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July 10, 2018

Debate Challenge Issued in Race for Treasurer

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 2:22pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s not easy being on the underticket. So candidates are doing what they can to get some attention.

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April 24, 2018

Stewart Teams Up With Tesei

by Jack Kramer | Apr 24, 2018 12:25pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | New Britain

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HARTFORD, CT—While introducing her running mate Tuesday, New Britain Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Erin Stewart let it slip that she, herself, has been wooed by a number of gubernatorial candidates to be their number two.

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March 5, 2018

Republican Hedge-fund Founder Announces Run for Governor

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 7:37pm
Posted to: The Economy | Financial Sector | Election 2018 | State Capitol | Greenwich

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HARTFORD, CT — David Stemerman, the Republican who launched a hedge fund in 2008 after moving his family to Connecticut, doesn’t want to live anywhere else.

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Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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January 17, 2018

Lamont Jumps Into Governor’s Race

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2018 8:06am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich

Screengrab HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:17 p.m.) His candidacy didn’t catch fire in 2010, but Ned Lamont, the progressive Democrat from Greenwich will try again in 2018.

Lamont plans for file his paperwork to run for governor Wednesday.

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January 10, 2018

Two More Democrats Get Into The Race For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — The former commissioner of Veterans Affairs and a former executive from Greenwich jumped into the race for governor Tuesday.

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November 7, 2017

It’s Election Day! Voters Head to the Polls for Municipal Elections

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:09am
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bloomfield | Bristol | Farmington | Greenwich | Westport

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut voters are heading to the polls until 8 p.m. today to vote for their mayors, first selectmen, and all the members of their local boards and commissions.

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September 25, 2017

‘Pro-Growth Progressive’ Enters Crowded, Male-Dominated Gubernatorial Field

by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2017 11:34am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich

Courtesy of Bhargava's campaign website HARTFORD, CT — She was often was the only girl in a coding class or on a trading floor, so it’s no surprise that Dita Bhargava is again the only female on the Democratic side exploring a run for governor.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Ray Dalio Wakes to Smell the Coffee: When Algorithms Don’t Tell the Whole Story

by Sarah Darer Littman | Jun 9, 2017 7:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Greenwich

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Ray Dalio, chairman and chief investment officer of Westport hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, appears to have belatedly woken up and smelled the coffee — expressing concern about President Trump’s propensity to seek conflict rather than cooperation.

This marks a change from a month after the election, when Dalio appeared encouraged by aspects of the Trump presidency:

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May 12, 2017

Bond Commission Disagrees Over Agenda and Casting A Vote; Fitch Downgrades State’s Rating

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2017 12:58pm
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | State Budget | State Capitol | Greenwich | Windsor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:28 p.m.) It was only the second state Bond Commission meeting of the year, but much like the state budget negotiations there were disagreements about almost everything on the agenda, including how members cast their votes. And shortly afterward, the state got some bad news with respect to its bond rating.

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