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Crime & Punishment: Out of Control Bridgeport Man Attacks Police Officer With an Urn
For the last six years, Republican state legislators have put together an alternative budget to the one presented and usually enacted by Democrats, who have strong majorities in both houses of the legislature. This year, however, the GOP declined to offer their own plan, probably because party leaders in both state houses are considering running for governor in 2014 and facets of the budget would no doubt be criticized in the campaign. The Democrats first mocked this by posting a document titled "GOP's Budget Proposal" on their website. The PDF file consists of a title page and 79 blank pages. For their next display, they attempted to send intern Matt Wildman into the Legislative Office Building in a chicken costume to deliver wings to the Republicans but Capital police told him he couldn't enter with his face covered. The website CT News Junkie reports that Wildman stripped down to pants and a gray T-shirt and left the chicken wings outside the GOP offices but police also confiscated the food.
By Nick Keppler
May 14, 2013