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November 23, 2016

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman | Nov 23, 2016 3:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Equality | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Safety | Danbury | East Windsor | Greenwich | Wilton

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In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”

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November 15, 2016

Bond Commission Approves Economic Incentives For Hedge Fund

by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2016 12:19pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Greenwich

Christine Stuart photo Two members of the state Bond Commission voted against giving AQR Capital, the second largest hedge fund in Connecticut, $35 million in incentives to expand and create jobs, but the item received support from the other eight members.

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November 14, 2016

State Bond Commission Poised To Give Another Hedge Fund Money

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2016 3:08pm
Posted to: Town News | Greenwich | Jobs | State Budget

After a controversial decision earlier this year to give $22 million to the world’s largest hedge fund, Connecticut’s Bond Commission is looking to give $35 million to a Greenwich hedge fund managing $172.4 billion in assets.

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October 13, 2016

Republican Challenger Struggles with Fundraising In Fairfield County

by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | Election 2016 | Bridgeport | Darien | Fairfield | Greenwich | Stamford

Christine Stuart photo It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.

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October 7, 2016

OP-ED | Can State GOP Parlay ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Into A Win For Trump?

by Terry Cowgill | Oct 7, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Greenwich | New Preston | Warren

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The state of Connecticut during presidential campaigns sort of mirrors our reputation nationally: we’re boring. The land of steady habits hasn’t voted Republican since Greenwich native George Herbert Walker Bush was looking to succeed his boss, Ronald Reagan, in 1988. Most recently, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, by a whopping 17 points in 2012.

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April 8, 2016

OP-ED | Confronting the Banality of Evil Over Coffee

by Sarah Darer Littman | Apr 8, 2016 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Equality | Ethics | Opinion | Greenwich

“White supremacists are voters, too.”

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February 21, 2016

OP-ED | Connecting Dots Between the Heroin Epidemic and Campaign Donations

by Sarah Darer Littman | Feb 21, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Consumer Protection | Education | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Public Health | Transparency | Greenwich

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Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone’s talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut’s seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).

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January 22, 2016

Cha-Ching! Connecticut Has Second Highest Concentration of Millionaires

by Cara Rosner | Jan 22, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Financial Sector | Jobs | State Budget | Taxes | Fairfield | Greenwich

Connecticut has the second-highest concentration of millionaires in the nation, according to a ranking out this week.

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November 16, 2015

State Employees Targeted As A Liability During Greenwich Economic Forum

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2010 | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Greenwich

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s public sector employee unions took a beating Sunday during a forum at the Greenwich Public Library.

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October 30, 2015

OP-ED | Distrust of Hartford Runs Deep, But Free Market Is No Safe Haven

by Sarah Darer Littman | Oct 30, 2015 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Health Care | Opinion | Greenwich


As of last week, I’m a member of one of the Connecticut’s greatest ironies: the largest municipal legislature in the nation in a town populated by people with deep distrust of anything run by government — the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting.

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