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Increase In Sales, Income Taxes Improves Connecticut’s Budget Forecast
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, January 16, 2021

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets
By Susan Haigh, The Associated Press, January 16, 2021

Spiking tax revenue will wipe out state budget deficit, analysts say
Lamont, lawmakers have enough revenue to balance next state budget without tax hikes

By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, January 15, 2021​

Lamont Still Pressing For 5G Wireless Technology
By Hugh McQuaid, The CT News Junkie, January 15, 2021

Connecticut, Northeast Continue to Lose Residents to Warmer, More Tax-Friendly States
By Steve Jensen, The CT News Junkie, January 14, 2021

Republican Tim Herbst says he hasn’t ruled out another run at Connecticut governor
By Michael Hamad, The Hartford Courant, January 14, 2021

Former House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz joining top lobbying firm at state Capitol
​By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 14, 2021

Lamont will spare town aid while closing big deficit in next state budget
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, January 13, 2021

Lawmakers Try Again for Highway Tolls
By Christine Stuart, NBC CT, January 13, 2021 [Includes Video]

Gov. Ned Lamont will push for broadband expansion to boost education, economic development
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 13, 2021

Romano says slow fundraising prompted his resignation
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, January 13, 2021

Connecticut residents would be charged based on how much trash
they throw away in step to address state’s ‘waste crisis’

By Zach Murdock, The Hartford Courant, January 13, 2021

Lamont will spare town aid while closing big deficit in next state budget
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, January 13, 2021

CT Bill Would Allow More Black, Hispanic People On Juries
The bill would eliminate the wait for convicted felons,
allow permanent legal residents to serve on juries and change jurors' pay.

By Rich Scinto, Patch Staff, The Patch, January 13, 2021

Democrats eye tax on insurers to fund broader health reform package
By Jenna Carlesso, The CT Mirror, January 13, 2021

OpEd: Former Capitol Hill employees from Darien speak out after attack
By Chris and Rachel Taylor, The Darien Times, January 12, 2021

Superintendents association calls on 2.5% annual increases in state spending for Connecticut’s public schools
By Adria Watson and Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The CT Mirror,  January 12, 2021

Rep. Patricia Billie Miller running for Connecticut Senate in special election; seat once held by major players
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 12, 2021

Darien parents criticize school district's remote learning decision
By Susan Shultz, The Darien Times, January 12, 2021

Report: Connecticut among top states to raise a family
By Andrew DaRosa, ​The Middletown Press, January 12, 2021

J.R. Romano quits as CT GOP chair
Former Sen. George Logan a potential successor
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, January 12, 2021

Senators Haskell and Kasser file new tolls bill for 2021
By Marc E. Fitch, The Yankee Institute,  January 11, 2021

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to offer ‘revenue-raising ideas’ for transportation in February budget
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 11, 2021

Record startup businesses forming in CT amid COVID economy
By Alexander Soule, The CT Post, January 11, 2021

A public option for healthcare and higher taxes on the wealthy:
​The Connecticut Working Families Party releases its 2021 legislative agenda

By Daniela Altimari, The Hartford Courant, January 8, 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont’s state of the state speech: ‘Connecticut’s comeback is happening’
By CT Mirror Staff, The CT Mirror, January 6, 2021

‘Let this be the year of Connecticut’s Comeback.’ Gov. Ned Lamont delivers upbeat address as
2021 legislative session kicks off; asks lawmakers to move on legalizing marijuana, sports betting

​By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 6, 2021

Historic outdoor ceremonies on first day of General Assembly
By Ken Dixon, The CT Post, January 6, 2021

Stamford senator to resign, take position with state’s DOT
By Susan Haigh, The Associated Press, January 5, 2021

Veteran Stamford senator will take job with Lamont administration
By Ken Dixon, The CT Post, January 4, 2021

Labor-based coalition urges Lamont, lawmakers to tax wealthy to fund ‘people’s recovery’ from pandemic
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, January 4, 2021

COVID-19 could lead to permanent expansion of voting opportunities
By Sten Spinella, Staff Writer, The Day, January 3, 2021; Updated January 4, 2021

Democrats increase majority in General Assembly,
​but as session begins Ned Lamont has become a more powerful governor

By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 3, 2021

11 key issues for Connecticut legislature in 2021 include marijuana, sports betting and affordable housing
By Michael Hamad and Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, January 3, 2021

Virus, budget likely to dominate Connecticut legislative session
By Susan Haigh, The Associated Press, The Westerly Sun, January 3, 2021 

Politics needs a new injection of common sense
By Robert Ham, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, December 30, 2020

'This brings stability': Stimulus spurs hopes for Connecticut jobs recovery
By Paul Schott, The Middletown Press, December 29, 2020

These 5 new Connecticut laws take effect on Jan. 1
By Michael Hamad, The Hartford Courant, December 29, 2020

Does Connecticut have a future?
By Fred Carstensen, The Hartford Business Journal, December 28, 2020

2020 in Connecticut, a year no one wants to review
Best of 2020 
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, December 28, 2020

As Miguel Cardona departs for D.C., Lamont wants an education commissioner
​who will keep kids in school during the pandemic

By Amanda Blanco and Daniela Altimari, The Hartford Courant, December 27, 2020

Connecticut residents may have until April 1 to pay their Jan. 1 taxes without penalty, but it’s up to the towns
By Michael Hamad, The Hartford Courant, December 26, 2020

OpEd: It’s Not Time For Another Tax
By Patrick Sasser, The CT News Junkie, December 23, 2020

Darien town officials to discuss Jan. 1 90-day tax deferment
By Susan Shultz, Editor, The Darien Times, December 22, 2020

Are Lamont and his fellow Democrats headed for a showdown over tax reform?
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, December 22, 2020

Gasoline taxes could rise as Lamont joins regional climate group
By Ken Dixon, The CT Post, December 21, 2020, Updated December 22, 2020

If Republicans want to think about beating Ned Lamont in 2022, they need to start with some fresh ideas
By ​Kevin Rennie, The Hartford Courant, December 18, 2020

Zoning reform must consider the character of each town
By Alexis Harrison, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, December 17, 2020

Analyst: CT 'facing worst job declines since World War II'
By Luther Turmelle, The CT Post, December 17, 2020

As CT jobless rate jumps, officials say it finally reflects reality
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, December 17, 2020

Connecticut legislature’s opening day could be held outdoors;
State of the State Address potentially by Zoom

By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, December 17, 2020

Are Lamont and his fellow Democrats headed for a showdown over tax reform?
​By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, December 17, 2020



 OpEd: Former Capitol Hill employees from Darien speak out after attack

By Chris and Rachel Taylor, The Darien Times, January 12, 2021


 

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DARIEN— Chris and Rachel Taylor are former Capitol Hill employees, Darien residents and members of Darien’s Republican Town Committee.

Some 15 years ago, we both worked on Capitol Hill. To be precise we both worked in the Capitol Building, itself. We were both communicators for high-ranking Republican lawmakers with offices that you most likely viewed on the news last week, during the violent assault we all watched helplessly.

We looked on in horror as the very hallowed halls we walked while working endless hours in service to our country were being traipsed through and destroyed by violent American extremists. It was a heartbreaking sight for both of us....

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