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January 31, 2018

Klarides Tells Caucus She Won’t Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 2:35pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Derby

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HARTFORD, CT — House Minority Leader Themis Klarides received a standing ovation from her Republican caucus members when she told them Wednesday that she wasn’t going to run for governor.

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November 7, 2017

Connecticut Voters Produce Some Surprises As Election 2017 Comes to a Close

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:46pm
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bristol | Derby | East Haven | New Britain | Trumbull | Local Politics

Special to CTNewsJunkie / Brian Koonz for the Valley Independent Sentinel Change was in the air for many districts in Connecticut Tuesday and both major parties were celebrating some local victories as results started coming in. But as the evening wore on, it became clear that Democrats were picking up seats and gaining control of councils and school boards in a lot of Republican towns, mirroring similar gains being reported in other states.

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June 3, 2017

House Democrats Resigned To New Reality

by Christine Stuart | Jun 3, 2017 3:42pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Berlin | Derby | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democrats in the House have already given up on some legislative proposals, like Earned Family Medical Leave and an increase in the minimum wage, acknowledging that they won’t be able to win enough support to get them passed given their margins.

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May 2, 2017

Protesters Arrested In Last Ditch Effort To Save Derby Man From Deportation

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2017 3:12pm
Posted to: Immigration | Derby | Hartford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Nineteen people who sat, arms locked, in front of locked doors at the Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building Tuesday to protest the pending deportation of a Derby man were arrested.

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June 26, 2015

OP-ED | A To-Do List for the Incoming Republican State Chairman

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 26, 2015 9:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Capitol | Branford | Derby

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Congratulations, JR Romano, on becoming the new chairman of the state Republican Party! The good news for you is that for the first time in a decade, that fact may no longer be such an albatross around your neck.

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January 30, 2014

Malloy Looks to Refund Taxpayers, Boost Rainy Day Fund

by Christine Stuart | Jan 30, 2014 12:41pm
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2014 | Town News | Derby | Jobs | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 1:56 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy outlined his plan Thursday to spend an estimated $505 million budget surplus, including sending a $55 check to most taxpayers.

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January 22, 2014

Shift In Republican Legislative Leadership Begins To Take Shape

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2014 1:34pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | State Capitol | Derby | North Branford | Shelton

CTNJ file photo (Updated 3:50 p.m.) With Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney running for governor and House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero undecided about a re-election bid, the General Assembly’s Republican caucuses could be in for some big changes in 2015.

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December 11, 2013

2 Legislators Want To Keep Sex Offenders Away From Children

by Hugh McQuaid | Dec 11, 2013 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Capitol | Derby | Woodbridge

Christine Stuart file photo A Republican and a Democrat announced plans last week to push for a law to prohibit sex offenders from living near places where children gather.

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November 13, 2013

Recounts Continue In Several Communities

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 13, 2013 8:31am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election Policy | Town News | Ansonia | Derby

Ethan Fry photo There were no changes in Derby’s Third Ward Aldermen race after a recount that lasted about three hours Tuesday. The same was true in Ansonia where Republicans swept the Democrats out of power. There were no changes in aldermanic races in two wards or on a referendum question.

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