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April 28, 2016

Senate Tables Debate On Increasing Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour By 2020

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2016 9:48pm

Christine Stuart photo In an unexpected move, the state Senate raised and then tabled debate on a bill that calls for an increase in the state’s minimum wage from its current $9.60 an hour to $12 an hour by Jan. 1, 2020.

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March 7, 2016

OP-ED | The Land of Steady Habits Is Maxed Out

by Timothy Herbst | March 7, 2016 6:30am

The same-old, one-size fits all approach to governing has landed our state in a perennial black hole of fiscal recklessness.

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October 30, 2015

OP-ED | Election 2015: What to Watch for on Election Night

by Susan Bigelow | October 30, 2015 11:00am

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Yes, the time of year when election signs are plastered all over town is just about over. Municipal elections are finally here! What should we be watching for on election night 2015?

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September 23, 2015

Bond Commission Gets Close To Malloy’s Self-Imposed Cap

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2015 11:53am

CTNJ file photo The state Bond Commission is poised to put another $93.7 million on the state credit card next week when it meets to approve a number of projects. The borrowing will bring it within $8.7 million of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s self-imposed, $2.5 billion bond cap for the year.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.

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December 19, 2014

DiNardo Ends 10-Year Tenure as Democratic Party Chair

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 4:00pm

CTNJ file photo Nancy DiNardo, the long-time chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, will not return to the position next year and will instead run for the party’s vice chair position. DiNardo has endorsed Vice Chair Nick Balletto to succeed her.

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October 7, 2014

Nappier Won’t Attend Debate

by Staff Report | October 7, 2014 11:39am

Hugh McQuaid file photo State Treasurer Denise Nappier won’t be attending the one and only scheduled debate in the race for state treasurer Tuesday night.

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October 6, 2014

Christie Stresses Ground Game In Third Visit

by Kristi Allen | October 6, 2014 8:12pm

Kristi Allen photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t successful cold-calling voters on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley Monday, but he told a crowd of Foley supporters they can’t stop making phone calls for another 29 days.

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August 15, 2014

Was State Investment In Running Mate’s Company A Good Deal?

by Mary E. O'Leary | August 15, 2014 6:58am

Mary O'Leary photo Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley didn’t know if the state’s equity investment in his running mate’s company met every criteria he feels is important on the use of state tax dollars.

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August 13, 2014

McKinney Endorses Foley With Ice Water

by Christine Stuart | August 13, 2014 2:21pm

Christine Stuart photos In a show of unity following a bruising primary battle, Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, allowed his opponent, Sen. John McKinney, to dump a bucket of ice water on his head at his campaign office in Trumbull.

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