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May 20, 2016

OP-ED | Florida Bound: The Puzzling Popularity of Jodi Rell

by Terry Cowgill | May 20, 2016 5:30am

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As a recovering English teacher, one of best things about covering politics is it’s rich with irony — which coincidentally happens to be my favorite literary device. Within days of each other last week, we learned two things: lawmakers in Hartford had passed what state Rep. Roberta Willis described as an “unpleasant” budget that closed a nearly $1 billion deficit. And they did so without major tax increases.

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February 10, 2016

Merrill Calls For Abolition Of Party Loyalty Tests

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 10, 2016 6:30am

CTNJ file photo A state law that allows registrars to impose a loyalty test on voters should be stripped out of the statute book, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said.

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February 8, 2016

Brookfield Woman Sues After GOP Officials Bar Her From Voting In Republican Primary

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 6:30am

Contributed A former Brookfield Board of Education member is asking a federal judge to overturn a loyalty test imposed by the town’s Republican leaders that bars her from voting in the GOP’s April 26 presidential primary.

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January 9, 2015

Three Special Elections To Be Held Feb. 24

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2015 1:47pm

Creative Commons Three special elections will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, to fill three vacancies left by two state representatives and a state senator who didn’t take the oath of office.

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December 27, 2013

OP-ED | Rising Gasoline and Diesel Taxes Should be Used for Road and Bridge Repairs

by Rep. David A. Scribner | December 27, 2013 2:18pm

Earlier this year Connecticut motorists received unwelcome news when one of the state’s two taxes on gasoline increased by 8.81 percent.

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