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How the November Election will Change the Dynamic in the Senate

The November 2016 Election has led to a historic tie in membership with gains made by the Connecticut GOP. After Republicans won enough seats to tie the number of seats held by the Democratic party, the Senate will face an 18-to-18 split for the start of the 2017 session. An equal chamber in the Connecticut…
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Short Session Preview

On February 3, the Connecticut General Assembly will convene for the 2016 legislative session. This year will be a short session which concludes May 4. Short session is intended for mid-year revisions to the second year of the two year budget. Due to recent shortfalls in the current budget year, we expect a spill-over effect…
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Hartford Business Journal Spotlights DNB

DePino, Nuñez, & Biggs is excited to share the news of Paul Nuñez and Melissa Biggs becoming partners with the readers of the Hartford Business Journal. Hartford gov’t relations firm promotes partners, changes name 4/1/2015 Hartford lobbying and public relations firm DePino Associates said it has promoted two key staffers to partners and added their…
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DNB, formerly DePino Associates

DePino Associates is happy to announce Paul Nuñez and Melissa Biggs have been named Partners. DePino Associates is now DePino, Nuñez, & Biggs. Paul and Melissa have been working together at DePino Associates for several years with great dedication and working as a team have been able to provide our clients with great successes. We…
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What to Watch for in 2015

We've all heard about the difficult biennial budget, the Governor's big transportation initiative and the fact that we have three new leaders heading up the legislative caucuses. Governor Malloy has made several promises during the course of his campaign that he would not raise taxes, now he is looking at a projected 182.3 million deficit.…
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The Rise of Republicans

Democrats have held a super majority in the House since the early 2000s, despite a highly popular Republican Governor. Governor Rell's favor ability never fell under 60% but that support never extended to the legislative races. At one point there was only 37 Republicans in the 151 member house. In the past four years the…
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A Guide to the CT Legislature

Connecticut’s General Assembly is considered a part time legislature. The legislature convenes for five months on odd numbered years, and for three months in the even numbered years. The entire General Assembly is up for election on even numbered years, there are 151 House members and 36 members of the Senate. The General Assembly has…
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