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March 14, 2018

Bear Hunt Bill Shot Down By Environment Committee

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2018 11:55pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

Courtesy of CT DEEP website

HARTFORD, CT — The legislature’s Environment Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to kill legislation that would allow for a bear hunt in Litchfield County.

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March 9, 2018

State Officials Back Bear Hunt Legislation, Many Opposed

by Jack Kramer | Mar 9, 2018 6:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

Courtesy of the DEEP website

HARTFORD, CT—Another attempt is being made this year to establish a black bear hunting season in Connecticut, specifically in Litchfield County.

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February 23, 2018

OP-ED | New Report Paints Grim Picture For NW Connecticut

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Town News | Goshen | Litchfield | Salisbury | Torrington | Winsted | Jobs | Opinion

www.northwestcf.org
It’s not as if we don’t have enough to worry about in my corner of the state. Good-paying unskilled jobs are scarce, thanks to the lack of manufacturing and the predominance of the service-sector economy. Towns struggle to fund essential services and repair infrastructure because of a shrinking tax base and an equally dwindling stream of aid from the state.

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May 23, 2017

Not Your Average Bear Or Amendment

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 11:43am
Posted to: Environment | State Capitol | Killingly | Litchfield

HARTFORD, CT— The Republican Party’s attempt to use a humorous Democratic amendment that was never called as a fundraising pitch may have fallen a little flat since it actually was proposed last year by a Republican lawmaker.

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May 18, 2017

Senate Replaces Bear Hunting Bill With ‘Cecil’s’ Bill

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 3:40pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Instead of allowing a bill that would have permitted black bear hunting in Litchfield County receive an up or down vote, Democratic lawmakers in the Senate turned it into a bill to prevent the import, possession, sale or transport of elephants, lions, leopards, or rhinoceroses.

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April 18, 2017

Greenberg To Explore Race For Comptroller With Citizens Election Program

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2017 4:24pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Guilford | Litchfield

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Republican Mark Greenberg, who has run three unsuccessful bids for the 5th Congressional District, filed paperwork Tuesday to explore a run for state Comptroller in 2018.

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | Aug 18, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Town News | Branford | Bridgeport | Litchfield | New Haven | Newtown | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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July 8, 2016

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

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 8, 2016 10:00am
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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March 23, 2016

Municipal Leaders Seek To Modify Last Year’s Property Tax Relief Without Insulting Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Mar 23, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Litchfield | New Haven | South Windsor | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo Local officials told the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee on Tuesday that they’re concerned the state won’t maintain its promise to share sales tax revenue with municipalities because it’s staring down a $900 million deficit in 2017.

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April 15, 2015

Municipal Leaders Say Struggling Cities and Towns Need State Help

by Elizabeth Regan | Apr 15, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | Litchfield | Norwalk | Norwich | Portland | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Elizabeth Regan / CTNewsJunkie A delegation of municipal leaders converged Tuesday in Hartford to decry issues such as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to cut town aid by $15.5 million and an escalating pattern of unfunded state mandates signed into law.

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