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March 27, 2015

OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am

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Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.

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March 12, 2015

Speaker Pitches Tax Changes To Maintain Municipal Revenue

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, is hoping the second time’s the charm for his signature legislation, which allows municipalities to continue to tax any new property acquired by tax-exempt hospitals and colleges.

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March 4, 2015

Towns Consider Regional Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2015 9:01am

Hugh McQuaid photo Small towns slated to pay more for resident state troopers under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget may abandon the trooper program and create regional police departments, Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss told lawmakers Tuesday.

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March 3, 2015

CCM Announces New Executive Director

by Elizabeth Regan | March 3, 2015 3:54pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hired the head of a state correctional authority and former West Virginia state representative to serve as its third executive director since 1966.

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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 1:00pm

Shutterstock The Public Safety and Security Committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a proposal to allow slot machines at existing off-track betting facilities located within five miles of I-91 and I-95.

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January 9, 2015

Three Special Elections To Be Held Feb. 24

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2015 1:47pm

Creative Commons Three special elections will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, to fill three vacancies left by two state representatives and a state senator who didn’t take the oath of office.

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January 5, 2015

Municipalities Will Focus on Property Tax Relief, Education Finance Reform, Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 1:13pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is hoping that property tax reform, education finance reform, and infrastructure investment are part of the legislative agenda this year.

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December 29, 2014

State Backs Off Stormwater Regulations

by Christine Stuart | December 29, 2014 6:29am

The state is backing off its proposal to impose strict new requirements on local governments in an effort to get them to reduce pollution through stormwater runoff.

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December 23, 2014

Senate Republicans Name Urban ‘Ambassador’

by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2014 3:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Avery Gaddis didn’t walk into Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano’s office looking for a job. He showed up with Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown to complain about what a poor job lawmakers are doing communicating with urban communities.

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December 19, 2014

DiNardo Ends 10-Year Tenure as Democratic Party Chair

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 4:00pm

CTNJ file photo Nancy DiNardo, the long-time chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, will not return to the position next year and will instead run for the party’s vice chair position. DiNardo has endorsed Vice Chair Nick Balletto to succeed her.

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