by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 5:30am
The Connecticut Republican Party is claiming that East Granby resident Tami Zawistowski’s victory over Peter Hill in the 61st House District race was a referendum on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
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by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 10:01pm
STAMFORD — The backdrop for the biggest Republican Party fundraiser of the year was the indictment of former Republican governor and WTIC talk show host John G. Rowland.
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by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2014 12:56pm
A nonprofit environmental group filed a complaint against the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development last week arguing that it didn’t do an environmental study before choosing to locate the headquarters of a hedge fund on waterfront property in Stamford.
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by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm
The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2014 5:34pm
In a tight vote with just minutes to spare before its deadline, the Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday to reduce heightened penalty zones for selling drugs near schools.
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by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 3:28pm
He might be the Speaker of the House, but Brendan Sharkey’s proposal to get private colleges and hospitals to pay property taxes to municipalities is not a slam dunk.
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by Terry D. Cowgill | March 21, 2014 5:30am
As the General Assembly considers where to whack away in its interminable quest to balance the state’s books, the talk inevitably turns to law enforcement — if only grudgingly. After all, no one wants people’s lives to be in more danger just because taxpayers are in a miserly mood.
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by Steve Werbner | March 20, 2014 8:51am
Despite a stalled economic recovery and uncertainties on the future of state aid to municipalities – some lawmakers still seek passage of two (not just one) significant unfunded state mandates on our communities, known as ‘mental-mental’ bills.
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by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2014 3:53pm
If she was forced to choose, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said she prefers Sen. Martin Looney’s proposal to change how cities and towns receive money from the payment in lieu of taxes program.
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by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2014 5:30am
Last week, the city of New Haven used its Everbridge Emergency Notification System to remind residents that the deadline to sign up for Obamacare was fast approaching.
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