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April 26, 2017

Good Government Group Grades The Fiscal Transparency of Special Districts

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2017 6:39am

Report cover HARTFORD, CT — They’re outside the traditional forms of local or state government, but so-called special districts spend more than $200 billion annually.

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April 25, 2017

Working Families Party Wins Hartford Seat; GOP Holds Onto One In Watertown

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 10:26pm

Courtesy of the WFP Facebook page HARTFORD, CT — Joshua Hall won a three-way special election Tuesday, making him the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House of Representatives.

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VOTE! Special Elections In Three Communities Today

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 1:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Voters in Hartford, Watertown, and parts of Woodbury will go to the polls in a special election Tuesday to fill state House seats vacated by politicians who won seats in the state Senate in February.

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April 19, 2017

Former Federal Prosecutor Jumps Into 2018 Race for Governor

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2017 10:11am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — He knows how to get the attention of jurors, but will the former federal prosecutor who put former Gov. John G. Rowland in jail a second time be able to convince Democrats to support his gubernatorial bid?

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Almost Opening Day - Did We Learn Anything?

by Susan Bigelow | April 7, 2017 10:00am

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The new ballpark’s finally opening next week, only a year late and millions of dollars over budget. Great! Let’s never do that again.

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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 1:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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March 1, 2017

A Second Chance for Second Chance Legislation

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 3:42pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday said he has introduced new legislation to once again try to get young adults between the ages of 18 to 20 into the juvenile justice system for minor crimes.

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February 28, 2017

State Senate Remains Tied After Special Election

by Christine Stuart | February 28, 2017 10:42pm

Courtesy of Facebook With control of the state Senate hanging in the balance, voters in two Senate districts headed to the polls Tuesday to see if they could upset a deal brokered by party leaders.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Bailing Out XL Would Widen Town-City Divide

by Terry Cowgill | February 24, 2017 6:30am

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It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.

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February 17, 2017

VIDEO: Malloy Explains Proposal To Upgrade XL Center

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 3:36pm

ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured the XL Center in Hartford Friday to make a case that it needs to borrow money to improve it.

The $250 million proposal is approximately one half the cost of a total replacement project and can be completed with limited operational disruption, according to the governor.

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