You may have heard about the Special Elections that will be occurring on Feb 28th in the 2nd State Senate & 32nd State Senate districts due to 2 state senators quitting rather than taking office after the November 8th 2016 elections…
This will be an interesting election to watch because…
The 32nd District will have 3 candidates on the ballot with Dan Lynch an UnAffiliated Candidate being given ballot access after getting the required number of signatures to gain access to the ballot.
Dan will be able to apply for the CEP funding if he is able to raise the funds & number of in district donations required, so that is the goal he is working towards now.
If you live in the 32nd you will have a very tough choice to make because I met both Eric Berthel & Dan Lynch & both are fine men.
I’ve not met the democrat but the mere fact that he’s with the democrat party I could never consider him for office so neither should you
Sadly I will not be on the ballot for the Special Election in the 2nd state senate district…
I have heard rumor but haven’t seen confirmation yet but there may also be a 3 way race with Atty Aaron Romano on the Working Families Party ballot line since he did not get the Republican nomination after switching parties? He announced he had $8,000 raised when he presented at the Windsor RTC meeting prior to the convention on Jan 19th.
Mike McDonald will be on the Republican line and State Rep Doug McCrorey on the Democrat line… Both men are expected to be receiving the CEP Funding Grant for their campaigns once the SEEC finishes with their submitted paperwork.
I will post an update once I get confirmation with links as to who is officially on the ballot in the 2nd senate race.
Normally in Special Elections the Republicans pick up the seats because the democrats do not show up to vote as much during the off election voting sessions…
#BeggingForBailOut tour stopped in Rocky Hill CT on Monday Dec 12th 2016
It was almost a full house after all, the video camera view that I initially saw showed a bunch of empty seats but another video showed that the room was mostly full & some people were standing together in the back of the room talking among themselves…
I watched a live stream of the meeting while it was happening in Rocky Hill
Hartford’s mayor pitches regionalization to Rocky Hill
The link above goes to the Fox61 article – For some reason I’m unable to get the video player to post properly so I’ve posted the video over on the other blog & it seems to post properly over there
Have you gone out to vote yet?
The polls opened at 6am so they’ve been opened for a while you still have some time but PLEASE make a serious effort to get out & VOTE!
If you have already voted GREAT now call a friend & those members in your household that are registered to vote to remind them to go out & VOTE too!
#VoteRowB to end the #TaxingTyranny !
Many of the Republican Town Committees &/or Candidates across the state are having Election Night Parties at their Head Quarters or at one of the local restaurants in the area
If you do not live in an are where there is going to be an election night party consider having one for your family & friends to watch the results come in together
Does your family like to camp in CT state parks?
Well thanks to the democrats your family will not be able to camp in some of the parks after the July 4th holiday weekend because the democrats do not value your family & choose instead to give raises to UCONN’s already highly paid administrators & to their favorite corporate buddies
Do you like to go to the summer concerts & farmers market & wander through the Old State House? Well again #MalloysMess means that you can’t enjoy like you have in years past, but maybe on a limited schedule if businesses & private people step up!
The Old State House will be Closed to the Public starting June 29th according to this news report http://fox61.com/2016/06/24/old-state-house-to-close-to-the-public-june-29-due-to-budget-cuts/
We’re still waiting word official about the farmers market & the summer concert series
is from the article but it is not looking good for the other usual offerings. There is the possibility that the cuts might even affect the WinterFest was mentioned on one of the news channels. There is time enough for that to find additional sources for funding. I hope that people remember all of this mess by November when they go to vote.
RiverFest was cancelled & originally the Movies in the Park were cancelled but some local businesses stepped up & were able to save that family fun nights. Shout Out to Jamie of Bears BBQ who is one of the local businesses that saved Movie Nights in the Park!
The West Indian Independence Celebration will be able to have it’s 54 Annivesary celebration in Bushnell Park but it is pared back due to the budget cuts. So there will only be a parade of bands & dance troupes but none of the usual Big Floats in it’s condensed route around the park rather than down it’s normal parade route.
There will now be an International Flavor for the Mohegan Sun Brand
This report has the newest expansion being put over in South Korea & it will be a big expansion…
In light of this news the question that comes to my mind is why the push for a new rinky dink casino in CT on non-tribal land?
Are they just looking for a quick boost to finance this project overseas?
How committed are they planning to be to us in CT when they’ve slashed their own profits in CT already by opening a competing casino in the tourism region of the Poconos PA?
There are only so many gamblers in CT, MA, NY & NJ… where there was little competition in the past they now have other casinos but they additionally slashed their own profits (and ours too since CT was supposed to get a cut of the pie) by opening in PA.
Since it’s opening in PA which was drawing away people who wanted to do several things on vacation the profits have gone down here in CT.
Better Tourism Dept in PA was part of the key for CT’s profits loss because many people decided if they were going to drive for 2 hours they would rather have a destination that offered more than just drinking & gambling & expensive shopping.
PA has it’s tourist destinations clearly marketed & it’s actually warmer longer there earlier in the year.
The question is why are CT’s Historical Sites being destroyed for cookie cutter crap instead of promoting CT’s History Richness?
Mohegan Sun has been granted a licence to open a new resort location in South Korea.
Source: Mohegan Sun to open a Korean location