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July 25, 2016

Voters In Some Towns Headed To The Polls For Primaries Aug. 9

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Jul 25, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | New Britain | New London | Shelton | Stamford | West Haven

shutterstock There is no statewide primary in Connecticut this year, but there are 16 Democratic and Republican primaries coming up on Aug. 9, including 12 legislative primaries, two for probate judge, and two registrar of voters.

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July 8, 2016

OP-ED | Sleepy Summer Primaries in Connecticut Test Voter Resolve

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 8, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Local Politics | Opinion | Bridgeport | Bristol | Hamden | Litchfield | New London | Stamford | West Haven | Winsted

I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.

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June 8, 2016

Democratic Primary For Sharkey’s Seat Takes Shape

by Jack Kramer | Jun 8, 2016 11:49am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Hamden

Contributed photo Hamden’s Josh Elliott has already proven that he doesn’t mind bucking conventional politics.

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May 15, 2016

Sharkey Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 7:43pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Local Politics | State Budget | State Capitol | Hamden

Christine Stuart file photo Speaker Brendan Sharkey will not seek re-election to the House next year, making him the 22nd lawmaker and the most powerful to opt out of seeking another term in 2016.

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February 12, 2016

Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf

by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2016 2:37pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Federal Budget | Health Care | Public Health | White House | Guilford | Hamden

Jack Kramer photo President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of artificial turf fields and playgrounds.

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January 25, 2016

Labor Deputy Goes To DMV, Former Hamden Mayor To Labor Dept.

by Christine Stuart | Jan 25, 2016 3:51pm
Posted to: Town News | Hamden | Hartford | Middletown | Labor | Transportation | DMV

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy shuffled the deck Monday and asked Deputy Labor Commissioner Dennis Murphy to help manage the Department of Motor Vehicles until he can make a permanent selection.

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September 9, 2015

AFSCME Calls for Malloy to Rescind Connecticut Labor Department Layoffs

by New Haven Register | Sep 9, 2015 4:30am
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Hamden

Christine Stuart file photo Union leaders are stepping up efforts to put pressure on the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy to rescind 95 layoffs of state Department of Labor employees scheduled to take place at the end of the month.

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August 14, 2015

Republican Chairman Robo Calls House Speaker

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2015 1:07pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | State Budget | Taxes | Hamden

Contributed photo The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority.

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August 12, 2015

‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Discussion Sparks Frank Debate

by Madeline Stocker | Aug 12, 2015 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Law Enforcement | Bridgeport | Hamden | Hartford

Madeline Stocker photo When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.

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July 9, 2015

Sharkey’s Property Tax Legislation Rides Through in the Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2015 1:53pm
Posted to: Business | Town News | Hamden | Health Care | Jobs | Nonprofits | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart file photo A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.

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