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October 3, 2017

Local Elected Officials: ‘We Need A Budget - Now!’

by Jack Kramer | Oct 3, 2017 12:25pm
Posted to: Town News | Wallingford | Waterbury | State Budget

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie WALLINGFORD, CT - Hours before the House was to vote Tuesday on overriding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto, mayors, first selectman and other elected officials from scores of municipalities implored the legislature and governor to get a budget done.

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September 6, 2017

Drew Names Freshman State Representative As Running Mate

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 11:34am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Cheshire | Middletown | Southington | Wallingford

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie CHESHIRE, CT — In what could be viewed as an unconventional move, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, announced Wednesday that he was naming a freshman state representative as his running mate.

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January 31, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Miranda Lambert Coming to Center Stage at Mohegan Sun Arena

by Kelly Byrnes | Jan 31, 2017 2:54am
Posted to: Arts | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post | Hartford | Stamford | Uncasville | Wallingford

Are you itching to catch the finest entertainment the state has to offer? Check out these hot events before it’s too late!

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November 9, 2016

Recounts Ordered In Three House Races

by Jack Kramer | Nov 9, 2016 5:18pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Cheshire | East Haven | Southington | Wallingford

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(Updated 10:26 a.m. Thursday)

HARTFORD, CT — The Democrats are still in charge of the Connecticut House of Representatives, but at the moment their majority is much smaller with the loss of eight seats.

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July 20, 2016

Connecticut Filmmakers Make Pitch For Recovery High Schools

by Jack Kramer | Jul 20, 2016 3:38pm
Posted to: Education | Public Health | Branford | Guilford | Wallingford

Courtesy of Generation Found Two Connecticut men who made a film tracking a recovery high school in Houston over the course of two years said Connecticut needs to jump on board if it’s serious about battling drug addiction.

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April 1, 2016

Finance Committee Considers Giving Up State Admissions Tax

by Christine Stuart | Apr 1, 2016 10:59am
Posted to: Taxes | Hartford | Wallingford

It will cost the state about $2.2 million in revenue starting in 2018, but several members on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee felt it would eliminate inequity in the current tax structure and help municipalities.

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March 29, 2016

Senate Approves Bzdyra As DMV Commissioner

by Jack Kramer | Mar 29, 2016 9:55pm
Posted to: State Capitol | Wallingford | DMV

Christine Stuart file photo The Senate voted 35-1 on Tuesday to appoint Michael Bzdyra to become the state’s next Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner, despite his admission that he doesn’t hold a master’s degree.

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March 16, 2016

Malloy Names New Leadership Team To Head DMV

by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2016 12:40pm
Posted to: Taxes | Transportation | DMV | Middletown | Wallingford

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hoping the nomination of a new leadership team with experience in both the public and private sector will help modernize the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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March 15, 2016

Lawmaker Hopes This Is The Year Connecticut Regulates Drone Use

by Jack Kramer | Mar 15, 2016 12:07pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Education | Ethics | Town News | Wallingford | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

The state cannot afford to delay taking action on regulating the weaponized use of drones, according to Rep. Mary Mushinsky, D-Wallingford.

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September 4, 2015

DEEP Revises Storm Water Permit

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2015 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Town News | Wallingford | Legal | Transportation

Compromise is never easy, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hoping municipalities and environmentalists will find their new storm water permit regulations better than the first.

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