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House Democrats outline agenda with a pro-business flavor

Rep. Theresa Conroy was featured. She is targeted for defeat this fall. At left is House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz.

EAST HARTFORD — Facing an electorate that gave the General Assembly a 24-percent approval rating, the House Democratic Majority unveiled a campaign framework Tuesday that focuses on job creation and fiscal responsibility and downplays labor issues, such as raising the minimum wage and making the tax structure more progressive. Continue Reading →

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A gay GOP candidate’s struggle to steer clear of the culture wars

Clay Cope, the first selectman of Sherman, listening to a man concerned about Candlewood Lake.

SHERMAN — Clay Cope, the first selectman of this quiet lake community of 3,694, got into the race for Congress at the urging of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who says Cope has a compelling story to tell about restoring Yankee virtues of pay-as-you-go frugality and limited government to a town that had fallen into debt. But if there is a formula for keeping God, guns and gays out of congressional politics in 2016, no one has shared it with Cope. Continue Reading →

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Quinnipiac poll: CT prefers Clinton over Trump, but likes neither

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Connecticut voters favor Hillary Clinton over Donald J. Trump for president by only 7 percentage points, despite seeing her as better qualified on key measures by wide margins, while Bernie Sanders leads Trump by 19 points, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Continue Reading →

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