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August 26, 2016

OP-ED | Suburbs and City Must Come Together

by Susan Bigelow | August 26, 2016 9:59am


Earlier this month, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin called for financial relief for his beleaguered, cash-strapped city from the state and from neighboring towns. He is absolutely correct to do so. It’s time for the whole region, which draws enormous benefit from the presence of the city, to lift Hartford up. The same should be said for cities like New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and their surrounding communities.

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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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August 12, 2016

Dems Call On Connecticut Republicans To Denounce Trump

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2016 3:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of Connecticut’s Democratic Party said Republicans are delusional if they think Donald Trump is going to win in Connecticut or help them take back the General Assembly.

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OP-ED | Keeping the Young in Connecticut Should be a Priority

by Susan Bigelow | August 12, 2016 9:59am

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It feels like there’s no surer sign of the decline of a region than when young college educated people all migrate away, seeking jobs and a better life somewhere else. That, according to a new report out from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is where the capital region stands today.

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August 8, 2016

Malloy, Lawmakers Agree & Disagree To Save Old State House

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2016 4:35pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo (Updated 7:40) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy informed legislative leaders Friday that he wants to hit the “pause” button and transfer operation of the Old State House back to the Office of Legislative Management.

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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard

by Susan Bigelow | July 29, 2016 10:00am

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Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located in the city’s South Meadows, so the city can develop the land.

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July 21, 2016

Legislative Committee Mulls Future of Hartford’s Brainard Airport

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2016 10:58am

Doug Hardy / CTNewsJunkie A public hearing Wednesday on whether it’s a good idea for Hartford’s Brainard Airport to remain open turned into a heated debate as to what benefit the city of Hartford and its residents receive from its continued operation.

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July 18, 2016

Walker, Ritter Still Competing For Majority Leader

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 1:17pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Rep. Matt Ritter may be holding a fundraiser Thursday with Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in Rhode Island, but it doesn’t mean the two have teamed up to take over the number one and number two slot in the Connecticut House.

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June 29, 2016

Fate of the Old State House Is Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo By the end of today the Old State House on Main Street in Hartford will close its doors to the public.

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June 10, 2016

Union Endorsement Comes With Asterisk and A Letter

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 1:54pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of Connecticut labor unions may be angry, but they aren’t taking a scorched earth approach to endorsing members of the General Assembly who voted in favor of a budget that cuts services and lays off state employees.

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