by Susan Bigelow | July 17, 2015 9:00am
I winced when I saw the headline about Windsor voters rejecting their town’s budget for the fourth time. Turnout for a referendum that will likely cause layoffs and school cuts was an appallingly low 20 percent.
This can’t go on.
Continue reading "OP-ED | When Democracy Fails: Why Budget Referendums and Town Meetings Don’t Work" »
by Madeline Stocker | July 16, 2015 3:48pm
John Gale, a West End lawyer, dropped out of the Hartford mayor’s race Thursday and announced his candidacy for Hartford City Council.
Continue reading "Gale Drops Candidacy, Endorses Bronin" »
by Madeline Stocker | July 16, 2015 5:30am
As the second quarter fundraising period rounds out in Hartford’s mayoral contest, one of the challengers is well in the lead.
Continue reading "Less Than One Month to Convention, Hartford Mayoral Challenger Rakes In Donations" »
by Terry Cowgill | July 10, 2015 5:30am
You know you’ve hit rock bottom when the state of Connecticut has to come in and clean up your municipal mess. Contrary to popular belief, the state hates to pilot the local ship. It’s expensive, it’s a distraction and it evinces the supercilious paternalism of big brother.
Continue reading "OP-ED | In Winsted, Leaving Expensive Messes For Others To Clean Up" »
by Christine Stuart | July 2, 2015 4:56pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have allowed municipal employees to double dip, collecting a pension and a salary at the same time.
Continue reading "Malloy Vetoes Municipal Double-Dipping" »
by Harold Cobin | June 26, 2015 5:06pm
NORWALK — Not shy about his reason for appearing Friday before a group of about 50 Connecticut business owners, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott asked them what he needs to do to get them to move.
Continue reading "Florida Governor Makes His Pitch In Norwalk; Organizer Says Event Was Not Political" »
by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2015 10:55pm
The youngest of the three candidates for Republican Party Chairman walked away Tuesday with the endorsement of the 72-member Republican State Central Committee at Nuchie’s in Bristol.
Continue reading "Republicans Pick Derby Native Romano for State Party Chairman" »
by Madeline Stocker | June 2, 2015 3:15pm
A bill aimed at establishing stricter standards for registrars of voters received final passage Monday, putting the state one step closer to a more accountable election system.
Continue reading "Bill Mandating Accountability For Election Officials Is Headed to Governor’s Desk" »
by Elizabeth Regan | June 1, 2015 5:30am
Municipal officials and taxpayers groups will be happy to hear that a bill to give towns more control over their education budgets is on its way to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.
Continue reading "Bill To Help Local Taxpayers Heads to Malloy’s Desk" »
by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am
Early Friday morning the House of Representatives briefly debated — but took no action on — legislation that would put certain medical facilities and college properties back on the tax rolls.
Continue reading "House Passes Over Property Tax Bill, For Now" »