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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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February 2, 2016

Malloy, Wyman To Take Budget On The Road

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 10:30am

Josalee Thrift file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be taking his state budget proposal on the road over the next few months, after a one-year hiatus from the tradition.

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January 29, 2016

OP-ED | To Fall From a Great and Gruesome Height: Iowa 2016

by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2016 8:00am

I dread this election.

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January 28, 2016

Sherman Republican to Challenge Esty in 5th District

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 5:30am

Contributed photo Clay Cope, the latest Republican to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, is a Texas native with an immigrant life partner. He co-owned a fashion design house for nearly three decades before becoming Sherman’s First Selectman.

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January 27, 2016

Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers

by Rowan Kane | January 27, 2016 4:08pm

The Libertarian Party won a legal victory Wednesday that allows them to hire out-of-state contractors to collect signatures for candidates petitioning their way onto the ballot.

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January 21, 2016

OP-ED | More Divided Than Ever And Not Listening

by Barth Keck | January 21, 2016 3:15pm

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Say the words “gun control” and you’ll get one of two reactions: “It threatens my Second Amendment rights” or “It helps keep guns away from bad guys.”

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January 20, 2016

Connecticut’s Civic Participation Increases With Income

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2016 11:30am

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut residents are more likely than the rest of the country to volunteer and attend a public meeting, but a civic health report released Tuesday found several areas in need of improvement.

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January 14, 2016

Will GE’s Move Impact The 2016 Elections?

by Christine Stuart | January 14, 2016 3:05pm

shutterstock (Updated 4:40 p.m.) General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters from Fairfield to Boston gives Connecticut Republicans “good talking points for the upcoming legislative races,” a University of Connecticut political science professor said Thursday.

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January 13, 2016

Malloy On GE Move: ‘This Hurts’

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2016 3:43pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s political and business leaders expressed disappointment in General Electric’s decision Wednesday to relocate its headquarters to Boston, but none of them were truly surprised.

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January 12, 2016

Obama Expresses One Regret

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2016 11:23pm

whitehouse.gov President Barack Obama admitted Tuesday during his final State of the Union address that he was unable to accomplish everything he wanted during his presidency, and that one of his few regrets was that the “rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.”

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