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The 45-year-old Santiago had been active in trying to clear legislative hurdles to building a casino in Bridgeport, and was in the midst of efforts to create a State of Connecticut Bank.
Stallworth is the third Democrat and the third African-American to announce plans for the Bridgeport mayoralty.
“I’m open to every discussion – I’m not a pure ‘no’" on electronic tolls, as are some of his high-profile Republican colleagues, the Transportation Committee member says.
Testa served three terms as Peekskill’s mayor before running for county office. He is now finishing his fifth term as county legislator.
The legislation also authorizes municipalities to establish a tax-deferment program for their affected federal employees.
Noting that he sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murphy said he was determined to “try and bring road and railway money back to Connecticut” this year.
The onetime National Teacher of the Year described herself as “optimistic of the work we will do to ensure that America’s youth are prepared to compete on a global stage for generations to come.”
"No more funny math or budgetary gamesmanship,” the new governor told the legislature. “Don’t tell me some consultant says there are $1 billion in easy spending cuts -- show me the money or I will show you the door.”
Steve Stafstrom will serve as co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, replacing Rep. William Tong, who gave up his seat to run for – and win – state attorney general.
The onetime campaign manager for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will remain on Shelton's Planning & Zoning Commission.
“If we consider the status quo acceptable, the Long Island Sound and the coastline we know will not be recognizable to the next generation,” reads a letter from a bipartisan coalition.
Michael Cronin has admitted to having misappropriated what was termed “tens of thousands of dollars" from a Senate Republican caucus political action committee.
Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”
Tong is the first Asian-American constitutional officer in the history of the state and only the second elected Asian-American attorney general in the history of the U.S.