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Showing 2/17/2019 to 11/6/2018

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Pension debt stands between Lamont and fiscal stability for CT

In the context of the state budget, the pension fund for teachers is the proverbial 800-pound gorilla. The annual... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2019

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Opinion: Realistic CT budget must address fixed costs, sales tax reform

My fellow residents, friends and neighbors, First, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to govern this great state. It... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2019

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Lawmakers seek to curb youth access to e-cigarettes, tobacco

Connecticut lawmakers are sounding the alarm on teen vaping and tobacco use with a wave of legislation that would... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2019

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Census expert warns Norwalkers: mobilize to ensure accurate count

NORWALK, Conn. – If a “perfect storm” derails the 2020 Census, Congress won’t be reapportioned and there will be far-reaching... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2019

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Opinion: Constructive dialogue needed to find best practices

State Rep. Lucy Dathan (D-142) represents part of Norwalk and New Canaan.  On Jan. 25 Dathan expressed opposition to... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2019

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Stone and Manafort’s road from CT to the Mueller probe

Norwalk native Roger Stone and New Britain native Paul Manafort share a love of fine clothes, both cut their... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2019

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Duff, Dathan and Haskell talk school consolidation proposals

Updated, 9:28 a.m.: Copy edits, revised headline NORWALK, Conn. – Bob Duff does not have an opinion on the... (Read more)

2 / 1 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE not crazy about Duff bill to let mayors choose BoE chair

Updated, 1:56 p.m.: copy edit; 8:51 a.m., 8:17 a.m.: Copy edits, information added NORWALK, Conn. – There are more... (Read more)

1 / 31 / 2019

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Uninsured up nationwide; CT ACA enrollments dip

New polling from Gallup shows that the percentage of uninsured Americans inched up last year, but there’s no evidence... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk political news: Bill seeks to help injured officers; Melendez goes statewide; Flynn aims at Blumenthal

Updated, 9:34 p.m.: More information. 7:47 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a roundup of Norwalk political news:... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk’s state legislators get to work

Updated, 3:26 p.m: More information; 7:32 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – State legislators from Norwalk are targeting dyslexia,... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Shutdown help, Lavielle moving up

Updated, 8:24 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political announcements for you: Dathan leads food drive for... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk Bridge replacement project need not be a boondoggle

Ned Lamont is off to a solid start in attempting to reduce cynicism about our state’s ability to use... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2019

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Lamont, legislators announce agreement to help federal workers

Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative leaders announced Friday they have reached a bipartisan agreement to vote Tuesday on emergency... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Lamont, Tracey, state reps and federal workers

Updated, 8:51 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk announcements for you: Lamont visits Tracey to help Dalio... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2019

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CT House GOP vows to be a check on Democrats’ spending

Connecticut House Republicans pledged Tuesday to remain focused on reforms to shrink state spending in 2019, saying initiatives to... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2019

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CT ballot access laws deprive voters of choice

There is much discussion right now about making it easier for Connecticut residents to vote; proposals center around no-excuse... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Connecticut should create a public bank

There’s no such thing as a panacea to Connecticut’s budgetary woes, but there could be something close: a public... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2018

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Look beyond graduation rates for the story of education opportunity

Americans like to tout the importance of a high school diploma, but research reported in the CT Mirror recently... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2018

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Lamont announces new CT COO

Gov-elect Ned Lamont shared his first plans for restructuring state government Friday, announcing a new post of chief operating... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2018

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Opinion: Why are rich suburban kids doing heroin?

Why are rich suburban kids doing heroin? In the past two years, I’ve lost four friends to drug overdoses.... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2018

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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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