by Susan Bigelow | Dec 22, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Opinion | Taxes | State Capitol | White House
Republicans in Connecticut have long perfected the art of holding two contradictory thoughts in their minds at once: they are Republicans, but they are also not Republicans, if you know what I mean.
It’s a convenient way of thinking, and it serves them well. Maybe it serves all of us well. Here are all these folks, these friends and neighbors, these decent and kind people, whose political party both is and isn’t the monster down in D.C. enabling a dangerous loose cannon of a president as he — and they — gleefully undermine small-d democratic norms.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Connecticut Republicans Can’t Run From the National GOP Anymore" »
by Peter Urban | Dec 11, 2017 1:30pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2017 | Ethics | Federal Budget | White House
House and Senate Republican leaders are looking to quickly reach consensus on an overhaul of tax policy this week in hopes of sending a final bill to President Donald Trump before year’s end.
Both chambers have approved separate tax measures and must now negotiate a final bill that would be brought before the House and Senate — without amendment — for a final up-or-down vote.
Continue reading "DC NEWS JUNKIE | GOP Seeks Tax Cut Deal; Himes Presses for Trump Jr. Subpoena; Senators Split" »
by Jack Kramer | Nov 21, 2017 5:15pm
Posted to: Election 2017 | East Haven
NEW HAVEN, CT - A Superior Court Judge upheld East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr.’s re-election Tuesday after his challenger questioned the results and asked for a recount.
Continue reading "Judge Upholds East Haven Election Results" »
by Jack Kramer | Nov 20, 2017 3:13pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2017 | East Haven | New Haven
NEW HAVEN, CT — A Superior Court judge will rule Tuesday on whether to order a recount over the hotly contested Nov. 7 East Haven mayoral election after two days of testimony.
Continue reading "Judge To Rule On East Haven Recount Tuesday" »
by Jack Kramer | Nov 17, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2017 | East Haven
EAST HAVEN, CT — The losing mayoral candidate in November’s hotly contested, close election filed a lawsuit in New Haven Superior Court this week asking for a recount and claiming there were improprieties before and during the event by town officials, including Mayor Joe Maturo.
Continue reading "Losing Candidate Takes East Haven Mayor To Court, Asks for Recount" »
by Susan Bigelow | Nov 10, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Town News | Local Politics | Opinion
It happens every municipal election cycle. Everyone drags out the mystic runes and Ouija boards to try and divine what it all means for the next state and federal elections. This is usually a futile task. But in the upside-down world of 2017, it may not be.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Are All Politics National, Now?" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2017 1:34pm
Posted to: Election 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The Democratic Party was taking a victory lap Wednesday based on gains they made nationally and here in Connecticut in Tuesday’s election.
Continue reading "As Dust Settles on Election 2017, Democrats Claim Victory" »
by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:46pm
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bristol | Derby | East Haven | New Britain | Trumbull | Local Politics
Change was in the air for many districts in Connecticut Tuesday and both major parties were celebrating some local victories as results started coming in. But as the evening wore on, it became clear that Democrats were picking up seats and gaining control of councils and school boards in a lot of Republican towns, mirroring similar gains being reported in other states.
Continue reading "Connecticut Voters Produce Some Surprises As Election 2017 Comes to a Close" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:09am
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bloomfield | Bristol | Farmington | Greenwich | Westport
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut voters are heading to the polls until 8 p.m. today to vote for their mayors, first selectmen, and all the members of their local boards and commissions.
Continue reading "It’s Election Day! Voters Head to the Polls for Municipal Elections" »
by Susan Bigelow | Nov 3, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Election 2017 | Town News | Local Politics | Opinion
I’ve been looking through candidate profiles on CTNewsJunkie’s local election site, Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, and it’s been a window into the hopes, fears, worries, and priorities of the people in our towns.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Economic Fears, State Budget Woes on the Minds of Municipal Election Candidates" »