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October 16, 2014

Visconti Tries To Steer Opponents Toward Budget Deficit

by Hugh McQuaid | October 16, 2014 8:41pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo NEW LONDON — During his first gubernatorial debate appearance, third-party candidate Joe Visconti used nearly every question to try to get Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley to debate projected state budget deficits.

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October 14, 2014

Family Keeps Sen. Maynard On Ballot Despite Uncertain Recovery

by Hugh McQuaid | October 14, 2014 11:59am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Sen. Andrew Maynard will appear on the ballot next month despite continued complications with his recovery from injuries sustained during a serious fall at his Stonington home 11 weeks ago, according to a Tuesday statement from his family.

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Visconti Gets His Turn

by Hugh McQuaid | October 14, 2014 4:30am

Christine Stuart file photo While his major party opponents are busy playing host to high-profile surrogates this week, unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti is hoping to make a “quantum leap” in voter support with his first debate appearance.

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January 24, 2014

OP-ED | Blindly Financing the Common Core

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 24, 2014 12:42am

After a six month sabbatical from political writing, it’s depressing to realize that here in Corrupticut, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — or, as one of my favorite bands would put it, “The Song Remains The Same.”

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December 12, 2013

OP-ED | This Holiday Season, Consider the Value of Volunteerism

by Alva Greenberg | December 12, 2013 9:55pm

Serve Here CT The holiday season is an occasion to spend time with family and friends. It affords us a shared opportunity to express gratitude for life, love, and food.

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May 13, 2013

What’s Next For Air Traffic Control Towers?

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2013 4:45pm

The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to keep open 149 small airport control towers, including six in Connecticut, but tower operators and lawmakers are concerned about what will happen at the end of the fiscal year.

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March 6, 2013

New London Lawmaker Turns Defiant, Challenges New Speaker

by Hugh McQuaid | March 6, 2013 4:17pm

An inappropriate comment by a lawmaker has the new House speaker dealing with his first major controversy and looking to establish a standing protocol on sexual harassment.

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March 1, 2013

Inappropriate Remark Cost Lawmaker His Leadership Position

by Christine Stuart | March 1, 2013 5:29am

(Updated 1:25 p.m.) House Speaker Brendan Sharkey removed a veteran lawmaker from his leadership position Thursday for an inappropriate remark he made last week during a budget hearing.

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January 7, 2013

Lawmaker Calls For Metal Detectors At Capitol; Leaders Leaning Away

by Christine Stuart | January 7, 2013 3:45pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo A New London lawmaker wants to make sure lawmakers are able to make tough decisions that’s why he’s proposing legislation that would require the state to borrow money to install metal detectors at the entrance of the state Capitol and the Legislative Office Building.

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October 15, 2012

Corporate Personhood Takes Stage At Debate

by Paul Bass | October 15, 2012 8:12pm

Linda McMahon came out for corporations’ “free speech rights” in bankrolling campaigns — then said that, unlike her opponent, Chris Murphy, she doesn’t need their money.

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