Time To Give It A Rest

About CTEssentialPolitics.com It’s time for me to take break from the daily grind of producing CTEssentialPolitics. I have enjoyed producing Connecticut’s first RealClearPolitics-style aggregation service for political news and video. But at this point, I’d have to conclude that either the audience isn’t there or I’d have to spend thousands of dollars on a marketingRead More

CT Essential Politics – Friday 12.21.12

CTEssentialPolitics.com will be on hiatus for the holidays after today’s edition. We wish you and your family the happiest and safest of holiday seasons. About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs Lawmakers Begin Drafting Gun Legislation – Hugh McQuaid, CTNJ CT’s Complex Relationship With Guns – Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror Bells Ring This Morning For Newtown – Eileen FitzGerald,Read More

CT Essential Politics – Thursday 12.20.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs GA Passes Bipartisan Bill To Erase Deficit – Keith Phaneuf, CT Mirror Report: Spending Cuts Could Hurt Economy – Christine Stuart, CTNJ Deficit: Hello? Anybody Home? – Jonathan Pelto, Wait, What? Hospitals Bracing For Budget Cuts – Christine Stuart, CTNJ Bullet Tax Discussed In Special Session – Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror Tearful Tribute To VictimsRead More

CT Essential Politics – Wednesday 12.19.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs Gun Advocates Try To Stall Debate – Ana Radelat, CT Mirror Lawmaker To Introduce Ban On High-Capacity Magazines – CTNJ Liberals, Gun Owners Must Find Common Ground – J. McKay, JRC Oh, How Much Violence We Have Seen – Jim Shea, Courant Hypocrisy By State Gov’t On Guns? – Kevin Rennie, Daily Ructions PoliticizingRead More

CT Essential Politics – Tuesday 12.18.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs Public Tears As Gov Describes Parents’ Wait – M. Pazniokas, CT Mirror Bipartisanship Prevails In Budget Negotiations – Christine Stuart, CTNJ Newtown Emerges As Concern In State Budget – K. Phaneuf, CT Mirror Global Media Set Up Shop In Newtown – Hugh McQuaid, CTNJ Media Overload In Newtown – Rick Green, Courant Blumenthal’s SickRead More

CT Essential Politics – Monday 12.17.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs Obama In Newtown, ‘We Can’t Tolerate This Anymore’ – CTNJ After Newtown, Looney Vows Gun Control Fight – New Haven Ind. Malloy Urges Hugs, Calls For Delay In Policy Action – C. Stuart, CTNJ Hard-Nosed Gov Talks Of Faith And Grief – Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror Larson: ‘The Time To Act Is Now UponRead More

CT Essential Politics – Friday 12.14.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs In Tough Times, Every New Job Is Celebrated – M. Pazniokas, CT Mirror Critical Of His Cuts, Nonprofits Still Give Malloy Award – CTNJ Pay Increases To Be Recommended For Judges – Keith Phaneuf, CT Mirror Ayala’s Mother Mum On Scandal – Brian Lockhart, Hearst CT Holder-Winfield Officially Explores Mayoral Bud – Paul Bass, N.H.Read More

CT Essential Politics – Thursday 12.13.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs State Job Growth Might Lag Well Into Next Year – K. Phaneuf, CT Mirror CT Unemployment Rate Tied To National Recovery – Christine Stuart, CTNJ State Budget Situation Requires Policy Changes – Scott Franz, Hearst CT Legal Action Possible Over Cuts In Municipal Aid – Patrick Scully, Shad After Roy, More Changes In Gov’s Staff –Read More

CT Essential Politics – Wednesday 12.12.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs Budget Talks Continue, All Sides Mum – Christine Stuart, CTNJ DEEP Facing Federal And State Cuts – Jan Ellen Spiegel, CT Mirror Right-To-Work Battle Inches Toward CT – Dan Haar, Courant Should CT Have A Sweet-Tooth Tax? – Greg Hladky, Hartford Advocate State Approves Online Betting For Horse Racing – Courant Malloy To Chamber: I Don’tRead More

CT Essential Politics – Tuesday 12.11.12

About CTEssentialPolitics.com Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs Malloy Defends Tax Increases on Business – Keith Phaneuf, CT Mirror Municipal Lobby Cies Fowl – Christine Stuart, CTNJ Using The State Credit Card Again – Jonathan Pelto, Wait What? Budget Deficit The Cost Of Failure – Heath Fahle, CTNJ Immediate Action Needed – State Rep. Michael Molgano, Stamford Plus Occhiogrosso Departs At Midterm – MarkRead More