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Foley: Jumps into Middletown debate

Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, whose refusal to participate in three Fairfield County debates planned by the League of Women voters led to their cancelation last week, has added a forum to his schedule. The Foley campaign confirmed Monday afternoon that the Greenwich businessman would participate in Tuesday’s forum in Middletown sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition […]

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Rasmussen: Blumenthal up by 5 in Senate race

Democrat Richard Blumenthal has a five-percentage point lead over Republican Linda McMahon in their U.S. Senate race, according a Rasmussen Reports poll out today. Rasmussen has Blumenthal leading 50 percent to 45 percent, the tightest margin in their surveys. Quinnipiac University will post its new Senate poll tomorrow. In a Quinnipiac poll of likely voters two weeks […]

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Rep. Courtney touts his “no” votes in new TV Ad

Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, has just joined an increasingly popular club: Democratic incumbents emphasizing their independence and striving for an “I’m-not-of-Washington” message in this volatile campaign season. In his first ad this election, Courtney focuses on his votes against the bank bailout, officially known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, to argue that he’s no toe-the-line […]

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Marsh on health care: A personal view

Tom Marsh draws from personal experience when he talks about health care. The Republican-turned-Independent Party candidate for governor speaks of having no health insurance just two months before his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, giving him an understanding of the pitfalls faced by people who can’t afford insurance. Tom Marsh He recalls caring for […]

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School leaders say regional transportation could cut costs

Local school districts, under pressure to cut costs as they face of dwindling resources, could save millions of dollars through regionalized bus transportation, education officials said Monday. If done right, shared bus services could reduce transportation costs for individual districts anywhere from 10 to 50 percent, with the smaller districts saving the most, leaders of […]

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Rell nominates four for judgeships

Five months after coming under fire for naming an all-white group of judges, Gov. M. Jodi Rell today submitted to the legislature a racially and ethnically diverse set of judicial nominations. Rell four nominees include an African-American public defender and immigrants from Korea and Pakistan. They may be her last judicial picks before leaving office […]