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Election 2018

November 16, 2018

OP-ED | How Safe Are Connecticut’s U.S. House Seats?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Opinion | 2nd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD

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Pretty darn safe. For now.

Jahana Hayes won a big victory in Nancy Johnson’s old stomping grounds on November 6, as what was once a reliable Republican district continues its seemingly unstoppable march into Democratic hands.

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November 15, 2018

OP-ED | Try As They Might, Politicians Will Never Silence Journalists

by Barth Keck | Nov 15, 2018 6:50pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Norwalk

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It was not all that surprising when staffers for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski prevented reporter Kaitlyn Krasselt and photographer Peter Hvizdak from entering his election-night headquarters, telling the Hearst Media journalists they must leave because of the Stefanowski camp’s “objections to coverage.”

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Malloy Administration Recommends Budget Changes He Was Unable to Get Over Goal Line

by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2018 4:20pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — With no fanfare Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office handed off what’s called a “transition budget” to Gov.-elect Ned Lamont’s team Thursday.

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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

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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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