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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 | Oct 20, 2015 4:04pm
Posted to: State Budget | Hartford | Convention Center

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 | Oct 20, 2015 11:03am
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | Convention Center | Local Politics | State Budget | Special Session

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 | Jun 29, 2015 8:43pm
Posted to: Congress | The Economy | Election 2016 | Federal Budget | Wall Street | White House | Hartford | Convention Center

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
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Gaming | Town News | East Hartford | East Windsor | Enfield | Hartford | Convention Center | Tribes

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 | Apr 30, 2015 10:11am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Hartford | Convention Center | Stamford

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 | Apr 23, 2015 7:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News | Hartford | Convention Center | Local Politics

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 | Jan 8, 2015 11:50am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Photos | Hartford | Convention Center

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 | Oct 21, 2014 11:54am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Town News | Hartford | Convention Center | State Budget | Taxes

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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August 13, 2014

Democrats, Malloy Take Aim At Foley

by Hugh McQuaid | Aug 13, 2014 8:52pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | Hartford | Convention Center

Hugh McQuaid photo HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy laid into his newly anointed Republican opponent Wednesday night before an audience of about 1,000 Democrats at the party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey fundraising dinner.

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September 28, 2012

OP-ED | Get Your Money’s Worth on Hartford’s Front Street

by Heath W. Fahle | Sep 28, 2012 3:07pm
Posted to: Opinion | Hartford | Convention Center

Hartford’s troubled Front Street project got good news this week when Gov. Dannel Malloy announced $1.3 million in state funding to bring Infinity Hall, a live music venue, to the site. After more than a decade of problems this is welcome on Front Street. For the state’s taxpayers though, it is just the latest chapter in a saga of crony capitalism.

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