by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2015 2:16pm
As soon as the polls closed on Tuesday, the party machines went into action in an effort to convince the news media that their side had won this year’s municipal elections.
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by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 10:41pm
Voters in Pennsylvania received timely election results on their computers and mobile devices Tuesday, but voters in Connecticut will have to wait until next year for a similar service.
Continue reading "Next Year Connecticut Voters Will Get Immediate Election Results, But Not In 2017" »
by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 5:30am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s name isn’t on the ballot today, but you wouldn’t know it from the Republican Party’s rhetoric, robocalls, or mailers.
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by Elizabeth Regan | October 23, 2015 12:30pm
Another reduction in state funding has Connecticut libraries questioning whether they can continue a model that emphasizes local control.
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by Elizabeth Regan | October 22, 2015 4:30am
As plans for the MGM Springfield casino continue to diminish in scope, Connecticut’s two sovereign Indian tribes are moving forward with efforts to maintain their market share through a satellite casino in the north central part of the state.
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by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2015 11:03am
A former mayor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, likes to remind his former municipal colleagues that he’s maintained municipal aid to cities and towns during his tenure.
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by Elizabeth Regan | October 1, 2015 1:41pm
The two sovereign Indian tribes planning to build a satellite casino north of Hartford have released a request for proposals for potential host municipalities, but it leaves much to the imagination.
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by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2015 1:27pm
Former state Rep. Christina Ayala will be prohibited from seeking office for two years under the terms of her guilty plea, entered Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court.
Continue reading "With Jury Selection Scheduled for Monday, Ayala Pleads Guilty in Bridgeport" »
by Susan Bigelow | September 11, 2015 9:00am
Primary night is finally upon us! Here’s a quick rundown of possible outcomes, questions that will hopefully be answered, and what’s at stake.
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by Susan Bigelow | September 4, 2015 8:00am
I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Pushing Out Panhandlers Won’t Solve Suburban Poverty" »