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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

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 | July 8, 2016 10:00am

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 | March 23, 2016 5:30am

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 | April 15, 2015 5:30am

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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October 24, 2014

Push Polls With Debunked Claims Used To Attack Greenberg

by Matt DeRienzo | October 24, 2014 4:10pm

Mark Greenberg is crying foul over tactics being used by a variety of Democratic organizations working to support the re-election of 5th District U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

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June 6, 2014

OP-ED | Torrington Will Get Its Day In Court

by Terry Cowgill | June 6, 2014 4:30am

contributed via Register Citizen
It is a sad day when struggling communities have to look to state government for sustenance and rejuvenation. But such is the case with Torrington, a once proud mill town in the upper Naugatuck Valley.

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August 4, 2012

Housing Question Opens Door To Candidate Attack

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2012 3:36pm

LITCHFIELD—For nearly 40 minutes the three Democrats vying for the open 5th District congressional seat stuck to the issues of climate change, reviving manufacturing, and gun control. The fireworks didn’t come until the end. 

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