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May 3, 2018

OP-ED | Settling for Ned

by Susan Bigelow | May 3, 2018 2:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Opinion

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Suddenly, there is clarity. A confusingly crowded governor’s race has contracted, and on the Democratic side a genuine frontrunner has emerged in Ned Lamont.

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April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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January 19, 2018

OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 19, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion

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Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2017 11:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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April 13, 2017

Malloy Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 2:03pm
Posted to: Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended the speculation Thursday about whether he will seek a third term. He won’t. Malloy, 61, gathered his staff on the fourth floor of the state Capitol Thursday to deliver the news before heading down to a 2 p.m. press conference.

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December 8, 2016

Trump Nominates McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

by Christine Stuart | Dec 8, 2016 12:23am
Posted to: Business | Startups | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Jobs | Greenwich

CTNewsJunkie file photo Twice-defeated U.S. Senate candidate and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was nominated Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump to head the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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November 16, 2015

State Employees Targeted As A Liability During Greenwich Economic Forum

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2010 | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Greenwich

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s public sector employee unions took a beating Sunday during a forum at the Greenwich Public Library.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Elevates Deputy To Chief of Staff

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2015 10:45am
Posted to: Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Jobs | State Capitol | Stamford

Christine Stuart photo Brian Durand, a trusted adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy before his first failed gubernatorial campaign in 2006, has been elevated to become Malloy’s third chief of staff.

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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | Aug 19, 2015 1:15pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Veterans Affairs | White House

Christine Stuart photo Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.

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June 4, 2015

Malloy Says He Won’t Veto The Budget

by Elizabeth Regan and Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2015 3:57pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | State Budget | Special Session | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy won’t veto the two-year, $40.3 billion budget that increases taxes by nearly $2 billion, even though on the campaign trail last fall he promised no new taxes.

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