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February 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Florida School Shooting Puts Sandy Hook Back In Spotlight

by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 5:31am
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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.

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February 21, 2018

Democratic Candidates Talk About Hard Decisions at Forum

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 11:27pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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EAST HARTFORD, CT — More than 100 Democrats from the Greater Hartford area gathered at the Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy to hear from eight of their gubernatorial hopefuls.

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Republicans Take Debate Stage With Gun Control In Headlines

by Jack Kramer | Feb 21, 2018 9:58pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, CT — Eight Republican gubernatorial candidates debated many issues, including guns in schools, before a friendly, supportive crowd in a jam-packed Notre Dame High School auditorium on Wednesday.

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February 20, 2018

Republican Candidates Debate Before Debate

by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | West Haven

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —The debate over which candidates should be on stage Wednesday for the third Republican gubernatorial debate has already begun.

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February 8, 2018

Bysiewicz Mounts Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Feb 8, 2018 11:46am
Posted to: Election 2018

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s former top election official went to her old office Thursday to file paperwork to make her gubernatorial run official.

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Malloy Signs Executive Order To Study ‘Vote By Mail’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 8, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There was an audible groan from the Republican side of the House chamber Wednesday when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced plans to study whether Connecticut should allow voting by mail. He also said he will try again to pass early voting.

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February 7, 2018

Will History Be Fair To Malloy?

by Jack Kramer | Feb 7, 2018 1:37pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Politics is a rough sport and you can make the argument that in the past few years it hasn’t been rougher on anyone more than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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February 5, 2018

Legislation Trickles In As Session Approaches

by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — There’s no lack of pressing issues to debate during the 2018 legislative session, but you wouldn’t know that from the anemic amount of pre-filed bills.

The deadline for individual legislators to submit legislation is Feb. 9 and the deadline for committees to propose legislation is Feb. 22.

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January 31, 2018

Klarides Tells Caucus She Won’t Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 1:35pm
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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January 29, 2018

Stewart Goes Live With Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 29, 2018 11:33am
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Britain

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Embracing new technology that is synonymous with her generation, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart used Facebook Live to announce she’s exploring a run for governor.

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