by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — In August they helped organize a rally with kids from Parkland, Florida to make sure “no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues.”
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.
Continue reading "Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission" »
by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 12:51pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is hosting the last gubernatorial debate in October, but they don’t want to be left out of the conversation in the lead-up to the November election.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Media Matters | State Capitol
November 6 is fast approaching and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire, is back for a third time to help you navigate what is shaping up to be one of the hardest fought elections of our lifetimes.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing
NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.
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by Jack Kramer | Sep 5, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News
NEW HAVEN, CT—In an attempt to assist towns looking to ban hydraulic fracturing waste, better known as fracking, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has developed its own ordinance for towns looking to draft local legislation that meets guidelines.
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by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | New Haven | State Budget
It sounded like a magic solution to New Haven’ long-term fiscal mess: Surrender control to the state in return for one of those big bailouts.
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by Barth Keck | Jul 27, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2018 | Town News | Opinion
Public schools did not receive top billing among the priorities for Connecticut voters as the gubernatorial primaries approach — that distinction belongs to jobs, health care, and taxes — but education placed a close fourth as 62 percent of residents rated it “very important” in a recent survey.
Continue reading "OP-ED | On Education, Candidates Offer Platitudes and Sound Bites, But Few Details" »
by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested Wednesday that any urban Democratic lawmaker that wants to override his veto of a bill that makes changes to the Hartford bailout should “have their heads examined.”
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