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A rare accord on streamlining DEP

It’s an unexpected conclusion to what had been expected to be a showdown: Environmentalists and the business community both are endorsing a bill intended to streamline issuance of state permits and licenses. When the legislative session began just three months ago, such a resolution seemed unlikely. Business lobbyists were demanding an end to lengthy delays […]

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Missing candidates take heat at forum

MANCHESTER – A leading Democratic candidate for governor, Ned Lamont, took heat on and off stage Monday night for missing a forum sponsored by a coalition of social-service and anti-poverty groups. On stage, Democrat Dan Malloy was rewarded with laughter and applause after referring to two missing Greenwich entrepreneurs, Lamont and Republican Tom Foley, as […]

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GOP appeals ruling in Bysiewicz case

The Connecticut Republican Party intends to appeal a Superior Court judge’s ruling that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz has 10 years experience in the “active practice” of law, the statutory minimum to serve as attorney general, her lawyer said today. “The Republican Party is trying to cast doubt over my candidacy as we prepare […]

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Staples out of AG race

Rep. Cameron C. Staples, D-New Haven, withdrew today from the race for attorney general, leaving a two-way fight between Susan Bysiewicz and George Jepsen for the Democratic nomination. Staples, the co-chair of the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, said he will not be seeking re-election to the General Assembly, ending an 18-year legislative career. […]