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Showing 11/29/2022 to 6/25/2022

Legislature passes gas tax extension in wide-sweeping legislation

The following article was originally published on Inside Investigator. The Connecticut Legislature passed a large and wide-sweeping piece of... (Read more)

11 / 29 / 2022

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CT recreational pot sales will start within months, regulators say

Since Connecticut approved recreational pot over a year ago, the process of licensing and building out the state’s market... (Read more)

11 / 29 / 2022

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Report: CT reduced its debt by 7.4% over past year

Connecticut still faces a huge pile of debt, but over the past year alone, it’s wiped out more than... (Read more)

11 / 23 / 2022

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Kosta Diamantis’ grievance against top Lamont officials dismissed

The state Employees’ Review Board has dismissed a grievance filed by Konstantinos, ruling that it had no jurisdiction to hold a... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2022

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Lower turnout in cities hurt Lamont, but he made up for it in suburbs

Gov. Ned Lamont secured a second term as governor with a wider win margin than in his 2018 faceoff... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2022

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Tong wins reelection; Democrats sweep constitutional offices

Democrats win contests for Attorney General, Secretary of the State, Treasurer and Comptroller Democrats swept the races for Connecticut’s... (Read more)

11 / 9 / 2022

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Blumenthal, Levy spar over economy, abortion in only debate of U.S. senate race

Sen. Richard Blumenthal issued a forceful rebuke of his Republican opponent at Wednesday’s U.S. Senate debate, as Leora Levy... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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Himes, Stevenson sound off on abortion access, education costs in 4th District debate

The two candidates for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District agree that it’s important to protect access to abortion. But during... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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CT governor candidates spar on economy, crime in heated debate

Gov. Ned Lamont, under relentless attack by Republican Bob Stefanowski for signing a police accountability bill opposed by police,... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2022

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Affordable housing in CT’s elections: What is 8-30g and why is it a major issue?

With less than 30 days until the 2022 elections, affordable housing has emerged as a key issue in Connecticut’s... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2022

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Stefanowski pledges not to require COVID vaccines for CT children

Gov. Ned Lamont says Connecticut unlikely to mandate COVID immunizations to attend school Republican Bob Stefanowski made childhood COVID-19... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2022

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Gov. Ned Lamont’s income jumped to $54 million last year

Gov. Ned Lamont’s adjusted gross income was $54 million in 2021, a nearly seven-fold increase over the previous year,... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2022

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Lamont, Stefanowski joust over the Republican’s work for Saudis

Gov. Ned Lamont said that Republican Bob Stefanowski’s consulting for Neom, a company founded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2022

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Stefanowski confirms consulting for Saudi crown prince’s project

GOP candidate for governor had declined to name client until Hearst Connecticut story Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski confirmed... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2022

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Thomas, Rapini talk laws, integrity in CT Secretary of State debate

The two leading candidates vying to become Connecticut’s next Secretary of the State, Democrat Stephanie Thomas and Republican Dominic... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2022

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CT homeless population rises for first time in years

Chronic homelessness drops following years of focus on the issue The number of people experiencing homelessness in Connecticut rose... (Read more)

10 / 10 / 2022

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Stefanowski takes aim at CT police accountability law

GOP candidate for governor says accountability law, which limits searches and clarifies standards on force, is too restrictive Republican... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2022

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Lamont, Stefanowski paint different pictures of CT in first debate

Trailing by double digits in recent polls, Republican Bob Stefanowski repeatedly jabbed at Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday, trying... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2022

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Crime fell in Connecticut, but Republicans say it’s still an issue

Statistically, Connecticut and the rest of New England are among safest places from crime. Connecticut resumed its decade-long drop... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2022

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Bob Stefanowski calls for repeal of 8-30g, CT’s affordable housing law

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski on Thursday repeated his calls to repeal one of the state’s tools to encourage... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2022

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Court rejects Stefanowski’s bid to keep Independent Party off the ballot

A Hartford Superior Court judge ruled Thursday against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski in his effort to block the... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2022

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Minor party endorses Lamont after a pledge for election reform

The Democratic ticket of Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will be on an unprecedented three ballot... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2022

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Rapini and Thomas win primaries for Secretary of the State

Republican and Democratic voters in Connecticut chose their parties’ candidates for Secretary of the State on Tuesday, setting up... (Read more)

8 / 10 / 2022

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Leora Levy wins CT primary for U.S. Senate, boosted by Donald Trump

Connecticut Republicans nominated Leora Levy for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, a day after Donald J. Trump urged voters to... (Read more)

8 / 10 / 2022

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A late word from Trump reframes CT GOP primary for U.S. Senate

Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of Leora Levy effectively transformed Connecticut’s three-way Republican primary for U.S. Senate into a one-on-one... (Read more)

8 / 8 / 2022

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In CT secretary of state primaries, Democrats and GOP split paths

Republicans favor photo ID for voting; Democrats question claims of widespread voter fraud Republicans and Democrats are competing in... (Read more)

8 / 7 / 2022

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Social Equity Council approves 16 new marijuana cultivator licenses

The following article was originally published on Inside Investigator. Sixteen new applications for marijuana cultivators from Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIA) have... (Read more)

7 / 21 / 2022

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CT GOP candidates focus on inflation; Democrats urge ‘fiscal restraint’

Democrats say GOP wants to score points today by risking future Headlines generated by monthly updates of the Consumer... (Read more)

7 / 18 / 2022

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Himes makes pitch for federal digital currency

The following article was originally published on Inside Investigator. The effort to get the U.S. Government into the cryptocurrency... (Read more)

6 / 29 / 2022

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Fast and furious reaction from Connecticut on overturning of Roe v. Wade

The statements were teed up and ready. Within minutes of the U.S. Supreme Court releasing an opinion Friday overturning... (Read more)

6 / 25 / 2022

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