At the Capitol Today

The governor is calling for yet another round of spending cuts to plug a nearly $667 million hole in the current fiscal year’s budget, mainly by bringing forward ideas from her proposed biennial budget. Democrats are resisting the plan, preferring to focus instead on the biennial budget.

In other fiscal news, a fund used for victims of unscrupulous lawyers, which was set to be raided to help close the budget gap, may be safe.

Transgender activists had a bad day at the Capitol, as a bill that would have protected them from discrimination ran out of time in the Judiciary Committee. Their lobbying efforts happened to conflict with the Family Institute of Connecticut’s lobby day. The FIC, as is typical, panicked at the thought of contracting cooties or something, and sent out this in an email to supporters:

“FIC has learned that transgender activists have scheduled their lobby day for tomorrow. While we need as big a turnout as possible, it is important to make our members aware of this so that those with small children can plan accordingly […] This might also be a good occasion for fathers to step up at the Legislative Office Building in place of their wives and children, if they are able.”

Lovely. What exactly does that last line mean? I’m still puzzling over it. But the next time the FIC comes around, folks, keep your children indoors. Stupidity may be catching.

The FIC was around not only to lobby against the transgender anti-discrimination bill, but also against changes that would codify same-sex marriage and other issues.

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10 responses to “At the Capitol Today

  1. AndersonScooper

    The FIC gave Caliguiri $2,000 in 2006 to help him win office.

    Hey Sam, you need to give back that money.

    I don’t know how you think you can run for US Senate in Connecticut, yet support, and be supported by a group like the “Family Institute”.

  2. I don’t know how you think you can run for US Senate in Connecticut, yet support, and be supported by a group like the “Family Institute”.

    I want to ask Chris Dudd… how can you run by collecting $180k by strong-arming AIG?!

    I think more people are going to find that of interest…

  3. I don’t know how you think you can run for US Senate in Connecticut, yet support, and be supported by a group like the “Family Institute”.

    Simple – people that go to church have much higher percentages of voters; not “registered voters” – VOTERS.

    Certainly I’m far more Libertarian than social-conservative; however those that constantly attack Wolfgang frighten me as much as Sarah Brady.
    (She scares me more than snakes, pit bulls, any of that; she scares the hell out of me.)

  4. AndersonScooper

    Who is Wolfgang?

    I don’t understand what you’re saying.

  5. Peter Wolfgang, head of the FICers and the man who gives CT’s Roman Catholic bishops their marching orders these days… captain of the sinking ship.

  6. This might also be a good occasion for fathers to step up at the Legislative Office Building in place of their wives and children, if they are able.”

    Lovely. What exactly does that last line mean? I’m still puzzling over it.

    Inviting them to take a walk on the wild side, perhaps.

  7. i guess women are too weak to handle the seeing a transgender person

  8. woops, scratch the “the”

  9. The Joe Crisco election fraud/forgery case is on the agenda at Elections Enforcement this morning. A test case as to whether or not this “watch dog” actually has teeth or will just the usual whimper . He should be prosecuted and booted out of the Senate. Wait, that only happens to republicans…..

  10. Um, wasn’t Ernie Newton prosecuted and thrown out of the Senate?

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