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    Default Not a good time to be a politician in CT

    According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, our Governor's approval rating is at 31%. The Legislature's approval rating is 29%.

    The poll has a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 3%.

    Makes me wonder, what is the approval rating for Gov. Davis in California?

    Well, maybe if they got their heads out of their rear-ends and started doing a better job...
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    The last I heard on the soon to be former Governor Davis was somewhere in the low to mid 20% range.

    I don't know how I feel about recalls (I don't live in Cali) but maybe, just maybe, it will help to smack the useless idiots, er, ah, our elected representatives into doing what is right for us, not for themselves.

    I live in Mass. and the new Gov is trying to do a lot of reformation but is butting heads with the useless, established adn close minded legislature. They seem to forget what they are there for, and we just seem to keep electing the same useless bums.
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    I think it's called Hubris.

    Had Gov. Rowland bowed out after two terms, he would've remained a fairly well respected politician in the state.

    The corruption scandals, some of which are coming very close to him, and the state budget problems could be seen coming. He's not going to have an easy third & last term!

    OTOH, I think think Moria Lyons (Speaker of House) and the other state legislative leadership are a bunch of incompentent bufoons. Gee, how do I really feel? Um, if you gave them Thomas Jefferson as an aide they still couldn't write a good piece of legislation, and if you gave them a caucus to lead out of the inside of a wet paper bag and gave them all knives, they'd stab each to death bumbling around before figuring out how to get out of the bag.

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    Rowland Will Resign
    9:57 AM EDT,June 21, 2004
    STAFF and WIRE REPORT, The Hartford Courant

    Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland will announce his resignation tonight, according to sources, ending months of speculation and weeks of legislative hearings by the bipartisan House Select Committee.

    The governor is planning to announce his resignation on a live television address to the state at 6 p.m., an administration source and another source familiar with the situation told the AP and The Courant. The governor's plans to resign were first reported this morning by WTNH-TV, Channel 8.


    If I heard right on the news on Friday, 9 of the 12 *defense* witnesses Rowland was planning to call for his impeachment hearing...were planning to plead to the 5th!
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    I can't wait for that jackass to get out of office! Even though I'm Republican, I've always voted against him.


    Hopefully Rell will be good for the fire service...she's helped us out before and her husband's a volunteer...
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    HOT TUB JOHNNY!

    Well , I think we can all guess who will win the WPLR Chaz & AJ "Loser of The Week" contest on Friday morning. I can't wait to hear that on the way to work.

    I don't really know much about Rell but it won't take much to do better than the jackass we have for another 5 hours.
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    Actually we have to deal with him for another 9 days...leaving office as of July 1st
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    Crap.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Just announced during his press conference that he's stepping down at noon on July 1st.

    So where's the party at 12:01?
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    Yea, I was just watching that. I was out mowing the lawn and I almost forgot about it. I didn't want to miss that sharade. I don't know what that speech had to do with anything. But at this point, he just needs to get out so life can return to normal.
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    Connecticut governor distances herself from Rowland

    By SUSAN HAIGH

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    HARTFORD, Conn. - After being sworn in as Connecticut's 87th governor, M. Jodi Rell wasted no time distancing herself from her disgraced former running mate, John G. Rowland.

    Rell signed an executive order - the first of her fledgling administration - that aims to toughen state ethics laws for those who work for the governor and in the executive branch.

    "Let the message be clear: From this day forward, if you are entrusted with public office, you will uphold the highest standards of public integrity and ethical principles," Rell said in her inaugural address Thursday.

    It was a clear indication that Rell wants to take state government in a sharply different direction than Rowland, who resigned amid a federal corruption investigation and possible impeachment. Rowland had come under fire for accepting gifts from state contractors, friends and politically appointed employees.

    According to Rell's executive order, state employees who oversee, review and award state contracts will have to file a personal financial statement with the state Ethics Commission within 30 days. That information could include investments and loans.

    Her order requires state contractors to disclose any political contributions they've made to candidates for statewide office or the legislature.

    Rell, 58, also let state employees know that she plans to bring change to Connecticut government.

    "We now have a historic opportunity to restore public trust and confidence in our state government," she wrote in an e-mail sent to all executive branch employees.

    "Working together, we can prove that state government is important, that we can manage our government with the highest standards of ethics and integrity and that we can efficiently deliver programs and services that people want and need," she said, thanking state employees for their dedication over the years.

    Rowland had been at loggerheads with many unionized state workers and most recently ordered thousands of layoffs.

    Rell has already also appointed a new legal counsel, chief of staff and spokesman. On Friday, she met briefly with about 25 commissioners who oversee state agencies such as environmental protection and corrections and asked each one to submit their resignations.

    The officials' resignations take effect on Aug. 1, unless Rell decides to keep some of them on her team. Several commissioners who have come under fire for various reasons are expected to be ousted.

    Rowland, 47, once a rising star in the Republican Party, announced his resignation last week. In his final days in office he had largely disappeared from public view, spending much of his time moving from the executive residence in Hartford to a home in West Hartford.

    He has not said what he plans to do next.

    Many who attended Thursday's inaugural - a pared-down, somber version of the traditional ceremonies - said they personally felt sad for Rowland and his family. But they are relieved the corruption cloud that has dogged the nearly three-term governor has lifted.

    "It's something that's never happened in the history of our state. That's behind us now and we look forward now to a new era," said former Lt. Gov. Joseph Fauliso, a Democrat who served until 1991.

    Democrats and Republicans alike praised Rell for setting a new tone and pledged to work with her.

    "We want to help her in any way we can. The people of this state really do want some bipartisanship. They want people working together," said U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.

    Newly minted Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan, a Democrat from West Hartford and the former Senate president pro tem, said he will cooperate with Rell despite their political party differences.

    "Today we have a new leader in Connecticut. It is her time," Sullivan said. "And Governor Rell has already made a brand new start. It is our time to give her our support. And I pledge to do just that."
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    Is there ever a GOOD day to be a politician in Ct?
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    Default Re: Question...................... ...

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    Is there ever a GOOD day to be a politician in Ct?
    Not really... Connecticut is home to alot of corrupt politician. It's also bad to live in Connecticut because of the extremly high taxes and extremly high cost of living.
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    Originally posted by rescueranger21


    Not really... Connecticut is home to alot of corrupt politician. It's also bad to live in Connecticut because of the extremly high taxes and extremly high cost of living.

    Blah Blah Blah, Cry Cry Cry

    You forgot to mention your thought that you can't find a job unless you are older than 31 or some BS like that...which is news to me...
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Question...................... ...

    Originally posted by Adze39



    Blah Blah Blah, Cry Cry Cry

    You forgot to mention your thought that you can't find a job unless you are older than 31 or some BS like that...which is news to me...
    Oh yea, don't forget the mass exodus of young people leaving Connecticut. The fact that connecticut is only for people who are over 31. Connecticut is not really a state for young people. The job market here is not the greatest and not the hottest. It's also home to the high taxes, High mill rates and high cost of living.
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    What type of job are you looking for? If you cannot find a job, maybe you should find a different career.

    I'll be offline for a while, I have to go alert everyone that I know under 31 that we better leave...we better leave our careers behind...buy a clue...
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    Originally posted by Adze39
    What type of job are you looking for? If you cannot find a job, maybe you should find a different career.

    I'll be offline for a while, I have to go alert everyone that I know under 31 that we better leave...we better leave our careers behind...buy a clue...
    It's true, if you look at town's Like New Britain, bridgeport, Hartford, waterbury and New Haven. It seems that town's like those can't attract people to live in. The tax rates in these towns are soo badt that people under 31 are leaving Connecticut in droves. Heck look at boston, why do people move and stay in boston.
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    Originally posted by rescueranger21


    It's true, if you look at town's Like New Britain, bridgeport, Hartford, waterbury and New Haven. It seems that town's like those can't attract people to live in. The tax rates in these towns are soo badt that people under 31 are leaving Connecticut in droves. Heck look at boston, why do people move and stay in boston.
    Because you do not live in Boston?
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    Originally posted by CaptainGonzo


    Because you do not live in Boston?
    Ahh your wrong capt. I think people under 31 just want to be real "jakes" and are getting thier one year of residency out of the way before the Boot!.

    Heck look at boston, why do people move and stay in boston.
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    Originally posted by rescueranger21
    if you look at town's Like New Britain, bridgeport, Hartford, waterbury and New Haven. It seems that town's like those can't attract people to live in.
    So, because no one wants to live in the cities, that means that everyone is leaving...okay...that's why all the suburbs around those cities are growing in population. Yes, people are leaving the cities...but that is because they are moving to the suburbs. CT's overall population increased in 2003 from the census of 2000...sure looks like people are moving away...
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