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September 22, 2017

OP-ED | Soaking The Weekenders and the Dan Drew Follies

by Terry Cowgill | September 22, 2017 4:30am

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Trying to predict the end of Connecticut’s budget crisis is akin to guessing the denouement of a cinematic thriller you know nothing about. A handful of renegade Democrats have joined Republicans in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly to pass an alternative GOP budget that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vowed to veto. Lawmakers will then have to reconvene and try to come up with a bipartisan spending plan that everyone can live with. Machinations are no doubt in the works. It’s enough to make your head spin.

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September 6, 2017

Drew Names Freshman State Representative As Running Mate

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2017 10:34am

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie CHESHIRE, CT — In what could be viewed as an unconventional move, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, announced Wednesday that he was naming a freshman state representative as his running mate.

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July 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | July 20, 2017 4:30am

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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May 4, 2017

Union Refocuses Attention On Malloy’s Budget Proposal In Latest TV Ad

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2017 12:28pm

HARTFORD, CT — One of the largest healthcare unions in the state is keeping the pressure on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and urging him not to relocate a 21-bed detox and rehabilitation facility from Hartford to Middletown.

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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 12:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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September 6, 2016

Malloy, Katz Tout Family Foster Placements

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2016 1:55pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy praised the Department of Children and Families’ success in placing children who have found themselves in the foster care system with relatives or family friends.

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August 17, 2016

Dems Decry GOP Use of Same Contractor for Both Senate Republican Sites & Campaign Voter Data

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.

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June 22, 2016

Middletown Mayor Considering Gubernatorial Bid

by Middletown Press | June 22, 2016 4:30am

Cassandra Day photo Mayor Dan Drew may have an interest in running for governor of Connecticut in 2018, he said Tuesday.

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March 16, 2016

Malloy Names New Leadership Team To Head DMV

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2016 11:40am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hoping the nomination of a new leadership team with experience in both the public and private sector will help modernize the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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March 9, 2016

Poll Finds Support For Juvenile Justice Reform

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2016 5:50pm

Christine Stuart photo A poll of 500 Connecticut adults found support for moving toward a less restrictive and more rehabilitative system of juvenile justice for youthful offenders.

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