Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:46:16 GMT
State Sen. Art Linares comments about his bid for reelection to a third term serving the 33rd district. Linares, a Republican, discusses his campaign and how the Democrats and his opponent are trying to link him to the Trump candidacy.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:04:29 GMT
To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Washington - While the odds that Sen. Richard Blumenthal will be re-elected are among the highest in this year's U.S. Senate races, he's also under constant fire from a Republican opponent, state Rep. Dan Carter, who has laid siege to the popular Democrat. At least once a week, the Carter campaign releases e-mailed news releases condemning Blumenthal for a wide range of things, including voting for an accord with Iran over its nuclear program and sponsoring legislation that would revoke the immunity from lawsuits Congress has granted to gun manufacturers.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:33:20 GMT
Democrat Jonathan Steinberg is focused on transportation and infrastructure improvements, stimulating the economy and balancing the budget in his re-election bid for the 136th state House District . He emphasized the need to improve the old and crumbling rail system as well as the decrepit I-95 thruway, an issue that has manifested itself following many years of neglect.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:45:08 GMT
Strong winds - between 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph - are expected Saturday afternoon into the evening. "Widely scattered power outages are possible at these wind speeds," the National Weather Service says in its hazardous weather outlook.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:54:31 GMT
Incumbent Sen. Tony Hwang, R-28, hopes to serve a second term representing the district, which includes voters in Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Westport and Weston, Conn. Incumbent Sen. Tony Hwang, R-28, hopes to serve a second term representing the district, which includes voters in Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Westport and Weston, Conn.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:09:47 GMT
In the last and final presidential debate, the two major party candidates were asked if they would accept the results of the election. One candidate's answer has alarmed voters, election officials, and pundits across the nation, and has divided the party in Connecticut.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:16:01 GMT
Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is trying to assure voters that the November election will be administered "as freely and fairly as possible" and any claims to the contrary are "irresponsible." Friday's statement from Merrill, a Democrat, comes amid claims by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that the election is "rigged" against him and may be soiled by widespread voter fraud.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:55:11 GMT
Niche has released their annual rankings of colleges around the nation and, perhaps as expected, one Connecticut university was ranked among the top in the county. Yale University, in New Haven, came in as the best college in Connecticut and third best in the nation.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:35:42 GMT
You still have time to make it out to our local farmers market and if you haven't yet, you're missing out. Here are some of the coolest finds you'll run into around the region.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:52 GMT
Hot peppers, below, and colorful sweet peppers are displayed at Niantic's Smith's Acres stand at the Old Greenwich Farmer's Market in Old Greenwich, Conn. Wednesday, Sept.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:07:06 GMT
A New Haven state representative said a neighboring state's ballot question on legalizing recreational marijuana means its time for Connecticut to get moving on the same initiative. New Haven Democratic Rep. Juan Candelaria, who has unsuccessfully lobbied for recreational marijuana legislation in Connecticut in the past, said he is confident that the outcome will be different in 2017.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:07:05 GMT
The American Conservative Union Foundation released its 2016 ratings of the Connecticut General Assembly. In our second year of rating the state, ACU found that the Republican average decreased by 4.5 points-from 55 out of 100 in 2015, to 50.5 out of 100 in 2016.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:49 GMT
"Connecticut sucks." We're used to hearing that sort of sentiment from a business community weary of high taxes and excessive regulation or from young people who think the state is boring.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:58:39 GMT
To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Now that the debate phase of this year's General Assembly election season is almost over, we can see some clear patterns in the candidates' answers on issues of the day. What struck me most from the collective answer to the general questions about the state's fiscal crisis is that I heard very little in the way of solutions.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:57:23 GMT
Now that the amazing James O'Keefe has released video of Clinton campaign operatives openly conspiring to commit voter fraud, I thought I'd check on a story I noticed last month here in Connecticut: Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges , New Haven Register, September 26, 2014.- Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live , the Chief State's Attorney's Office said in a press release. The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:46:14 GMT
George Logan, Republican candidate for state senate in the 17th District, which encompasses Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge. George Logan, Republican candidate for state senate in the 17th District, which encompasses Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:36:34 GMT
In the latest iteration of their Municipal Equality Index report, the Human Rights Campaign released their findings of LGBTQ laws, policies, and services across 506 American cities. The results, which looked at non-discrimination laws, employment policies, services and programs, law enforcement relations, and city relationships with the LGBTQ community, found that cities have increasingly developed LGBTQ-friendly policies since the organization's last study.