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Election 2018

March 8, 2019

Republican Leaders Ask Dems To Behave

by Christine Stuart | Mar 8, 2019 1:28pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The bipartisanship that existed a few months ago, perhaps because the margins between the two parties was much smaller, seems to have devolved into some name calling and finger pointing.

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February 26, 2019

Republicans Pick Up Two, Democrats Hold Onto Three

by Christine Stuart | Feb 26, 2019 10:44pm
Posted to: Elections - Special Elections | Election 2018 | Bloomfield | East Hartford | East Haven | East Windsor | Farmington | New Britain | New London | West Hartford

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Republicans picked up two seats Tuesday in five special elections held as a result of lawmakers joining Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.

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February 7, 2019

Merrill Calls For Passage of ‘Votercentric’ Laws

by Christine Stuart | Feb 7, 2019 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Following the headaches that were experienced in a number of towns on Election Day last November, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said she is recommending a number of legislative changes.

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January 30, 2019

OP-ED | Keeping an Eye on Regionalization, Charter Schools, and Other Education Issues

by Barth Keck | Jan 30, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Education | Election 2016 | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol | Danbury | Hartford | New Haven | Norwalk

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Another year, another wave of proposed laws. As a teacher, I’m always interested in how new laws might affect schools. Two specific proposals caught my eye.

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January 19, 2019

Women’s March Smaller In Numbers, But Loud With Its Message

by Jack Kramer | Jan 19, 2019 4:58pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Equality | Health Care | Housing | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | State Capitol | White House | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Whether the newness had worn off or concerns about frigid temperatures and the impending snowstorm — or perhaps it was the controversy over the movement’s national organizers — Saturday’s Women’s March didn’t have quite the look or feel of the first one in 2017.

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January 14, 2019

Bipartisan Panel on Contested Stratford Election To Interview Witnesses

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 6:30am
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 12:51pm
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 1:50pm
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 6:30am
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 10:41am
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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