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November 17, 2016

Democrats Still Hold 79-72 Majority In House After Recounts

by Jack Kramer | November 17, 2016 5:25pm

Jack Kramer photo Three recounts in House of Representative races have been completed and, in each case, the one leading after Election Night on Nov. 8 won the race.

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November 9, 2016

Recounts Ordered In Three House Races

by Jack Kramer | November 9, 2016 4:18pm

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(Updated 10:26 a.m. Thursday)

HARTFORD, CT — The Democrats are still in charge of the Connecticut House of Representatives, but at the moment their majority is much smaller with the loss of eight seats.

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October 27, 2016

House Leader Calls for Campaign Finance Changes As Independent Expenditures Flow

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2016 1:09pm

Christine Stuart photo CHESHIRE, CT — Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz said he got up at 6 a.m. Thursday and headed to campaign headquarters in Hartford to figure out what he has to do to change how money is being spent on Connecticut elections.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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August 26, 2016

Republican Seeks To Leverage Local Experience In Run For Congress

by Max Moran | August 26, 2016 12:55pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District last elected a Republican in 2006, but Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is hoping to end his party’s losing streak.

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March 15, 2016

Stalled Green Energy Projects May Jolt Legislators

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 15, 2016 4:30am

Doug Hardy file photo A handful of Connecticut municipalities are pushing legislators to give them the go-ahead to participate in a green energy program that left them out.

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March 9, 2016

Poll Finds Support For Juvenile Justice Reform

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2016 5:50pm

Christine Stuart photo A poll of 500 Connecticut adults found support for moving toward a less restrictive and more rehabilitative system of juvenile justice for youthful offenders.

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October 30, 2015

Advocates for People with Intellectual Disabilities Say State Has No Plan For Them

by Elizabeth Regan | October 30, 2015 1:00pm

Elizabeth Regan Parents, grandparents and siblings who are struggling to care for adult family members with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities are asking for the state’s help to plan for the day they will no longer be able to protect and provide for their children.

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November 1, 2014

5th CD ELECTION PROFILE | Greenberg Tests Esty In Her Bid For Second Term In Congress

by Matt DeRienzo | November 1, 2014 12:01pm

Matt DeRienzo photo Mark Greenberg, a conservative real estate developer from Litchfield, is challenging the re-election bid of Elizabeth Esty, a first-term congresswoman from Cheshire, on Tuesday for the chance to represent Connecticut’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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October 29, 2014

5th District Notebook: Esty Defends Opposition To Death Penalty

by Matt DeRienzo | October 29, 2014 9:03am

Matt DeRienzo photo Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty offered a passionate defense of her opposition to the death penalty Tuesday night, a week before voters will decide whether to re-elect her to a second term representing Connecticut’s 5th District.

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