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Election 2018

January 14, 2019

Bipartisan Panel on Contested Stratford Election To Interview Witnesses

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | State Capitol | Stratford

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HARTFORD, CT — A four-member bipartisan committee of the House of Representatives began its review Friday of the contested election in Stratford.

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January 11, 2019

Lamont Spent $15.8M On Campaign

by Christine Stuart | Jan 11, 2019 11:51am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Not including the cost of the transition, Gov. Ned Lamont spent about $15.8 million of his own money on his successful race for governor.

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January 9, 2019

Inauguration Day: Lamont, Bysiewicz, House & Senate All Sworn In

by CTNewsJunkie | Jan 9, 2019 12:50pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Ned Lamont was sworn in as the 89th governor of the state on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. by former Chief Justice Chase Rogers, a close family friend. Earlier, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz was sworn in during a ceremony in the state Senate where she will preside.

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Firmly In the Minority, Republicans Stay On Message

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — When the 2019 session opens today there will be fewer Republicans than in the past, but that doesn’t mean they are going to change their message.

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January 8, 2019

East Haven Rep. Makes Five Departing Lawmakers

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2019 9:41am
Posted to: Election 2018 | East Haven

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EAST HAVEN, CT — East Haven Democratic State Rep. James Albis won’t take the oath of office Wednesday and instead will take a senior position with Gov-elect Ned Lamont’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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Tweed Airport, East Hartford Lose Larson To Higher Ed

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Local Politics | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN —With its executive director leaving after a decade-long run for a high-level state position, Tweed New Haven-Regional Airport is about to enter another chapter with a yet-to-be-named new leader on board.

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January 4, 2019

The 2019 Session Will Be Full of Fresh Faces

by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2019 11:44am
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — There will be nine freshman Democratic Senators chairing committees and there are 11 new House committee chairs for the 2019 legislative session set to begin Wednesday.

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January 2, 2019

Lamont Nominates Senator To Head Office of Early Childhood

by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2019 10:18am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bloomfield | Burlington | Farmington | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — There will be a special election in the state Senate District that includes Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington and West Hartford. That’s because Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has nominated Sen. Beth Bye to lead the Office of Early Childhood.

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Lamont Administration Begins To Take Shape

by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Governor-elect Ned Lamont stayed busy during the holidays last week filling out a number of key administrative appointments as he heads toward his Jan. 9 inauguration.

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December 31, 2018

OP-ED | Jahana Hayes: The Ideal Representative for Today’s Changing Times

by Barth Keck | Dec 31, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Waterbury

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Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

—Bob Dylan (1964)

If Robert Allen Zimmerman — aka Bob Dylan — thought the times were changing in 1964, he must be looking at today’s times as an absolute transfiguration.

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