It happens every municipal election cycle. Everyone drags out the mystic runes and Ouija boards to try and divine what it all means for the next state and federal elections. This is usually a futile task. But in the upside-down world of 2017, it may not be.
November 10, 2017
November 7, 2017
Change was in the air for many districts in Connecticut Tuesday and both major parties were celebrating some local victories as results started coming in. But as the evening wore on, it became clear that Democrats were picking up seats and gaining control of councils and school boards in a lot of Republican towns, mirroring similar gains being reported in other states.
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut voters are heading to the polls until 8 p.m. today to vote for their mayors, first selectmen, and all the members of their local boards and commissions.
November 3, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — While local officials initially celebrated passage of the two-year bipartisan budget, they may be not be as happy after learning it stranded millions of dollars and made towns responsible for about $20 million in elderly tax relief.
I’ve been looking through candidate profiles on CTNewsJunkie’s local election site, Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, and it’s been a window into the hopes, fears, worries, and priorities of the people in our towns.
November 1, 2017
NEW HAVEN, CT - Officials planned to mark the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, but this past weekend’s powerful storm made Tuesday’s event in New Haven even more timely.
October 27, 2017
Local elections are here. You noticed, right? Of course you did.
October 26, 2017
HARTFORD, CT - Leaders of Connecticut’s 169 towns were breathing easier Thursday after the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a $41.34 billion, two-year budget that spares huge municipal budget cuts.
October 16, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — Wall Street issued a harsh warning to Connecticut policymakers Monday when it placed the ratings of 26 municipalities and three regional school districts under review for a credit downgrade.