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September 18, 2018

Municipal Lobby Pushes For Mandate Relief

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 11:00am
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 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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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 4:00am
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 12:00pm
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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August 20, 2018

If New Haven’s Broke, Can the MARB Fix It?

by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | New Haven | State Budget

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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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July 27, 2018

OP-ED | On Education, Candidates Offer Platitudes and Sound Bites, But Few Details

by Barth Keck | Jul 27, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2018 | Town News | Opinion

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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.

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June 21, 2018

Malloy Warns Against Overriding His Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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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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June 4, 2018

HUD Secretary Gets Look At Crumbling Foundation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2018 2:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Town News | Willington | Insurance | Housing

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WILLINGTON, CT — Vincent and Maggie Perracchio bought their home 27 years ago. It’s where they raised their four kids, and they never imagined the financial and emotional nightmare it would turn out to be.

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June 1, 2018

Jobs and Transportation Top Bond Commission Agenda

by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Financial Sector | Federal Budget | Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.

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May 24, 2018

New Park Program Has Madison Officials Concerned About Traffic Problems

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | Madison | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation

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MADISON, CT —State officials and environmentalists Thursday were celebrating the recently approved Passport to Parks program that allows free parking at Connecticut beaches and parks, but it has some local officials worried about summer traffic jams.

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