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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Don’t Waste the Incredible Possibilities of Rail in Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow | August 19, 2016 10:00am

If you live in Connecticut, chances are you run across abandoned or barely used rail lines all the time. Our state has a rich railway history, and we must take advantage of that to reuse what we have and create new, better lines that will connect us with the rest of the country and beyond. Rail, not highways, are our future.

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OP-ED | Mileage Tax? Don’t Even Bother Studying It

by Robert A. Cuozzo | August 19, 2016 9:00am

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I am a life-long Democrat and have voted the straight party line for some time. In addition, I have lived in Connecticut my entire life. That is why I am absolutely aghast that the democratically controlled General Assembly is considering resurrecting the mileage tax.

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August 18, 2016

CBIA Targeting 15 Legislative Races With $400K

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s largest business lobby plans to spend $400,000 to target 15 legislative races, four in the state Senate and 11 in the House.

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August 12, 2016

Racial Profiling Group Struggles With How To Present Traffic Stop Data

by Jack Kramer | August 12, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

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August 5, 2016

Feds Settle Dispute Over Voter Registration

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2016 4:04pm

The U.S. Justice Department settled its dispute with Connecticut officials Friday claiming the state has done enough to resolve concerns that it wasn’t complying with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard

by Susan Bigelow | July 29, 2016 10:00am

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Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located in the city’s South Meadows, so the city can develop the land.

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July 21, 2016

Legislative Committee Mulls Future of Hartford’s Brainard Airport

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2016 10:58am

Doug Hardy / CTNewsJunkie A public hearing Wednesday on whether it’s a good idea for Hartford’s Brainard Airport to remain open turned into a heated debate as to what benefit the city of Hartford and its residents receive from its continued operation.

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June 29, 2016

Expect The Roads To Be Crowded On July 4th

by Cara Rosner | June 29, 2016 12:00pm

A record number of people plan to travel over the upcoming holiday weekend and, as usual, most will do so by car, according to AAA.

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June 28, 2016

Brexit Good For European Travel Deals

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2016 2:30pm

shutterstock Ok, your 401K is taking a pounding because of the Brexit crisis and the impact it is having on the stock market.

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Mixed Messages Sent Over Connecticut’s Exploration of A Mileage Tax

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2016 10:30am

Douglas Healey file photo Connecticut Republican lawmakers were surprised to read the Washington Post this weekend and learn that as a member of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, Connecticut has applied for a federal grant to launch a pilot program for a mileage tax.

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