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November 16, 2018

Hamden Plans To Go After Car Tax Scofflaws

by Jack Kramer | Nov 16, 2018 1:10pm
Posted to: Taxes | Hamden | New Haven | Waterbury

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HAMDEN, CT - The town of Hamden is taking the first step in trying to stop people who live in town and skip paying car taxes by registering their cars in other states.

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September 11, 2018

Danbury Faction Asks To Keep 13 Endorsements

by Christine Stuart | Sep 11, 2018 1:21pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Danbury | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Thirteen candidates who were endorsed by the Danbury faction of the Independent Party are appealing a judge’s decision in an effort to get their names onto the ballot.

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August 26, 2018

Stefanowski Clinches Second Ballot Line

by Christine Stuart | Aug 26, 2018 6:08pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Waterbury

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WATERBURY, CT — Despite arguments from four candidates, the Independent Party decided to cross-endorse a Republican candidate, instead of nominating one of its own for the ballot.

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August 22, 2018

Waterbury Faction of the Independent Party Prevails In Court

by Christine Stuart | Aug 22, 2018 10:08pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Danbury | Waterbury

HARTFORD, CT — A Superior Court judge decided late Wednesday that the Waterbury faction of the Independent Party and the bylaws it filed in 2010 should prevail in any intra-party dispute. That gives the Waterbury group under the leadership of Mike Telesca and Rocco Frank control of the statewide ballot line for the 2018 election.

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August 15, 2018

Hayes, Santos Win Nominations By Large Margins in 5th Congressional District

by John F. Silver | Aug 15, 2018 1:17am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Waterbury | 5th CD

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WATERBURY, CT — At age 17, Jahana Hayes was a single mother living in Waterbury public housing. She went to school to become a teacher, and eventually was named National Teacher of the Year in 2016.

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May 24, 2018

Big Pharma Asks Court To Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 4:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.

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January 24, 2018

Municipal Leaders Support Ending Collective Bargaining for Health and Retirement Benefits

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Waterbury | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Leadership of the state’s largest municipal lobby told a task force Tuesday that pensions and health care benefits should not be part of collective bargaining for municipal employees.

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January 8, 2018

Connecticut Officials Confident Medical Pot Is Safe From Feds

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House | Bethel | Branford | Bristol | Hartford | Milford | Montville | South Windsor | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.

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October 3, 2017

Local Elected Officials: ‘We Need A Budget - Now!’

by Jack Kramer | Oct 3, 2017 11:25am
Posted to: Town News | Wallingford | Waterbury | State Budget

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie WALLINGFORD, CT - Hours before the House was to vote Tuesday on overriding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto, mayors, first selectman and other elected officials from scores of municipalities implored the legislature and governor to get a budget done.

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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | Mar 28, 2017 12:32pm
Posted to: State Budget | Bridgeport | Hartford | Middletown | New Haven | New London | Waterbury

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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