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Election 2018

November 15, 2018

Mistake In Essex Prompts Recount

by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2018 2:25pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Essex

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It looked like all the numbers had been crunched in last week’s election, but a last-minute correction put the race for the 33rd state Senate District within a margin that requires a recount, officials with the Secretary of the State’s office said Thursday.

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November 14, 2018

Lamont’s Campaign Promises

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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In the heat of a Democratic primary this summer Gov. -elect Ned Lamont said he wanted to fully fund the Education Cost Sharing formula and fully fund PILOT, which is the money cities and towns receive for non-taxable property.

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November 13, 2018

After Recount, Aresimowicz Wins By 50 Votes

by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2018 4:24pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Berlin | Southington

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BERLIN, CT — Twenty-five people crowded into a small conference room at Town Hall to recount ballots in House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s race against Republican Michael Gagliardi.

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Kokoruda Survives Recount

by Jack Kramer | Nov 13, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Durham | Madison

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MADISON, CT —It took long into the night Monday to confirm, but Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, R-Madison, is going back to serve a fifth term in the House of Representatives.

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November 12, 2018

Cabrera, Dems Hold Recount Rally In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Nov 12, 2018 8:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ansonia

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ANSONIA, CT — The losing candidate (as of publication time) in the election to represent the state Senate’s 17th District rallied with about 30 supporters in front of City Hall Monday to keep all eyes on Ansonia as a recount in the race proceeds.

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ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation


We in Connecticut never agree on anything except how miserable we all are, but on Tuesday over 85 percent of voters ratified the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. One, which will create a constitutional “lockbox” for the Special Transportation Fund, has the potential to influence our lives in a big way — but how is that going to work?

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Herbst: ‘Connecticut Republicans Need A Political Enema’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 12, 2018 5:23am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — What if Republican Bob Stefanowski had distanced himself from Republican President Donald Trump on just a few occasions? Or what if there hadn’t been such a bloody primary with so many candidates?

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November 9, 2018

Legislative Leaders Re-elected

by Christine Stuart | Nov 9, 2018 12:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Incumbents and newly elected legislators traveled to Hartford over the last two days to re-elect most of the leaders of the four General Assembly caucuses.

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Logan Now Ahead In State Senate Race, Recount Ordered

by Valley Independent Sentinel Staff | Nov 9, 2018 7:20am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ansonia | Bethany | Derby | Haddam | Naugatuck | Woodbridge

Revised tallies submitted to the secretary of the state now show Sen. George Logan of Ansonia winning re-election Tuesday by just 65 votes. It comes a day after election results showed Jorge Cabrera, the Democratic challenger from Hamden, won the 17th District seat in the state Senate.

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November 8, 2018

OP-ED | Amid The Chaos Of Trump and 2018, Lamont Offers A Glimmer Of Hope

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 8, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Opinion | SCOTUS | White House | Greenwich

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For Connecticut’s political watchers, the chaotic Trump presidency and the state’s dire fiscal condition have conspired to consume so much of our attention that we’ve scarcely had time to brush our teeth.

But Tuesday’s elections proved an especially enervating experience and one that could have a profound effect on the state and the nation. The so-called “blue wave” that was supposed to sweep the nation was modest, given the fact that Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. Still, Democrats took over the House and they flipped seven governor’s seats.

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