Posts Tagged ‘ Election ’

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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Quite turnout thus far for the municipal election

November 5, 2013
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By Observer staff Voter turnout at the polls has been a bit slow, officials said, but there is hope that the turnout will increase as people get out of work. “It’s kind of slow overall,” said Town Clerk Leslie Cotton. Cotton said she expected things to pick up this evening. She anticipated that about 30…

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Councilors say their farewells; Four Republicans not seeking re-election

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Election Day just around the corner, four town councilors not seeking re-election said goodbye to their colleagues Monday night, thanking them for several years of teamwork and commitment to Southington. Four of the six incumbent Republican councilors, Louis Martocchio, Peter Romano, Dr. Al Natelli and John Dobbins, decided not…

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School board candidates debate budget cuts and student growth

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Democratic and Republican school board candidates tackled key issues on student growth, the new teacher evaluation system and budget cuts at a recent Board of Education debate. The debate was hosted by the Southington Education Association. With the implementation of the new teacher and administration evaluation systems in the state,…

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Chamber hosts Town Council candidate debate

October 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Republicans and Democrats running for Town Council came face-to-face last week during the first Q&A session, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Both parties addressed key issues of the town, including property taxes, open space and the environmental cleanup of superfund sites. However, Republican and Democratic candidates shared opposing…

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