by Lon Seidman | Feb 7, 2019 2:32pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Chester | Deep River | Essex | Local Politics | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Taxes
Some say our proud Yankee mentality in the “land of steady habits” is to blame for our lack of regional school districts.
But a look at current education law suggests otherwise: local voters are more likely rejecting an overly rigid state regionalization law that requires small towns to cede all local fiscal and policy decisions to neighboring larger towns, with no way of ever getting out of the arrangement. And in some cases some towns could end up paying more while neighboring towns pay less. What voter would support that?
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 1, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Energy | Public Safety | Weather | Essex | Energy Sector
HARTFORD, CT — A freshman lawmaker is wasting no time challenging Connecticut’s largest utility company.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2018 3:25pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Essex
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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by Christine Stuart | Oct 24, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Colchester | East Haddam | East Hampton | Essex | Lyme | Old Saybrook
HARTFORD, CT — On paper it looks like state Rep. Melissa Ziobron, who is in a pitched battle for a state Senate seat, was the highest paid state legislator in 2017.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 28, 2016 1:13pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Town News | Essex | Westbrook
The Connecticut Republican Party is taking aim at another state Senate candidate for mentioning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a mailing.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 15, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Equality | FOIA | State Capitol | Essex | Westbrook
Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.
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