Monthly Archives: March 2013

Biden, Bloomberg Talk Newtown And Guns

As a federal push for an assault weapons ban seemingly fades, gun control advocates at the state level are keeping the pressure on.  In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference toda with the vice president and Newtown families calling for tougher gun laws.

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Sharkey: Malloy’s Car Tax Proposal Doesn’t Have Legislative Support

Governor Dannel Malloy’s plan to get rid of the car tax for most of vehicles in the state will not likely pass the legislature. That’s according to the office of Democratic House Speaker Brendan Sharkey.

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Courant: Segarra Names New Chief Operating Officer

After initially promising a national search, Mayor Pedro Segarra decided against one and has decided to stay in house.

The Courant is reporting Segarra named Sandra Kee Borges his chief operating, replacing David Panagore, who left last year.  She has been serving as interim COO since Pangaore’s departure.

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Malloy Says Democrats Can Pass Gun Legislation Without Republicans

Governor Dannel Malloy says he wants bipartisan agreement on a plan to ban the sale of the kinds of weapons used in the Newtown shooting last December.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the governor says that if he doesn’t have Republican support, there’s more than enough Democrat leverage to push a plan through.

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Colt Employees Come To Capitol To “Save Our Jobs”

Colt Workers At The Capitol (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Colt Workers At The Capitol (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Busloads of employees from Colt Manufacturing and other gunmakers came to the state capitol today.  And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, they say an assault weapons ban would cost the state jobs.

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Gun Makers, Owners Rally At State Capitol

Legislative leaders are meeting this week to try and cobble together new laws in response to the Newtown shootings.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, gun makers and owners showed up to the state capitol in force today to weigh in.

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Bipartisan Gun Committee Releases Partisan Gun Recommendations

A bipartisan group of lawmakers reviewing possible new gun laws after the Newtown shootings has decided to issue two lists of recommendations — one from Democrats, another from Republicans.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, that wasn’t exactly the plan.

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