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May 17, 2017

SEEC Says Ganim Should Not Be Allowed To Participate In Public Financing

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2017 10:39pm

Ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators informed Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim Wednesday that he should not eligible to participate in the Citizens Election Program if he seeks statewide office. That’s according to the State Elections Enforcement Commission’s draft declaratory ruling.

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May 16, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Lawmakers Call On Colleagues To Support Police Accountability

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 12:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Police accountability is lacking in Connecticut, a group of mostly Black and Puerto Rican lawmakers said Tuesday.

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May 10, 2017

Toll Debate Heats Up With One Month Left In Session

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 1:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans want to reframe the debate over highway tolls because they feel the facts and narrative have gotten away from lawmakers in favor of the idea.

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May 5, 2017

OP-ED | Ganim 2018: Why Would Anyone Vote For Him?

by Terry Cowgill | May 5, 2017 5:30am

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Few things in life are as interesting and delicious to watch as the rehabilitation of a corrupt politician. When the mighty fall, they do one of two things: they either crawl under a rock and you hear from them only sporadically if at all (Richard Nixon, Philip Giordano); or they emerge from jail proclaiming their reformation and try mightily to regain the approval of the public, only to get in trouble again (John Rowland, Ernie Newton).

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May 3, 2017

Tribes Make Push For Casino, Speaker Says It Will Be Part of Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tribal chairmen believe momentum for an East Windsor casino is on their side. But slowing their progress is a House bill that would open the bidding process for a third Connecticut casino to all operators, and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says it will likely be part of a budget deal.

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April 28, 2017

Ganim To Explore Gubernatorial Bid

by Jack Kramer | April 28, 2017 1:36pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim announced Friday he is forming an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2018.

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April 24, 2017

Revenue Services Announces Largest Illegal Tobacco Bust

by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2017 12:43pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—It was the largest haul of untaxed tobacco products the state of Connecticut has ever found.

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April 11, 2017

This Time Around, Walker Explores Race For Governor

by Jack Kramer | April 11, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It may be 19 months before Connecticut elects its next governor, but the number of candidates seems to be growing daily.

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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 1:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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March 8, 2017

OP-ED | For My Son? Let’s Give Him Every Possible Opportunity to Succeed

by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm

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As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.

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