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October 24, 2018

Salary, Other Benefits Become An Issue In One Senate District

by Christine Stuart | Oct 24, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Colchester | East Haddam | East Hampton | Essex | Lyme | Old Saybrook

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HARTFORD, CT — On paper it looks like state Rep. Melissa Ziobron, who is in a pitched battle for a state Senate seat, was the highest paid state legislator in 2017.

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August 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff Sentenced to Year and a Day in Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Aug 27, 2015 1:35pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | State Capitol | East Hampton

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 3:44 p.m.) Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick | Feb 26, 2015 6:26pm
Posted to: Education | Opinion | State Capitol | East Hampton | Glastonbury

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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October 24, 2013

Former State Rep. Gail Hamm Dies

by Staff Report | Oct 24, 2013 2:45pm
Posted to: Town News | East Hampton | Middletown

Courtesy of the House Democratic caucus Former East Hampton state Rep. Gail Hamm, an attorney who served in the legislature for 14 years before her retirement, has died.

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October 7, 2013

Merrill Lauds Judge’s Decision To Give Westport Candidates Ballot Access; Minor Parties Celebrate

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Oct 7, 2013 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election Policy | Equality | Town News | East Hampton | Middletown | Westport | Local Politics

Courtesy of the Judicial Branch (Updated 4:46 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is lauding a judge’s order permitting a minor political party’s candidates to appear on the ballot in Westport and East Hampton’s municipal election despite their failure to comply with state election law.

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February 28, 2012

A View of Malloy’s Education Proposal From The Classroom

by Natalie Missakian | Feb 28, 2012 5:29am
Posted to: Education | Town News | Cheshire | East Hampton | Hartford | Marlborough | Meriden

Amy Farrior, a first-grade teacher in Marlborough, was excited at first when she heard Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calling 2012 the year for education reform.  But then she heard the governor’s remarks on tenure, and how he suggests teachers can earn it. “Basically the only thing you have to do is show up,” he said.

Farrior says she was shocked.

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