Ouch! Aresimowicz bounces Berger in committee shake up

New bossNew Connecticut Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz sent shock waves through his Democratic caucus Thursday, removing his one-time rival  for majority leader Rep. Jeffrey Berger of Waterbury as co-chair of the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.  Rep. Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford, will become the new co-chair.

Aresimowicz also announced other committee assignments.  As for Berger, he and Aresimowicz battled for majority leader in 2012, with Aresimowicz winning in a secret ballot.