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December 7, 2017

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off In First Debate

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Seven of the Republican candidates running for governor squared off in their first debate of the 2018 election cycle and largely agreed they don’t like “career politicians.” But they offered mixed opinions about how they would handle the state’s budget and grow the economy.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Bob Stefanowski, and David Stemerman were qualified under the threshold set by the Republican Party to join the debate, but did not attend. Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton, who is exploring a run for an undetermined statewide office but not necessarily governor, was added to the stage an hour after the debate started.

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December 4, 2017

Mattei Switches Gears to Seek AG’s Office

by Jack Kramer | December 4, 2017 12:17pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Earlier this year Chris Mattei, best known for putting former Gov. John G. Rowland in jail a second time, was one of the first Democratic candidates to say he was interested in running for governor in 2018. On Monday, Mattei changed course.

He announced outside of the State Supreme Court, and in front of a large crowd of family and supporters, that he is now a candidate for Attorney General, the second Democrat to state his intention to run for the seat that will be vacated next year by Democrat George Jepsen.

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November 27, 2017

Malloy Touts Investment In Arkansas-Based Company

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2017 3:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Arkansas-based SCA Pharmaceuticals opened its new location in Windsor last week and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the facility Monday to help cut the ribbon and make it official.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | November 10, 2017 2:09am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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July 21, 2017

Follow Up Study Narrows Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops to 18 Police Officers

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2017 11:00am

ART OLYMPIC VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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May 12, 2017

Bond Commission Disagrees Over Agenda and Casting A Vote; Fitch Downgrades State’s Rating

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2017 11:58am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:28 p.m.) It was only the second state Bond Commission meeting of the year, but much like the state budget negotiations there were disagreements about almost everything on the agenda, including how members cast their votes. And shortly afterward, the state got some bad news with respect to its bond rating.

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May 8, 2017

Lawmakers Engage On Fiscal Crisis

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Spending cuts will be difficult, but increasing income taxes on the wealthy hasn’t returned the amount of money the state anticipated, Sen. Cathy Osten told a group of about 15 people Sunday.

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February 28, 2017

State Senate Remains Tied After Special Election

by Christine Stuart | February 28, 2017 9:42pm

Courtesy of Facebook With control of the state Senate hanging in the balance, voters in two Senate districts headed to the polls Tuesday to see if they could upset a deal brokered by party leaders.

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February 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Little Special Election That Could? Windsor Republican May Tip Senate to GOP

by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 5:30am

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As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.

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February 6, 2017

Rowland Prosecutor: We All Have An Obligation to Resist Trump’s Worst Impulses

by Christine Stuart | February 6, 2017 5:29am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Chris Mattei, the former federal prosecutor who sent former Gov. John G. Rowland to prison for receiving secret campaign payments, spoke to the Windsor Democratic Town Committee Thursday about his recent editorial on the public perception of political corruption.

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