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June 10, 2016

OP-ED | Don’t Let Ballpark Blues Get You Down

by Susan Bigelow | June 10, 2016 10:00am

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It’s sunny and in the 70s as I write this; it would have been a beautiful day for baseball in Hartford. But sadly, thanks to contractor bungling, it looks like we may not get to hear the crack of the bat at the tantalizingly-close-to-done Dunkin’ Donuts Park until 2017.

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June 2, 2016

Labor Protest Outside Fundraiser Reveals Divided Democratic Party

by Jack Kramer | June 2, 2016 9:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Scores of state workers carrying signs and chanting “no layoffs” held a rally Thursday a few hundred yards away from the Connecticut Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.

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May 31, 2016

Labor Doubles Down With Plan to Protest Democrats’ Progress Dinner

by Jack Kramer | May 31, 2016 5:30am

CTNewJunkie file photo Upset with Democrats who voted in favor of a state budget that calls for laying off thousands of state employees, labor leaders are ramping up their protest actions.

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May 7, 2016

A Divided Democratic Party Unites Behind Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2016 12:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut Democrats gathered Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to nominate U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal for a second term, but at an event where the outcome was inevitable the divisions in the party were visible.

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February 4, 2016

Democratic Party Settles On New Name For Fundraiser

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2016 2:41pm

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 6:30am

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 5:04pm

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 12:03pm

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 9:43pm

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 12:54pm

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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