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Voters get their say on Election Day

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Editor’s note: Due to press deadlines, results for Tuesday’s election will be on-line at www. SouthingtonObserver.com. Many of the voters at the polls on Tuesday had similar concerns including taxes and the race for governor. “I am hoping that somebody can make some changes for the betterment of the community…

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Clinton rallies for Malloy, says he told the truth

October 15, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former President Bill Clinton is crediting Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with making the unpopular decisions needed to address the state’s budget problems. Speaking to 700 supporters at a rally Monday in Hartford, Clinton acknowledged Malloy “had a strategy that was designed to make everybody mad.”…

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GOP accuses Malloy of circumventing campaign law

October 8, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican legislative leaders are accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democrats of trying to circumvent Connecticut’s campaign finance laws and spend restricted contributions from state contractors. The claim lodged by the GOP Tuesday comes after the a lawyer representing the party sought an advisory opinion…

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Absentee ballots now available in Connecticut

October 7, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Absentee ballots are now available for registered voters in Connecticut. Voters can download an application for an absentee ballot from the Secretary of the State’s website or contact their local town clerk to apply in-person or through the mail. Typically, the ballots are sent to applicants within days once applications are…

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Money pouring into governor’s race despite system

September 30, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ When Connecticut set up its public campaign financing system nearly a decade ago, it was supposed to ensure politicians were not beholden to special interests and corporations in the wake of a corruption scandal that ensnared its former governor. But the rules that have been held…

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Foley tax return summaries show wide income swings

September 28, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Tax return summaries released Friday by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley show he has experienced wide swings in income. In documents provided to journalists for review, Foley, a wealthy Greenwich businessman, reported slightly more than $1 million in adjusted gross income for the 2010 tax year.…

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Foley calls for cap on Connecticut car taxes

September 25, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says there should be a cap on local taxes paid for vehicles, a component of his proposed urban agenda. Appearing Wednesday in New Britain, the Greenwich businessman said he would push to limit the tax to 30 mills. One mill is equal to $1 for every…

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Christie: Connecticut 1 of top 2 races for GOP

September 25, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said Tuesday that Connecticut is one of the top two gubernatorial races in the country and GOP candidate Tom Foley needs to keep focusing on growing jobs and the state’s economy to win in November.…

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Malloy courting women in close re-election race

September 23, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign is making the strong sell to female voters in Connecticut, banking that his positions on gun control, pay equity, domestic violence and a higher minimum wage will give the first-term incumbent an edge in the tight race against Republican businessman…

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Republicans keep control; Only one charter revision question passes

November 5, 2013
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Republicans keep control; Only one charter revision question passes

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Republicans have retained control of the town, keeping majorities on the various town boards, including the Town Council and Board of Education. Though the faces may have changed somewhat, the Republicans kept a supermajority on the Town Council, with all six Republican candidates being elected. The three Democrats running…

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