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AP report faults Cuomo on undercounting Covid-19 nursing home deaths

Cuomo has dismissed the concerns as being the machinations of his political foes.

Former gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel dead after accident

“There is no place like Oz, and there was no one like Oz," Gov. Ned Lamont -- who faced Griebel in the 2018 gubernatorial election -- remarked.

Brian Smith to replace Karen Doyle Lyons as Norwalk GOP registrar

Smith has belonged to the RTC for some 40 years, the last eight-plus as deputy registrar.

CT Senate Dems announce series of proposals to address racial inequality

Among other items, the Senate Democrats are looking to ban chokeholds and other “unnecessary” police actions.

Nursing homes face scrutiny over handling of COVID-19

As of June 10, Connecticut’s nursing homes had recorded 8,669 confirmed COVID cases and 2,106 deaths.

Nancy DiNardo returns to chair state Democratic Party

DiNardo – who held that position from 2004-14 – is the first woman to serve as chair of the party.

Driven to run: Limo service owner Ethan Book makes sixth attempt...

Book questioned why the federal government should bail out poorly managed state governments.

Ray Dalio blames breakdown of educational initiative on ‘one bad Republican...

Dalio also faulted "some media folks who wanted to write sensationalistic stories."

Lamont approves absentee voting for all in August primary; Fasano questions...

“Nobody should need to make a decision between their health and their right to vote,” the governor said. “We must guarantee access to the ballot, and this is a way to do that during these extraordinary circumstances. I do not take this decision lightly, and it is with the public health and welfare of residents in mind.”

When and how to reopen? Opinions vary widely

Around the state, some favor opening businesses now, while others favor slowly rolling out certain sectors. Even Gov. Ned Lamont, who has said an official strategic announcement will be made on May 20, is now indicating some reopenings could occur sooner.

COVID-19 LATEST: Momentum building for possible reopening of some CT businesses...

The loosening of social distancing efforts and a concurrent reopening of some businesses could begin in June, according to one of the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board.

Senate Republican Leader Fasano won’t seek re-election

The 61-year-old Fasano, who has served nine terms in the state senate, frequently clashed with Democratic governors Dannel Malloy and Ned Lamont, often around fiscal issues. He was also a vocal opponent of Lamont’s electronic tolls plan, which ultimately came to naught.

Connecticut presidential primary moved to June 2

“Changing an election date is not something we do lightly,” tweeted Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, “it’s a recognition of the severity & nature of this crisis, and more steps may be necessary to guarantee that every CT voter has an opportunity to cast their ballot.”

City of Stamford CFO Michael Handler stepping down

The New Canaan resident entered the last gubernatorial race as a Republican in 2017, suspending his campaign several months later.

Tolls issue tops talk at Stamford chamber’s legislative breakfast

While the current version of Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 transportation plan estimates its trucks-only tolls component will raise $170-180 million a year for infrastructure improvements, that is only "a small fraction of what is needed,” according to State Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-36th (Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford),