Welcome To CT

My Left Nutmeg

A community-driven blog featuring news and commentary on local, state, and national politics.

Ads on My Left Nutmeg

Contact Info
To contact the site admin email ctblogger at ctblogger@yahoo.com

My Left Nutmeg

Monday roundup

by: ctblogger

Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:54:01 AM EST

President's Day reading...

  • Gary Holder-Winfield makes it official.
    When Gary Holder-Winfield announced his candidacy for mayor of New Haven Saturday, he was introduced by a state lawmaker from Stamford, who pointed out other lawmakers in the room from Hartford, Norwalk, and Middletown.

    That was no coincidence. As he kicks off his campaign to become the next mayor, Holder-Winfield (pictured) highlighted the statewide connections he's made as a state representative since 2009. He said his experience as a state legislator would help him as mayor with economic development in New Haven, as well as on other issues. New Haven relies heavily on the state for its schools budget and support for pretty much all major building projects.

  • Lets just say that mayors and first selectmen aren't big fans of Gov. Malloy's budget proposal.
    "Shell game" and "dishonest" were the words a bipartisan group of mayors and first selectmen used Friday to described Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget proposal, which they said shifts how the state funds municipalities.

    Malloy's budget shifts municipal funding to cover the state's education obligation and changes another funding stream into a capital program. The move allows Malloy to boost education funding and allows him to argue he's giving municipalities $45 million more than he did last year. But local leaders say the new spending comes with so many strings attached that it does the exact opposite of what the governor says it does.

    Setting aside the elimination of the car tax, the changes will cause New Haven to lose $13.8 million, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, said at a Capitol press conference.

    "Maybe it's fair to ask cities and towns, and more importantly the families that live in them to do with less, but then let's just be honest about it," DeStefano said.

  • This article is about eight years too late...immigrants have been leaving Danbury since Boughton became the city's biggest anti-immigrant bigot.
ctblogger :: Monday roundup
Tags: (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Monday roundup | 0 comments
0 user(s) logged on.

Make a New Account



Forget your username or password?


Use the Spotlight tool to send a diary to offline journalists, with your feedback or suggestions.
(What is Spotlight?)


My Left Nutmeg Feeds


Connecticut's War Dead

Powered By
- SoapBlox

Connecticut Blogs
- Capitol Watch
- Colin McEnroe
- Connecticut2.com
- Connecticut Bob
- ConnecticutBlog
- CT Blue Blog
- CT Energy Blog
- CT Local Politics
- CT News Junkie
- CT Smart Growth
- CT Voices for Civil Justice
- CT Voters Count
- CT Weblogs
- CT Working Families Party
- CT Young Dems
- Cool Justice Report
- Democracy for CT
- Drinking Liberally (New Milford)
- East Haven Politics
- Emboldened
- Hat City Blog (Danbury)
- The Laurel
- Jon Kantrowitz
- LieberWatch
- NB Politicus (New Britain)
- New Haven Independent
- Nutmeg Grater
- Only In Bridgeport
- Political Capitol (Brian Lockhart)
- A Public Defender
- Rep. David McCluskey
- Rep. Tim O'Brien
- State Sen. Gary Lebeau
- Saramerica
- Stamford Talk
- Spazeboy
- The 40 Year Plan
- The Trough (Ted Mann: New London Day)
- Undercurrents (Hartford IMC)
- Wesleying
- Yale Democrats

CT Sites
- Clean Up CT
- CT Citizen Action Group
- CT Democratic Party
- CT For Lieberman Party
- CT General Assembly
- CT Secretary of State
- CT-N (Connecticut Network)
- Healthcare4every1.org
- Judith Blei Government Relations
- Love Makes A Family CT

Other State Blogs
- Alabama
- Arizona
- California
- Colorado
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Idaho
- Illinois
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kentucky
- Louisiana
- Maine
- Maryland
- Massachusetts
- Michigan
- Minnesota
- Missouri
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska
- Nevada
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- New York
- North Carolina
- Ohio
- Ohio
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas
- Texas
- Utah
- Vermont
- Virginia
- Washington
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin

Powered By
MLN is powered by SoapBlox
Powered by: SoapBlox