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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Dems Struggle to Hold House

by Susan Bigelow | September 23, 2016 10:00am

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Democrats may keep majorities in both houses of the General Assembly this November, but it won’t be because they have better ideas or policies. Rather, if they keep control, they’ll have one person to thank for it: Donald Trump.

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September 22, 2016

Green Party Presidential Candidate Plays To Her Base

by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 4:44pm

Jack Kramer photo Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein certainly knew who she was playing to Thursday afternoon when she pushed her signature campaign issue: eliminating student debt.

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September 21, 2016

Partisan Fight Breaks Out Over Call To Special Session

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 10:19pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo If the General Assembly holds a special session to approve a package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that it should be expanded to include a handful of other proposals.

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Business Lobby Endorses 102 Candidates

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Business & Industry Association endorsed 102 General Assembly candidates Tuesday, a majority of them Republicans, for the Nov. 8 election.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 11:57pm

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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House Democrats Try Optimistic, Bipartisan Campaign Message

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 1:45pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD — Democrats who have held the majority in the House of Representatives for 29 years said their message about how to help improve Connecticut’s economy isn’t a partisan one and won’t require a tax increase.

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September 19, 2016

Green Party Presidential Candidate To Visit Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 1:01pm

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein will make two stops in Connecticut later this week.

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September 16, 2016

Republicans Make Their Pitch To Voters In a Blue State

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Which party has the bigger tent?

On the north steps of the state Capitol Thursday, Republicans running for the House of Representatives made a case for the idea that the Connecticut Republican Party, rather than the Democrats, is the more inclusive organization.

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OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

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From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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September 15, 2016

Republicans Urge Action, But With Few Details On How To Pay For It

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 6:20pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Senate Republicans predicted that the state will face a $2 billion deficit following the Nov. 8 election and they want the majority Democratic Party to express a sense of urgency to resolve it along with a handful of other issues they detailed Thursday at a press conference.

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