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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),

U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes calls for bipartisanship, health care solutions at...

“I don’t know what to expect when I get back (to Washington),” Hayes told the crowd of about 300, adding that she expects the impeachment process to be concluded, one way or another, over the next two weeks.

Ready for battle: NY state Sen. Harckham proposes tolls targeting CT...

The plan would install gantries on six state and county roads that cross the state line in the towns of Pound Ridge, Lewisboro and North Salem, and possibly a toll on the Hutchinson River Parkway just before it becomes the Merritt Parkway upon entering Connecticut.

Bridgeport’s controversial Democratic Registrar of Voters retiring

Santa (Sandi) Ayala, who ends her 16-year run tomorrow, has frequently been accused of mishandling several elections.

CT Supreme Court affirms Bridgeport mayor’s re-election, but SEEC probe continues

"I would be remiss if I didn’t express my appreciation again for the continued and overwhelming support that I received from the voters," the mayor said in acknowledging the court ruling.

Taking a toll on commuters: Lamont woos politicians and residents on...

The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.

Stamford Mayor Martin supports tolls plan; other area legislators split along...

"Like many residents in Stamford, I don't like paying tolls," Martin said, "but I applaud the governor's courageous commitment to fixing our transportation infrastructure while being financially responsible."

Incumbent leaders returning to office – except for Fairfield’s Tetreau

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.