Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tomorrow, Barack Obama is inaugurated as 44th president of the United States. He will come into office with a deep reservoir of good will from most in the public, but he will inherit a mountain of problems. Join me in wishing him the very best, and the wisdom to guide the nation through its current crisis.
Jim Amann is hitting the campaign trail, CTNJ reports. His campaign has announced stops today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Now there’s a press release list I’m not on. Keep an eye on CTNJ, Christine has promised to get some reaction from Amann about his new job and his gubernatorial run this afternoon.
Speaking of Amann, Colin McEnroe suggests that if we’re annoyed by his new job (and we are), we ought to contact the nearest Democratic House member, and ask them to bring it up in caucus. Good idea. I would be much obliged if my State Rep., Karen Jarmoc, would do so.
Legislative staffers account for most of the legislature’s $67 million budget. Many will find themselves on the chopping block. I know who should be first!
The Courant recommends censure for Sen. Gaffey. I sincerely hope that the Senate doesn’t just let this pass.
Naugatuck Democrats choose former State Rep. and deputy mayor Kevin Knowles for mayor. Look for a primary here, though, from former deputy mayor Bob Mezzo and Naugatuck Taxpayers in Revolt President Dave Cronin.
Local governments are staring into the abyss, as budget deficits mount.
Lastly, as Tim White reminds me, this site turned four years old this weekend. That’s about ten million in blog years.
What else is going on?