by Terry Cowgill | Nov 8, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Opinion | SCOTUS | White House | Greenwich
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.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Amid The Chaos Of Trump and 2018, Lamont Offers A Glimmer Of Hope" »
by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 1:22pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — It’s not easy being on the underticket. So candidates are doing what they can to get some attention.
Continue reading "Debate Challenge Issued in Race for Treasurer" »
by Jack Kramer | Apr 24, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | New Britain
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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by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 6:37pm
Posted to: The Economy | Financial Sector | Election 2018 | State Capitol | Greenwich
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.
Continue reading "Republican Hedge-fund Founder Announces Run for Governor" »
by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 12:36pm
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.
Continue reading "Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2018 7:06am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich
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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by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | New Haven
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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by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 10:09am
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bloomfield | Bristol | Farmington | Greenwich | Westport
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.
Continue reading "It’s Election Day! Voters Head to the Polls for Municipal Elections" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2017 10:34am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich
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.
Continue reading "‘Pro-Growth Progressive’ Enters Crowded, Male-Dominated Gubernatorial Field" »
by Sarah Darer Littman | Jun 9, 2017 6:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Greenwich
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:
Continue reading "OP-ED | Ray Dalio Wakes to Smell the Coffee: When Algorithms Don’t Tell the Whole Story" »