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February 26, 2019

Republicans Pick Up Two, Democrats Hold Onto Three

by Christine Stuart | Feb 26, 2019 10:44pm
Posted to: Elections - Special Elections | Election 2018 | Bloomfield | East Hartford | East Haven | East Windsor | Farmington | New Britain | New London | West Hartford

Courtesy of his Facebook page

Republicans picked up two seats Tuesday in five special elections held as a result of lawmakers joining Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.

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January 2, 2019

Lamont Nominates Senator To Head Office of Early Childhood

by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2019 11:18am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bloomfield | Burlington | Farmington | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — There will be a special election in the state Senate District that includes Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington and West Hartford. That’s because Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has nominated Sen. Beth Bye to lead the Office of Early Childhood.

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December 3, 2018

Senate Republican Leader Fires Legal Counsel After Disclosure of Theft

by Christine Stuart | Dec 3, 2018 2:31pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Legal | State Capitol | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano fired his chief legal counsel Monday for stealing money from the Senate Republican Leadership PAC.

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October 7, 2018

Climate Change, Country Clubs, and Unfunded Pension Liabilities

by Christine Stuart | Oct 7, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | West Hartford

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WEST HARTFORD, CT — Three gubernatorial candidates knew they weren’t going to please all 500 people in the audience Sunday at Emanuel Synagogue, but some questions never received answers, while other responses were unsatisfactory.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 1:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

I-84 Project website

HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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September 7, 2018

OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.

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July 16, 2018

Senator Questions $10M for Company Coming to West Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — While he was “cautiously optimistic,” Senate Republican President Len Fasano has serious concerns about the state’s decision to give Seven Stars Cloud $10 million to bring its headquarters to the former University of Connecticut campus in West Hartford.

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July 6, 2018

UConn Moves Forward With Sale of West Hartford Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 6, 2018 1:34pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Education | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously approved the sale of its West Hartford campus to Seven Stars Cloud, a financial services and technology firm.

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July 3, 2018

Financial Technology Firm Eyes Former UConn Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 3, 2018 2:07pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The greater Hartford region is fast becoming a “technology hub” and the latest addition to that innovation ecosystem may be Seven Stars Cloud, a Chinese company hoping to use artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to transform financial markets.

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June 11, 2018

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut

by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks

Contributed by Emily Woodward Tracy

(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.

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