Tuesday, April 05, 2016

CT News Junkie Reaches 1,000th Issue!

Congratulations to Christine Stewart and everyone at CT News Junkie for reaching this landmark, 1,000th issue!
 morning coffee & politics • april 5, 2016
Today's MC&P was served up by Melissa Ozols.



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Workers Ask Lawmakers to Focus on the ‘99 Percent’

A coalition of labor, community, and civil rights groups gathered Monday at a Hartford church before marching to the Legislative Office Building to ask lawmakers to put the “99 percent” ahead of the wealthiest “1 percent.” Read more


Malloy Receives Kennedy Foundation Award For Treatment of Syrian Refugees

The governor said it was a '"tremendous honor"' to receive the prestigious award. Read more


First Amendment Attorney Starts Open Government Site

Attorney Dan Klau launched the site CTGoodGov.com. Read more


Governor Remains
Opposed To Legalizing

Gov. Malloy expressed his continued opposition to legalizing marijuana to reporters on Monday. Courant has more

Sharkey Urges

The house speaker spoke about the need for regional efficiencies at the municipal level at the Hartford Business Journal's annual Municipal Collaboration Summit. Hartford Business Journal has more


Carter Will Seek Republican Nomination To Challenge Blumenthal

State Rep. Dan Carter made his official announcement Monday at a press conference surrounded by fellow Republican legislators. Read more

Looney Still Undecided In His Presidential Primary Choice

The senate president let reporters know he has yet to decide which candidate he will be supporting in the primary. New Haven Independent has more


Staneski Seeking Re-Election

State Rep. Pam Staneski announced she will run for a second term this November. Milford Patch has more


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LARSON will be joined by Mayor Bronin and legislators for a press conference on his Promise Zone Job Creation Act at 11:30 a.m. Associated Supermarkets, 259 Barbour Street, Hartford.

LARSON will announce the winner of the First Congressional District Art Competition at 5 p.m. at Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main, 903 Main Street, Manchester.

WELCOME TO OPENCONNECTICUT - Drinking Liberally-Windsor will host an event at 7:30 p.m. featuring guest speaker Comptroller Kevin Lembo at the Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street, Windsor. More information



Press Conferences

FLEXER, SIMMONS will hold a press conference to kick-off Sexual Assault Awareness Month at 1 p.m. in the Second Floor Atrium

Committee Meetings

FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2C View agenda

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE will meet at 11 a.m. in Room 1E View agenda

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 2D View agenda

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 1C

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Room 1B View agenda

Other Events & Activities

TEENPACT Leadership School starts at 8 a.m. in Room 2B

INFORMATIONAL FORUM on the Legalization of Marijuana at 10 a.m. in Room 2E Overflow Room 2A

FORUM titled, "Building on Our State's Success - Rebalancing Long Term Services & Supports" starts at 10 a.m. in Room 1D

TOURISM CAUCUS will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1C

CREC "Project Concern" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 310

SOUTHEASTERN DELEGATION will meet at 12:30 p.m. in Room 1A

  MAXED OUT? A DISCUSSION ON CONNECTICUT'S DEBT - A panel discussion co-sponsored by Rep. John Hampton, D-Simsbury, who has proposed limiting the amount the state can borrow annually, is slated for Wednesday, April 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.at the Officers’ Club, 360 Broad St., Hartford. Click for info & RSVP

, ConnectiCare, Hispanic Health Council will host a panel discussion titled, "Beating Diabetes: Food, Fitness and Focus." with guest Chef Jay Lewis on April 7 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chrysalis Center, 255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford. More information

ANNUAL MEETING – GREATER NEW HAVEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - April 7, 7:30a-9:30a at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale; Keynote speaker – Keith Butler, Chief Commercial Officer at Aer Lingus. More information

TEAM26 will leave Newtown at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 and ride their bicycles to Washington D.C. in support of "common sense legislation to prevent gun violence." The ride will kick off at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown. More information

GEN SILENT - FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & DINNER- LGBT older adults in Greater Boston deal with the challenges & hopes of growing older. April 13, 5-7:30 pm, Otis Library, Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich. More information and RSVP
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'Building A Brighter Future Through Connecticut Urban Center Investment'

CCM Executive Director Joe DeLong explains in an op-ed. Read more

'Profile In Courage: Gov. Malloy's JFK Award For Syrian Refugees Well-Deserved'

A Courant editorial comments on the governor receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Read more


The governor did not release a public schedule in advance.

Lt. Governor:
At 11 a.m., Lt. Gov. Wyman will attend the grand opening of CED Greentech's new solar warehouse and distribution facility at 1559 King Street, Enfield.


'Murphy's Monday Manufacturer'

The Senator highlights Moore Tool Company in Bridgeport. Read more


Congrats to Gov. Malloy on being a recipient of the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Read more

Best wishes to former state Rep. Kelvin Roldan as he heads to Harvard to pursue a doctorate in education leadership.

Congrats to retired state Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. on being named a recipient of the 2016 John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award.

Belated birthday wishes to Audrey Honig Geragosian (it was yesterday)!

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