Politics

Bysiewicz Seeks Latino Support On Grand Ave.

by Thomas Breen | Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (2)

Thomas Breen photosYolanda Guzman made sure that Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz didn’t leave her Grand Avenue bakery without taking a slice of tres leches cake.

In fact, Guzman packed eight slices of the three-milk Mexican dessert bread for the Democratic nominee: one slice for Bysiewicz, and one for each of the seven other local businesspeople, politicos, and campaign supporters who gave the former secretary of the state a walking tour of five different Fair Haven small businesses on Thursday afternoon.

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Oz Raises The BAR

by Allan Appel | Sep 17, 2018 11:49 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel PhotoAs Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski sparred on on the stage of the Shubert Theater Monday night, unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel joined the debate two blocks away.

“If we don’t like the question,” he announced, “we’ll just answer something else.”

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Dozens Rally For Criminal Justice Reform

by Thomas Breen | Sep 17, 2018 11:34 pm | Comments (4)

Thomas BreenThe formerly incarcerated need good-paying jobs. They need safe and stable housing. And they need state politicians to know that they will not be overlooked.

Two dozen criminal justice reform advocates chanted that message and cheered on Monday evening as they marched down College Street from Chapel Street to the Shubert Theater during the hour before a gubernatorial debate between Democratic candidate Ned Lamont and Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski.

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Lamont, Murphy Denounce Healthcare “Sabotage”

by Thomas Breen | Sep 14, 2018 1:36 pm | Comments (3)

Thomas Breen photoPeople’s healthcare is on the ballot this November. And the vote is between broader and more affordable access on the one hand, and limited coverage and insurance company profits on the other.

That’s the way that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy framed this year’s state and federal elections during a Friday morning healthcare-related press conference held in the city health department’s ninth floor public health clinic at 54 Meadow St.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski responded on Friday afternoon by calling Lamont “desperate” and his “false accusations” and not “bound by facts or concerned with the truth.”

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Criminal Record Controversy Propels Legislative Candidate

by Thomas Breen | Sep 12, 2018 12:19 pm | Comments (2)

CT News Junkie photoIn November 2013, Kennard Ray got the job as deputy chief of staff to then-Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.

But less than one day after his appointment, Ray withdrew his nomination for the position under pressure from a mayoral administration that claimed it knew nothing about Ray’s decade-old criminal record until a local newspaper started asking.

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