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July 25, 2014

OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 11:00am

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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July 24, 2014

State Bond Commission Gets Ready To Approve $722.3M In Borrowing

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Restoring the stained glass skylights at the state Capitol is just one of the many items on Friday’s state Bond Commission agenda.

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July 22, 2014

2014 Surplus Revised Upward Due To Federal Funds

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2014 3:00pm

CTNJ file photo Earlier this month, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo predicted the state would end the year with a $33.2 million surplus. But thanks to additional federal money, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has revised revenues upward by $63 million over last month’s forecast.

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July 21, 2014

Boughton Gives Bacchiochi His Support

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had been teamed up with Heather Bond Somers, but last week he was offering state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi his full-throated support.

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July 18, 2014

OP-ED | Fix the Process

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | July 18, 2014 2:40pm

Soon we will be inundated with messages all saying the wrong thing.

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OP-ED | State Needs to Prioritize How It Spends Transportation Money

by Suzanne Bates | July 18, 2014 1:00pm

With Connecticut coming in last or nearly last on so many nationwide lists, we may be numb to another dose of bad news. But this week’s report that we are tied for last place for our poor road quality demands action.

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July 11, 2014

OP-ED | Charter Advocates Give New Meaning To ‘Chutzpah’

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 11, 2014 8:00am

Chutzpah: unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

The traditional definition of chutzpah is someone who kills his mother and father and then claims being an orphan as a mitigating circumstance.

I’ve been reminded of this word constantly as the FUSE/Jumoke charter scandal unfolded over the last two weeks.

L’Affaire Sharpe has been quite astonishing, because as a mere mortal, not a Crony of Dan Malloy or part of of the Charter Chicanery Circus, I underwent more due diligence than Sharpe to become a creative writing instructor for an after-school program at one of the local elementary schools for the non-hefty fee of a few hundred bucks.

To teach this Afters program, run by the Cos Cob Elementary School PTA, I had to undergo a criminal background check.

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July 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Speaking Fee Raises Questions About UConn Foundation Transparency

by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 5:30am

Megan Merrigan file photo Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.

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June 26, 2014

OP-ED | We Need Information to Vote and Govern

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | June 26, 2014 11:32pm

We sometimes forget that government and politics are two different functions. The connection — of course — is that if you win at politics, you get to govern.

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June 20, 2014

OP-ED | Breathing Easier: Will Tolls Offer Relief From Highway Congestion?

by Terry D. Cowgill | June 20, 2014 5:30am

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Advocates of bringing tolls back to Connecticut’s major highways think they’ve found a better way to approach the problem. And with so-called congestion pricing, they just might be right.

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