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September 19, 2018

OP-ED | Banned Books? Not So Much in Connecticut

by Barth Keck | Sep 19, 2018 7:59pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Education | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | Education Opinion | White House | Brookfield | Manchester | Stonington

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What’s a public library to do when a patron offers to donate a copy of Bob Woodward’s recent bestseller Fear, an account of dysfunction in the Trump White House? Why, it politely declines the offer, of course.

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August 31, 2018

Malloy Appeals FEMA Denial of Assistance for May Tornadoes

by Peter Urban | Aug 31, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Insurance | Weather | Brookfield

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this week filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider its decision denying individual assistance to homeowners in New Haven and Fairfield counties who suffered losses from severe storms on May 15.

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August 26, 2016

Republican Seeks To Leverage Local Experience In Run For Congress

by Max Moran | Aug 26, 2016 1:55pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | 5th CD | Election 2016 | Brookfield | Cheshire | Sherman

CTNewsJunkie file photo The 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District last elected a Republican in 2006, but Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is hoping to end his party’s losing streak.

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July 20, 2016

Republican Reinstated To Voter Rolls in Brookfield

by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2016 10:31am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Legal | Brookfield

Courtesy of Bysiewicz A Brookfield Republican who was removed as a member of the party by the former Registrar of Voters was reinstated Tuesday by a new Republican Registrar.

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May 20, 2016

OP-ED | Florida Bound: The Puzzling Popularity of Jodi Rell

by Terry Cowgill | May 20, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | State Capitol | Brookfield

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As a recovering English teacher, one of best things about covering politics is it’s rich with irony — which coincidentally happens to be my favorite literary device. Within days of each other last week, we learned two things: lawmakers in Hartford had passed what state Rep. Roberta Willis described as an “unpleasant” budget that closed a nearly $1 billion deficit. And they did so without major tax increases.

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February 10, 2016

Merrill Calls For Abolition Of Party Loyalty Tests

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Feb 10, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Brookfield

CTNJ file photo A state law that allows registrars to impose a loyalty test on voters should be stripped out of the statute book, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said.

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February 8, 2016

Brookfield Woman Sues After GOP Officials Bar Her From Voting In Republican Primary

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Feb 8, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Town News | Brookfield | Legal

Contributed A former Brookfield Board of Education member is asking a federal judge to overturn a loyalty test imposed by the town’s Republican leaders that bars her from voting in the GOP’s April 26 presidential primary.

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January 9, 2015

Three Special Elections To Be Held Feb. 24

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2015 1:47pm
Posted to: Election 2015 | Local Politics | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Brookfield

Creative Commons Three special elections will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, to fill three vacancies left by two state representatives and a state senator who didn’t take the oath of office.

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December 27, 2013

OP-ED | Rising Gasoline and Diesel Taxes Should be Used for Road and Bridge Repairs

by Rep. David A. Scribner | Dec 27, 2013 2:18pm
Posted to: Opinion | Taxes | Transportation | Bethel | Brookfield | Danbury

Earlier this year Connecticut motorists received unwelcome news when one of the state’s two taxes on gasoline increased by 8.81 percent.

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