by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Windsor
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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by Jack Kramer | Dec 4, 2017 1:17pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Legal | Windsor
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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by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2017 4:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Health Care | Manufacturing | Windsor
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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by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor
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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by Jack Kramer | Jul 21, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Bloomfield | Meriden | New Milford | Newington | Norwalk | Trumbull | West Hartford | Windsor
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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by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2017 12:58pm
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | State Budget | State Capitol | Greenwich | Windsor
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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by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | Windsor
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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by Christine Stuart | Feb 28, 2017 10:42pm
Posted to: State Capitol | Bethlehem | Bloomfield | Hartford | Windsor
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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by Terry Cowgill | Feb 17, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Elections - Special Elections | Local Politics | Opinion | State Budget | Bloomfield | Hartford | Windsor
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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by Christine Stuart | Feb 6, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Windsor
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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