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SHU prof takes close look at Conn. state politics in new...

Among other recommendations, Sacred Heart professor Gary L. Rose is calling for the revitalization of Connecticut’s cities, “which are in terrible shape, no question about it.”

Greenburgh nixes Edgemont incorporation proposal for 2nd time

The Edgemont Incorporation Committee called the move “a troubling development for the 43,000 unincorporated area residents who pay the majority of Town taxes but represent a minority of the Town-wide electorate.”

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes calls for Trump impeachment inquiry

In December 2016, Himes called on the Electoral College to void Trump's victory and prevent him from becoming president.

State budget finished, but work may just be starting on outstanding...

Highway tolls and whether or not to expand state-sanctioned gambling are still unresolved.

Connecticut Republicans say UTC-Raytheon merger bad for the state

“This jarring announcement from arguably our best-known, highest-profile business has got to serve as an overdue wake-up call to the governor and to the Democrat-controlled state legislature," says Republican state Sen. Tony Hwang.

Lamont, focusing on budget, pushes tolls to special session

“Democrat leadership appears lost,” according to Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano.

State GOP unveils five-step transportation plan in lieu of tolls

The plan includes dedicating $375 million in General Obligation bonding to transportation annually for the next five years.

Tolls bill, minus details, advances; Lamont apologizes to fellow Dems for...

“If we want to grow jobs, grow our economy, and get our state on a path of success, we need to fix our transportation system and provide more stability in our finances,” said Gov. Ned Lamont.

Former Bridgeport Mayor Nick Panuzio passes away at 83

Panuzio later served as an adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush on urban affairs.

Lamont, Dems at odds over some budget items; GOP questions Gov’s...

GOP leader Len Fasano wondered if the governor is "going to take a stand on anything, or is he going to continue operating in fear of Democrat legislators?”

Appropriations passes $43.3B budget; GOP decry ‘massive step backward’

Gov. Ned Lamont greeted the proposal with enthusiasm, while Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano said it would result in a state tax increase “of well over $1 billion."

Bridgeport Rep. Ezequiel Santiago dies suddenly of heart attack

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.

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth to run for mayor of Bridgeport

Stallworth is the third Democrat and the third African-American to announce plans for the Bridgeport mayoralty.

State Sen. Tony Hwang: Legislature must deal with ‘hard decisions’ this...

“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.

Longtime Westchester legislator John Testa to call it quits

Testa served three terms as Peekskill’s mayor before running for county office. He is now finishing his fifth term as county legislator.