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October 19, 2018

Lamont Releases Taxes, Challenges Stefanowski To Do Same

by Jack Kramer | Oct 19, 2018 2:21pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Taxes | Transparency

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NEW HAVEN, CT — With a little more than two weeks left before the Nov. 6 election, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont released his last five years of state and federal tax returns and challenged Republican Bob Stefanowski to follow suit.

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OP-ED | Five Ways for Bob Stefanowski to Win

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Election 2018 | Opinion

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FiveThirtyEight.com has released their latest ratings of every 2018 governor’s race, and Connecticut is labeled as “likely Democratic.” It’s not hard to see why. Every single general election poll since the primary has given Ned Lamont a lead, though some leads have been more significant than others. FiveThirtyEight puts Lamont’s chances of election at 82.4 percent.

2016, though, was a hard lesson that statistical probabilities aren’t guarantees. So with that in mind, here are five ways Bob Stefanowski can beat Ned Lamont in order to become Connecticut’s 89th governor.

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OP-ED | Who Will Be Connecticut’s Next ‘Education Governor’?

by Barth Keck | Oct 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Education Opinion | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions

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As Election Day nears, the gubernatorial candidates have ratcheted up the rhetoric.

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October 18, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidates Bicker Over Why GE Left, How To Grow the Economy

by Christine Stuart | Oct 18, 2018 6:17pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — “You have no solutions Bob,” Oz Griebel, the petitioning candidate for governor, shouted halfway through the second to last governor’s debate.

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Connecticut Lost Jobs In September, But Gained More In August

by Christine Stuart | Oct 18, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 500 jobs in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, it also revised the August job gains from 2,200 to 3,300 jobs — 1,000 more than initially reported.

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Official: Connecticut Prison System Equipped For Harsh Weather

by Jack Kramer | Oct 18, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Weather

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HARTFORD, CT —One of the bonuses of Connecticut’s prison population shrinking is that the state says its mothballed facilities would help prevent the type of crisis Florida is currently experiencing with its inmate population in the wake of a hurricane.

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October 17, 2018

5th Congressional District Candidates Differ On Student Loan Debt

by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2018 9:05pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018

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NEW BRITAIN, CT —  The audience at Central Connecticut State University was surprised Wednesday by the response to a question about the problem of student debt.

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Obsitnik Straw Donor Fined, Consultant Subpoenaed

by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2018 3:03pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators voted Wednesday to send a subpoena to a consultant for a former Republican gubernatorial candidate and they announced they reached a draft settlement agreement with a straw donor to that same candidate.

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Democrats Seek To Highlight PAC Spending

by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2018 1:09pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — There’s nothing illegal about what this political action committee is doing by spending money against certain state Senate candidates, but it’s still objectionable Senate Democratic leadership says.

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Climate Change A Moving Target In Governor’s Race

by Jack Kramer | Oct 17, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — While the issue of climate change hasn’t gained a lot of traction in the gubernatorial debates, recent news events have moved it — if not to the front burner, at least off the back one.

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