In The Loop – May 17, 2024

In The Loop – May 17, 2024

“Know when to hold them, Know when to fold them, Know when to walk away, and Know when to run.” – Kenney Rogers   By all accounts, this was the theme song for the 2024 legislative session.

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In The Loop – May 10, 2024

In The Loop – May 10, 2024

To Connecticut’s 187 Unsung Heroes Now that the gavel has dropped and the Capitol Campus is empty this morning, one of the traditions I wrote about a couple of weeks back is the difficult and emotional departure of

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In The Loop – May 3, 2024

In The Loop – May 3, 2024

Surprise! In politics there’s a saying about two to three weeks before an election – watch out for the October surprise. Usually, it’s not a good surprise – like a personal attack by one opponent to knock the energy out

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In The Loop April 26, 2024

In The Loop April 26, 2024

The Unprecedented Session: A Legislative Anomaly? Navigating the short session within the Connecticut Legislature has always been a formidable task. Spanning merely four months and coinciding with the interim election period, it primarily focuses on the

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In The Loop – April 19, 2024

In The Loop – April 19, 2024

The way it was As each legislative session starts to heat up but also winds down for the year in Connecticut, there are only 12 days left to “make the magic happen” and the nostalgia begins

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In The Loop – April 12, 2024

In The Loop – April 12, 2024

Only one other time has Patrick taken over this column. Both times he wanted to reflect on the loss of a dear friend and Connecticut statesman – all yours Patrick I met Joe Lieberman in 1977

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In The Loop – April 5, 2024

In The Loop – April 5, 2024

A total solar eclipse is like no other sight on Earth – except the last month of the CT State legislature! How often do those of us who roam the state capitol find ourselves murmuring, “Just

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In The Loop – March 29, 2024

In The Loop – March 29, 2024

The Intersection of Politics and Media  These days this topic has been top of mind for me. With one foot in lobbying and one foot in public relations, I’ve watched the progress of House Bill 5408—a

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In The Loop – March 22, 2024

In The Loop – March 22, 2024

A bright light in the CT government  While things were mired in troubled waters at the State Capitol in Hartford this week, one statewide leader was leading a coalition of local and state officials through a

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In The Loop – March 15, 2024

In The Loop – March 15, 2024

March 11, 2020, at 8:22 AM – An actual memo to the Sullivan & LeShane Team  An excerpt from my memo to our Lobbying and Public Relations teams –  “So, I thought I should at least

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