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Showing 12/1/2018 to 9/15/2018

CT’s vanishing shoreline: one storm away from disaster

As the 2018 hurricane season nears its official end, Connecticut can count itself lucky. Again. The state has not... (Read more)

12 / 1 / 2018

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Report: CT’s debt costs likely will grow faster than its revenues

Despite a 12-month surge in state tax receipts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office warned Thursday that Connecticut’s pension... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2018

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Good news? Teacher retirement costs to surge $100 million

State spending on retired teachers’ pensions is set to surge $100 million next fiscal year – an 8 percent increase... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2018

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Surging tax receipts dramatically shrink hole in next CT budget

State tax revenue projections surged again Tuesday, shrinking the projected shortfall in the upcoming two-year budget — and leaving... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2018

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Lamont launches economic revitalization tour in southeastern CT

Gov.-elect Ned Lamont launched a series of strategic economic development tours Friday with a visit to Connecticut’s southeastern corner,... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2018

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Duff keeps top post; no leadership challenges seen

The Senate Democratic caucus unanimously voted Thursday to retain the leadership team of Senate President Pro Tem Martin M.... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2018

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Stefanowski concedes race to Lamont: ‘He won fair and square’

In a live call to a supportive morning radio team, Republican Bob Stefanowski publicly conceded the Connecticut governor’s race... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2018

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Election day ends without a governor-elect in Connecticut

A blue wave carried Democrats to solid majorities in the Connecticut General Assembly on Tuesday night, but left Democrat... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2018

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Democrats make solid gains in General Assembly; Boucher loses

Democrats made their first state legislative gains in 10 years Tuesday night, breaking an 18-18 tie in Senate by... (Read more)

11 / 6 / 2018

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Promises made: A cheat sheet for top issues in governor’s race

HARTFORD, CONN. – Campaign promises haved piled up like orange and yellow leaves this election cycle. We built this... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2018

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A NoN voter guide

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalkers will join the rest of the state Tuesday in going to the polls to choose... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2018

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Connecticut provides Norwalk legislators’ financial disclosures

Updated, 8:18 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Connecticut legislators must fill out a financial disclosure form each year.... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2018

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League of Women Voters Voters Guide: Fourth Congressional District

NORWALK, Conn. — The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to voter education, has put together an... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2018

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League of Women Voters of Norwalk Voters Guide: District 25 State Senate Candidates

  NORWALK, Conn. — The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to voter education, has put together... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2018

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League of Women Voters of Norwalk Voters Guide: State House Candidates for 137th District

NORWALK, Conn. — The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to voter education, has put together an... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2018

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League of Women Voters of Norwalk Voters Guide: State House Candidates for 140th

NORWALK, Conn. — The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to voter education, has put together an... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2018

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League of Women Voters of Norwalk Voters Guide: State House Candidates for 142nd District

NORWALK, Conn. — The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to voter education, has put together an... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2018

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League of Women Voters of Norwalk Voters Guide: State House Candidates for 143rd District

NORWALK, Conn. — The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to voter education, has put together an... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2018

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CT jobless rate falls to 4.2 percent based on August job gains

Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent Thursday despite the loss of 500 jobs in September, as labor officials... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2018

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Many in CT still struggle with health care despite ACA and state wealth

Up until Sally Grossman became pregnant in 2012 at the age of 30, she had been trying to live without... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2018

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Opinion: How to save Connecticut from insolvency

It’s time we all acknowledge Connecticut’s grievous financial condition. It is not simply a matter of the legislature needing... (Read more)

10 / 14 / 2018

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Voter registration surges in CT, especially among young adults

Following a national trend, voter registration continues to soar in Connecticut, especially among young people, who traditionally have weak... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2018

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Griebel: Tapping pension funds risky — doing nothing is worse

Oz Griebel concedes that his proposal to defer state pension contributions is a gamble. He just doesn’t believe that... (Read more)

10 / 8 / 2018

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Stefanowski, Lamont take liberties in payday loan allegations

Republican Bob Stefanowski ran a payday lending company. The venture capital firm that employs Democrat Ned Lamont’s wife as... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2018

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Lamont urges Stefanowski to take a position on Kavanaugh

A day after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vehemently denied sexual assault accusations during a heated and tearful hearing,... (Read more)

9 / 30 / 2018

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Gubernatorial debate includes new player, but the same answers

STORRS, Conn. — The presence of a third candidate, Oz Griebel, in a gubernatorial debate Wednesday night did nothing... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2018

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Adolescent sexual assault: six facts

Sexual assault among adolescents is common.  Christine Blasey Ford’s account of allegedly being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2018

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CT assault victims back Christine Blasey Ford at presser

Victims of sexual assault in Connecticut on Thursday joined others across the country in backing Christine Blasey Ford, a... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2018

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Overdose deaths expected to level off

Connecticut’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday announced a projected overdose death total of 1,030 for 2018 — almost... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2018

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State Insurance Department approves rate hikes for 2019 plans

The Connecticut Insurance Department announced Thursday that premiums for individual and small group plans can rise about 3 percent... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2018

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