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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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September 1, 2017

Republican Lawmakers, State Election Regulators Spar During Hearing

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators laid out their case Thursday during a sometimes contentious four-hour hearing in which they tried to prove that mentioning Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s name on mailers in 2014 without asking his opponent or the Republican Party to pay for it violated state election laws.

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August 29, 2017

Two Republican Lawmakers Vow To Fight Elections Enforcement

by Christine Stuart | August 29, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Two Republican lawmakers said it’s ridiculous that state election regulators would subpoena them to show up for a hearing this week that they welcomed more than two years ago.

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November 17, 2016

Democrats Still Hold 79-72 Majority In House After Recounts

by Jack Kramer | November 17, 2016 5:25pm

Jack Kramer photo Three recounts in House of Representative races have been completed and, in each case, the one leading after Election Night on Nov. 8 won the race.

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November 9, 2016

Recounts Ordered In Three House Races

by Jack Kramer | November 9, 2016 4:18pm

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(Updated 10:26 a.m. Thursday)

HARTFORD, CT — The Democrats are still in charge of the Connecticut House of Representatives, but at the moment their majority is much smaller with the loss of eight seats.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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October 27, 2014

ANALYSIS | Moderate Esty Appeals To Liberals, Or Liberal Esty Appeals To Moderates?

by Matt DeRienzo | October 27, 2014 6:30am


On a recent day on the campaign trail, 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty sat down with the board of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. She talked about helping businesspeople work through some federal regulations that could be eased for them.

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July 28, 2014

In Crowded Primary, Somers Touts Her Business Credentials

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2014 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo Heather Bond Somers of Groton may have been an unknown candidate for lieutenant governor several months ago, but due to some high-profile missteps by at least one of her opponents Republican voters are giving the newcomer to state politics a second look.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 12:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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September 28, 2013

Congressional Republicans Are Targets of Sharp Elbows at JJB Dinner

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2013 8:09pm

Doug Hardy Photo SOUTHINGTON — With their keynote speaker unable to leave the Beltway because of the looming government shutdown, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed the Democrats’ largest fundraiser of the year and described House Republicans in Washington as the “barbarians at the wall.”

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