Monday roundup

Reading material for the start of the week...

  • Krayeske appeals.
    Not satisfied with the Federal Communications Commission's response to his complaint against WTIC-AM radio, attorney Ken Krayeske will file an appeal Monday.

    Krayeske, an attorney and blogger, called the FCC's response "flippant" and said he doesn't feel like the agency, which regulates the airwaves, took his first complaint seriously so he's going to file an appeal. Krayeske alleged WTIC-AM's afternoon host, former Gov. John G. Rowland, violated the terms of the station's FCC license when he failed to disclose his volunteer work for Lisa Wilson-Foley's campaign and his paid consulting work for her husband's nursing home chain.

  • I guess in Daniela Altimari's world, Susan Bysiewicz is the darling of the left...who knew?
    Attack From The Left

    In this campaign, Murphy is fending off criticism from the left as well as the right. Bysiewicz, a former secretary of the state who will face Murphy in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary, has repeatedly chided him for being too chummy with Wall Street, a powerful accusation that echoes the attack that helped bring down one of Murphy's political mentors, former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd.

    Bysiewicz never fails to mention Murphy's May 2010 vote against eliminating a tax loophole that benefits extremely wealthy hedge fund investors.

    "The loopholes were important for Wall Street and the hedge fund industry and [the] financial services [industry] has rewarded Congressman Murphy with more than $500,000 in campaign contributions,'' she said in the waning moments of a debate in April at the University of Connecticut.

    The Murphy camp said Bysiewicz, who lags 30 percentage points behind Murphy in the most recent Quinnipiac poll, is taking a cheap shot.

    "Bysiewicz's one-note campaign isn't resonating with anyone because people know Chris has spent his career fighting for consumers and a fair tax code,'' said his spokeswoman, Taylor Lavender. "Chris opposes the ... loophole and he's voted three times to get rid of it."

  • It looks like campaign finance reform will not happen this year.
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration is in difficult talks with the Democratic legislative majority over campaign finance reform, one of the flashpoints in Malloy's relationship with legislators in his second year as governor.

    The General Assembly would return in special session if a compromise can be reached, an unlikely prospect given that the scope of the issues reach beyond legal questions raised by Malloy in his veto last week of a finance disclosure bill.

    "I think we're more or less at an impasse in terms of doing anything significant before the November elections," said House Majority Leader J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden.

  • What a joke!

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