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November 6, 2017

Teachers Union Withdraws Lawsuit Challenging Malloy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 6, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Labor | Legal | Brooklyn | Plainfield | Stafford | Torrington

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A few days before their first court date, the Connecticut Education Association and five municipalities withdrew their lawsuit against the state that sought to challenge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s executive order.

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March 5, 2017

Lawmakers Look To Ease The ‘Brain Drain’

by Dana Whalen | Mar 5, 2017 11:39pm
Posted to: Education | Taxes | Stafford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A group of legislators hope to head off the “brain drain” from state colleges and universities by providing graduates with a special tax break to give them an incentive to stay in Connecticut or to move here.

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March 25, 2016

Committee Votes to Nix Sales Tax on Parking Fees at State Parks

by Jack Kramer | Mar 25, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Madison | Stafford | State Budget | Taxes

Posted with permission from Sarah L. Hamby Lawmakers on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee unanimously endorsed getting rid of the sales tax on parking fees at state parks.

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July 21, 2014

Boughton Gives Bacchiochi His Support

by Christine Stuart | Jul 21, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | Taxes | State Capitol | Danbury | Stafford

Christine Stuart photo Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had been teamed up with Heather Bond Somers, but last week he was offering state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi his full-throated support.

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May 16, 2014

Candidate Demands Apology For Comments Made By Opponent

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2014 12:52pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | Bridgeport | Stafford

CTNJ file photo Republican lieutenant governor candidate David Walker demanded an apology from his opponent, Penny Bacchiochi, on Friday for “playing the race card” on a radio program this week.

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January 13, 2014

Walker Announces Run For Lieutenant Governor

by Christine Stuart | Jan 13, 2014 6:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Bridgeport | Stafford

CTNJ file photo David Walker, a co-founder of the “No Labels” movement who moved to Connecticut in 2009, announced Sunday on WFSB’s “Face the State” that he would explore a run for lieutenant governor.

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November 7, 2011

10 Towns Consolidate, Move Polling Locations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2011 5:02pm
Posted to: Election 2011 | Energy | Town News | Avon | Bloomfield | Farmington | Newington | Plymouth | Simsbury | Somers | South Windsor | Stafford | Vernon

(Updated 10:10 p.m.) Of the 11 towns hardest hit by the October Nor‘Easter all but one of them are planning to go forward with Tuesday‘s municipal Election, while 10 of them will be moving or consolidating their polling locations.

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