Connecticut Democrat insisted she would not resign. “For those who have asked, I want to be clear that I am not resigning,” Esty said in the …

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CONNECTICUT: Republicans Block Confirmation Of Gay Judge To Be Chief Justice Of State Supreme Court

The Connecticut Mirror reports: Senate Republicans voted as a bloc Tuesday to deny Andrew J. McDonald confirmation as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, stopping the ascent of a political and legal trailblazer for the gay community, a factor that opponents insisted was irrelevant and supporters said could not be ignored. Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, the only openly …

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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy: Trump’s Fake News Awards Are Out Of The Fascist Propaganda Playbook

Via press release from Gov. Dan Malloy: “The modern-day Republican party seems to have taken a page out of the 20th century fascist regime propaganda playbook. The primary purpose of today’s theater regarding ‘fake news’ awards is to bully and intimidate members of an independent press who seek to report the facts. “Democracy does not exist without a free and …

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Connecticut Set To Become Seventh State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture Following Unanimous State Senate Vote

Via press release from Connecticut Equality: The Connecticut Senate voted unanimously today to pass HB 6695, AAC The Protection of Youth from Conversion Therapy 36-0, with bipartisan support. Sponsored by Senator Beth Bye and Representative Jeff Currey, the bill has 100 co-sponsors and was approved in the House by an overwhelming margin last week. “We are delighted with today’s vote, and grateful …

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CONNECTICUT: Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bill That Would Allow Police To Arm Drones With Guns

The Associated Press reports: Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons. The proposal was immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates. The state legislature’s Judiciary Committee approved the bill Wednesday and sent it to the House of Representatives. It would …

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CONNECTICUT: Gay State Comptroller Moves To Boot American Family Association From Charities List

From the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow site: State employees in Connecticut could be denied the opportunity to contribute to a qualified charity after the state comptroller became personally offended by the group’s biblical stance on marriage. In a November 30 letter to American Family Association president Tim Wildmon, comptroller Kevin Lembo notes what he calls AFA’s “so-called attempts to protect …

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Both Homocon US House Candidates Lose Bids

Homocon candidates Clay Cope and Sheriff Paul Babeu both lost their bids for the US House yesterday. From the Hartford Courant: After nearly three hours of startlingly close results, Republican Clay Cope late Tuesday night conceded the 5th Congressional District race to Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty. The 5th District was by far the tightest Congressional race in the state, with …

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Hillary Clinton Wins Connecticut Primary

Hillary Clinton has been projected to win the Connecticut primary, meaning that the pollsters correctly called all of today’s races. I’ll post an update on how the delegates were awarded in the morning when we have the final vote tallies.

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CONNECTICUT: State GOP Chair J.R. Romano Uses Fake Photo, Says Obama Is “Drooling Over Che Guevara”

Via press release: Today, Connecticut Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano released the following statement on President Obama’s homage to Che Guevara while visiting Communist Cuba: “Che Guevara’s history is not one to be embraced, but shunned. He was responsible for mass murder, oppression, homophobia, chauvinism and absolute suppression of political dissent. Guevara helped Fidel Castro bring totalitarianism within 100 miles …

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CONNECTICUT: 11-Member Household Challenges Hartford’s Definition Of Family

The city of Hartford, Connecticut has been socking an 11-member household in a wealthy neighborhood with zoning violations because most of the adults living there are unrelated. Yesterday the household fired back with a federal lawsuit challenging the city’s definition of a family. In a complaint filed in federal district court Wednesday, the eight adults who live in a Scarborough …

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Cardinal Edward Egan Dies At Age 82

Cardinal Edward Egan, a longtime foe of LGBT rights and the former Archbishop of New York, has died at the age of 82. Egan was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 p.m. after going into cardiac arrest, Archdiocese officials say. Joseph Zwilling, spokesman for the Archdiocese, told NBC 4 New York Egan seemed fine when he was …

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Professor Vs Creationists

Breitbart spins the incident: A University of Connecticut professor went on a wild tirade on the Storrs campus Tuesday, claiming he came from an ape as he confronted a Christian gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution. Christian evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia, said Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution, mocked him, and then …

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CT Pastor Drops Dead During Adultery Confession To His Congregation

Via the Connecticut Post: A congregation loudly confronted its longtime pastor about his alleged infidelity — and in the midst of their yelling, the pastor dropped dead. That’s what happened Sunday at the Miracle Faith World Outreach Church, according to members of the congregation and police sources. Bishop Bobby Davis, pastor of the Harriet Street church since its founding in …

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Officials: Yale Prof Died Of Drug Overdose

In November, openly gay Yale professor Samuel See died in the custody of New Haven police after a being arrested following a scuffle with his estranged husband.  Yesterday the medical examiner’s office ruled that See had died from a drug overdose. See died of acute methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication with recent myocardial infarction. His death was ruled an accident. See …

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