Open Forum

Dr. Petit thanked the governor for keeping the death penalty.

Some legislators are frustrated by the leadership’s refusal to limit debate on bills–which allowed Republican delaying tactics to succeed.

Local school districts will be getting federal stimulus money.

The budget impasse continues. But you knew that already.

Plans for a Metro-North station in West Haven are moving ahead.

How many more bills will the governor veto? More than usual? Larry Cafero thinks so.

What else is going on?

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16 responses to “Open Forum

  1. Joe Sixpack

    So Ed Meyer believes that because Dems were elected by a 2 to 1 majority, that they shouldn’t have the minority dictate policy by long-winded debates? How about Meyer limits his own comments so he reduces the embarrassment he brings upon himself? He is a buffoon.

    This isn’t Russia – Just because some party feels they have a “mandate” doesn’t mean they can trample over the free speech rights of the rest.

    As for the supermajority getting something done – How about acting earlier in the session? How about prioritizing bills and doing the necessary ones first? How about cutting delas with the minority and passing some of the bills they want or consider important in lieu of talking for hours? How about stop bringing out all sorts of needless crap dressed up as “legislation” that clogs the calendars? How about being organized and being ready to go when session starts, instead of fighting amongst yourselves for hours?

    The possibilities are endless – but the Dems did none of these. This disorganized, incomptetent bunch was absolutetly played for fools by a group they outnumber.

    In the end, the Dems did limit debate on a number of improtant issues – they did NO debating on the budget. They did NO debating on the ethical swamp that their party has become. And by “limiting” debate on these two issues, they refused to bring up a host of bills that might lead to actually having to address these two issues.

  2. How many more bills will the governor veto? More than usual? Larry Cafero thinks so.

    So do I and might I add, God Bless Jodi Rell.

  3. AndersonScooper

    Let’s hope Rell is dumb enough to veto the new Senate Vacancy law.

    In the post-Burris era, the voting public would laugh as she argues that she, and not us, deserves the right to select a replacement. As it stands now she could appoint almost anyone. Herself, her son Michael, or even John Rowland!

    The only way she can maintain this imperial power is to buy off a Senate Democrat. (Hartley?) Would she stoop so low?

  4. johningreenwich

    So do I and might I add, God Bless Jodi Rell.

    It’s going to be great when she does. Watching the Dems introduce their ridiculous health care and sick days bills while the budget sat untouched was a waste of time even if the bills weren’t going to be vetoed.

  5. Let’s hope Rell is dumb enough to veto the new Senate Vacancy law.

    When repeated attempts to add CT’s other offices to the bill, such as AG, SOS etc. they were voted down along party line the Dems refusing such a logical addition.

    Why is that?

    Could it be that the entire bill was simply some sort of hoax, a farce of some kind?

    Naaaah, no one would ever do that in politics would they?

  6. So Ed Meyer believes that because Dems were elected by a 2 to 1 majority, that they shouldn’t have the minority dictate policy by long-winded debates? How about Meyer limits his own comments so he reduces the embarrassment he brings upon himself? He is a buffoon.

    Democrats have prove beyond a shadow of a doubt how ineffective they can be even with a supermajority.

  7. AndersonScooper

    So you’d want to have a special statewide contest if Nancy Wyman retired?

    C’mon that’s ridiculous.

    The farce is Larry Cafero, btw. And your false equivalences and twisted logic.

  8. So you’d want to have a special statewide contest if Nancy Wyman retired?

    Would you if Mr. Brylcreem did?

  9. Why does anyone expect a person who was handed the job because her corrupt boss got caught to approve of a process where we fill important vacancies with the will of the people?

  10. Why does anyone expect a person who was handed the job because her corrupt boss got caught to approve of a process where we fill important vacancies with the will of the people?

    …that, and the fact that she gave John DeStefano the worst gubernatorial butt-kicking in Connecticut history, 63%-35%. Minor detail.

  11. Now if the Senate Vacancy law were a law to vacate the senate, it might have a chance of passage. A truth in packaging law would require the bill’s proponents to rename it: “A Bill To Strip Future Governors Of Their Right To Appoint Politicians We Don’t Like”

  12. BristolDem

    …that, and the fact that she gave John DeStefano the worst gubernatorial butt-kicking in Connecticut history, 63%-35%. Minor detail.

    They elected her Governor.

    Not queen.

  13. They elected her Governor.

    Not queen.

    They elected her Governor with the existing Senate vacancy law in place. In fact, one could argue that the General Assembly is attempting to contravene the voters’ interests by changing the powers of a Governor they so overwhelmingly elected.

    (Not that the General Assembly cares what the voters think, anyway.)

  14. I’m in Bowling Green, Kentucky until Thursday.
    Just had coffee in a place called “Waffle House” – (which apparently has nothing to do with John Kerry, although it seemed sort of natural)

    A cup of coffee every bit as good as Dunkin, in a authentic diner mug (could use the thing as a weapon if you had to – a nice big heavy coffee mug) *and* the place had ash trays *inside* too!
    (Like our diners used to back when we lived in the United States before the takeover.)

    Just a little piece of heaven right here in bluegrass country.

  15. Today we find out that Rell wants to strip funding from the Lifestar program!!!

    Ask the hundreds of people who have been flown away from accident scenes to Level One Trauma Centers clinging to life if this is a service that should be cut.

    Shame on you Governor, as if sticking it to the poor weren’t enough you have gone after the severely injured as well.

  16. wizardsleeve

    Today we find out that Rell wants to strip funding from the Lifestar program!!!

    Before 2002 there was NO STATE SUBSIDY, I think they can survive without one, thanks for the scare tactic though, you guys are good at least something… No grammas eating dog food stuff please.

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