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The GOP nominates a businessman reformer to rescue failing Hartford.

By The WSJ Editorial Board, Aug. 15, 2018

Democrats again showed their eagerness to send a message against President Trump in Tuesday’s primaries, which threatens GOP control of statehouses. But perhaps the most intriguing result came in Connecticut, where businessman Bob Stefanowski won the GOP nomination for Governor on a bold reform platform to save the sinking state after years of failed public-union governance.  Read More

 

Our newly elected governor will have veto power over redrawn Congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 census!

This is extremely important. Our newly elected governor will have veto power over redrawn Congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 census. Redrawing the lines will play a significant role in future elections. This powerful reconfiguration gives states the ability to favor incumbents or deliberately cut them out of their existing districts, allowing one party to control government.

With the long-time dominance of the Democrat party in Connecticut, Republicans have fallen victim to this practice. Vote Republican this November and you will have a chance to correct this devastating inequity.

(In 1812 Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a law redrawing district lines to benefit one party- and so “gerrymandering” was born.)  

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Tolling measure hits a snag, Wednesday vote suspended

Tolling measure hits a snag, Wednesday vote suspended

Speaker Joe Aresimowicz canceled plans Wednesday for a House vote on a measure to create an electronic tolling plan, saying it lacks support now to pass.

While the Berlin Democrat said he still would try to build sufficient support before the session ends on May 9, he also said the anti-tolls movement has been effective at scaring people with false information

GOP offers compromise CT budget, taps tax windfall to bolster key programs

GOP offers compromise CT budget, taps tax windfall to bolster key programs

In a major move toward a bipartisan budget compromise, Republican legislators recommended more funding for social services, higher education, transportation and municipalities — and agreed to help pay for them by tapping about $300 million of this spring’s income tax windfall.

The revised budget Senate and House Republican leaders unveiled Tuesday also retains new deposits into cash-starved pensions while abandoning a disputed plan to cut state employee benefits in 2027 and reap part of the savings now.

House Votes To Limit Gubernatorial Rescission Authority

House Votes To Limit Gubernatorial Rescission Authority

HARTFORD, CT — The House passed legislation Wednesday to reduce the governor’s rescission authority when it comes to education aid.

The House voted 117-32 to pass a bill that would prohibit the governor from making rescissions or reductions to education cost sharing grants for local school districts.

Municipal Lobby Makes Final Push To Protect Emergency Reserves From Labor

Municipal Lobby Makes Final Push To Protect Emergency Reserves From Labor

HARTFORD, CT — Local mayors and first selectmen don’t want to be punished for handling their budgets responsibly over the years, and they say what’s in their Rainy Day Fund shouldn’t impact the results of a labor dispute.

With only a few days left in the legislative session, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is pushing a bill to help them preserve these emergency funds.