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April 19, 2017

Visconti Enters Race For Governor, And Will Bypass Republican Nomination Convention

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2017 1:59pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | West Hartford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Another day, another Republican candidate for governor.

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April 18, 2017

Education, Municipal Officials Lobby Hard Against Teacher Pension Shift

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2017 2:36pm
Posted to: Education | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | West Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WEST HARTFORD, CT — The largest teacher union and the largest municipal lobbying group joined forces this week to pay for a poll to show lawmakers that shifting the cost of the teachers retirement system to cities and towns is unpopular.

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January 5, 2017

OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 5, 2017 6:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Town News | Greenwich | Simsbury | West Hartford | Local Politics | Opinion

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Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.

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November 28, 2016

Bye Steps Aside As Co-Chair of Appropriations Committee

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2016 7:03pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | West Hartford

CTNewsJunkie file photo The West Hartford Senator who lobbied Democratic leadership to chair one of the most powerful committees in the General Assembly told Senate President Martin Looney that she’s stepping down to help her wife battle cancer.

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November 2, 2016

Record Number of Voters Register In Connecticut; Officials Say They Are Prepared

by Christine Stuart | Nov 2, 2016 2:00pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Fact Check | Election Policy | Town News | Hartford | West Hartford | Legal | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — In 2010, Bridgeport ran out of ballots. And in 2014 Hartford voters at some polling places were unable to vote first thing in the morning because the official voter check lists had not been delivered on time.

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October 7, 2016

OP-ED | John Larson’s Tunnel Needs to Happen

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 7, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford | 1st CD

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Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2016 2:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | Cheshire | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Newington | Plainville | Southington | Waterbury | West Hartford | Transportation

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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August 24, 2016

Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Courts | Town News | Manchester | Milford | Norwalk | West Hartford | Legal

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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April 26, 2016

Connecticut Primary Voters Don’t Let Rain Keep Them From The Polls

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Apr 26, 2016 12:49pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | West Hartford

Steve Majerus-Collins photo Connecticut primary voters didn’t let this morning’s cold rain keep them away from the polls.

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April 1, 2016

No Fooling: Advocates Want ‘Ban The Box’ Measure Enacted

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Apr 1, 2016 8:00pm
Posted to: Business | Equality | Jobs | Labor | West Hartford

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS Standing outside a West Hartford sandwich shop Friday, protesters called on employers to end what they called “the foolish and discriminatory” policy of excluding people with criminal histories from getting a job.

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