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November 8, 2018

Connecticut Continues To Lag In Election Results Reporting

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2018 6:48am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | Town News | Local Politics | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — Early Wednesday morning, both the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial campaigns sent their supporters home without knowing the outcome of the election because several towns, including New Haven, had still not reported their results.

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November 7, 2018

ANALYSIS | Governor 2018: Haven’t We Seen This Map Before?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 7, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Election 2018 | Town News | Opinion

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Somehow, despite the fact that there were over 200,000 more votes cast in the 2018 race for governor as there were in 2014, the geography of Ned Lamont’s narrow win was very much the same as Dan Malloy’s second victory over Tom Foley.

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October 16, 2018

IRS Extends Operating Loss Period For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Congress | Town News | Housing

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HARTFORD, CT — Homeowners with crumbling foundations will be able to carry back two years and forward 20 years their “net operating loss” from repairing their foundations, according to new IRS guidance.

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September 24, 2018

Hartford Area Teens Continue Focus on Gun Violence Prevention

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford

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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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September 20, 2018

Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol

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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.

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Report: Hundreds of State Bridges Need Repair

by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 11:51am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.

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September 18, 2018

Municipal Lobby Pushes For Mandate Relief

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes

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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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September 14, 2018

Calling All Candidates!

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 5:00pm
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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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing

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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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September 5, 2018

Municipal Lobby And Environmentalists Trade Barbs on ‘Model’ Fracking Ordinance

by Jack Kramer | Sep 5, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News

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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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