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February 4, 2016

Democratic Party Settles On New Name For Fundraiser

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2016 1:41pm

CTNJ file photo Distancing itself from two former slave-owning presidents — Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson — for whom the dinner was named, the Connecticut Democratic Party announced the new name of its annual fundraising dinner on Thursday.

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January 29, 2016

Bond Commission Poised To Approve $505M

by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo At its first meeting of 2016, the state Bond Commission is poised to approve $505 million in borrowing for a variety of projects.

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October 20, 2015

‘If Mayors Ruled the World’ author urges Connecticut municipal leaders to seize power from state

by Elizabeth Regan | October 20, 2015 4:04pm

Elizabeth Regan After municipal officials at the annual Connecticut Conference of Municipalities convention made it clear that they want a seat at the table during state budget negotiations, an internationally known political theorist said it’s not enough to ask nicely for change — it’s time to demand it.

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Municipal Leaders Want A Seat At The Budget Negotiating Table

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2015 11:03am

Christine Stuart photo A former mayor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, likes to remind his former municipal colleagues that he’s maintained municipal aid to cities and towns during his tenure.

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June 29, 2015

Warren Talks Trickle-Down Economics and GOP Presidential Candidates at JJB Dinner

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2015 8:43pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke about trickle-down economics and also offered her thoughts on some of the Republican presidential candidates Monday to about 1,300 Democrats at the party’s largest fundraiser of the year.

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May 4, 2015

Tribal Chairmen Pitch Casino Plans To Hartford’s Business Community

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2015 11:54am

Christine Stuart photo Opening a new casino along the I-91 corridor will cannibalize existing business at the two tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut, but it’s better than losing business to Massachusetts, the chairmen of the two tribes told the Hartford business community Monday.

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April 30, 2015

Both Parties Land National Headliners For Annual Dinners

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2015 10:11am

Courtesy of the Democratic Party The Connecticut Democratic Party announced Thursday that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will headline its fundraising dinner this summer.

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April 23, 2015

Governors Renew Their Cooperation To Region’s Energy Challenge, Under Protest

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 7:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Environmentalists stood Thursday outside the Connecticut Convention Center to protest a long-term energy strategy being discussed at a closed-door meeting between five of the six New England governors.

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January 8, 2015

PHOTOS | The Governor’s Inaugural Ball 2015

by Douglas Healey | January 8, 2015 11:50am

DOUGLAS HEALEY PHOTO The Governor’s Inaugural Ball at the Convention Center in Hartford was full of pomp and pageantry on Wednesday as hundreds came out to celebrate the start of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second term. Check out Douglas Healey’s photos of the celebration here.

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October 21, 2014

Malloy, Foley Both Promise To Hold Towns Harmless

by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2014 11:54am

Christine Stuart photo Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, told hundreds of municipal leaders Tuesday at their annual convention that he would hold municipalities harmless when putting together the state budget.

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