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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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Revenue Boost Helps Reduce Budget Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The legislative and executive branches largely agree that Connecticut’s revenues are headed in the right direction—mostly due to an increase in personal income tax collections and the spending constraints put on the budget process by the bipartisan budget adopted in 2017.

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November 9, 2018

Legislative Leaders Re-elected

by Christine Stuart | Nov 9, 2018 12:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Incumbents and newly elected legislators traveled to Hartford over the last two days to re-elect most of the leaders of the four General Assembly caucuses.

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November 8, 2018

Lamont Begins Transition Team Building

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2018 3:39pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Governor-elect Ned Lamont met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday at the executive residence to discuss the transition before heading to the state Capitol to announce the first members of his transition team.

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October 29, 2018

Democratic Candidates Take Political Risk In Talking Politics After Shooting

by Christine Stuart | Oct 29, 2018 1:56pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Public Safety | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The Democratic Party in Connecticut wasted little time in pulling together a “gun sense” press conference Monday to draw attention the contrast between their nominee for governor and the Republican nominee.

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October 26, 2018

OP-ED | Read the Answers to Candidate Surveys; It May Make you Feel Better

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol | Transparency

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Every election season, news organizations and various interest groups send surveys to candidates to get them them to take actual positions on issues that matter. The responses are worth our time. Not just because we should be informed about who we’re voting for, but because sometimes we need to remember that, away from the soul-draining destructiveness of our national political and cultural war, democracy is still real.

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October 16, 2018

Both Parties Ask Malloy Not To Fill Arts and Culture Position

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Arts | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) There’s no indication outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has anyone in mind for the position, but both Democratic legislative leaders, Republicans, and two men running for governor are critical of the decision to advertise an opening for an Arts and Culture Administrator.

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October 15, 2018

Democratic Lawmakers Say Payday Loan Background Does Matter

by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 1:59pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Democratic lawmakers who serve on the Banking Committee believe Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski’s tenure as CEO of a payday loan company should matter to voters, even if his former company is barred from selling its product in Connecticut.

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October 3, 2018

Call Him Professor Malloy

by Christine Stuart | Oct 3, 2018 1:05pm
Posted to: State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — He doesn’t plan on moving to Boston, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be commuting there frequently in the spring of 2019 to teach at Boston College Law School.

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September 28, 2018

Transfer To Rainy Day Fund Is ‘Credit Positive’

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2018 11:45am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s still unclear if Connecticut’s borrowing capacity was limited by language adopted as part of the May budget adjustments, but Wall Street did appreciate its recent $200 million contribution to the Rainy Day Fund.

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