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Lawmakers eye higher ed, nonprofits for state bailout as COVID continues
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 26, 2020

Dan Haar: Voters use drop boxes, not mail; absentees less than forecast
By Dan Haar, The Middletown Press, October 26, 2020

‘This is fantastic’ — Thousands answer the call for new poll workers
By Angela Carella, The Stamford Advocate, October 26, 2020

Some towns seeing surge of poll workers ahead of election
By Matt Grahn, The Bulletin, October 24, 2020

Gov. Lamont says moving vans headed toward Connecticut after many years going other way
By Christopher Keating, TheHartford Courant, October 24, 2020

Better than-expected tax collections cut Connecticut’s projected budget deficit by almost 40% to $1.2B
By Russell Blair, The Hartford Courant, October 21, 2020

Lamont’s small business grant highlights CT’s dilemma
By Dan Haar, The Middletown Press, October 21, 2020

State Control of Local Zoning?
By Terrie Wood, Hartford Current, Posted October 20, 2020

Election 2020: Darien Voter Guide
Everything you need to know about early voting, mail-in voting and in-person voting in Darien for the election Nov. 3.
By Alfred Branch, Patch Staff, The Darien Patch, October 20, 2020

Surging tax receipts take a huge chunk out of state’s projected budget deficit
Increase chances officials can escape the pandemic without a major state tax hike
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 20, 2020

Himes, Riddle clash at lone 4th Congressional District debate
By Ken Borsuk, The Darien Times, October 19, 2020

Spike in mail-in voting, health concerns portend a messy Election Day
​By Mike Cummings, YaleNews, October 19, 2020

Darien League of Women Voters publishes Voters Guide
Darien League of Women Voters, The Darien Times, October 19, 2020

Hartford Courant to move printing to Mass.
By Liese Klein, 
The Hartford Business Journal, October 19, 2020

These 20 races could determine if Democrats keep or expand control of Connecticut’s legislature
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, October 14, 2020

Darien considers removing portable classrooms
By Susan Shultz, The Darien Times, October 13, 2020

Ex-Air Force vs. ex-officer: Leone, Maldonado vie for District 27 Senate seat
By Angela Carella, The Darien Times, October 14, 2020

Consumer spending slows in Connecticut
The Republican American, October 12, 2020

The general election is already here. Here’s a snapshot.
By Kasturi Pananjady, The CT Mirror, October 9, 2020

Your taxes keep rising—so why is Connecticut broke?
By Staff, The Yankee  Institute of Public Policy, October 6, 2020

‘We’re just gonna have to hope’: Darien businesses and organizations prepare for phase 3
By Jarret Liotta and Susan Shultz, The Darien Times, October 6, 2020

Report: Pensions for Connecticut public workers boost compensation 28% above the private sector
By Stephen Singer, The Hartford Courant, October 1, 2020

Lamont’s plan to close $2B deficit could be to tap CT’s $3B rainy day fund
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 1, 2020

These New CT Laws Can Change Your Life On Oct. 1
Many parts of Connecticut's police reform bill take effect Oct. 1.
Connecticut will also join 49 other states in licensing one
profession.
By Rich Scinto, Patch Staff, The Darien Patch, October 1, 2020

Connecticut House passes bill requiring utilities to reimburse customers up to $250
for spoiled food or medicine following criticism of Eversource response to Isaias

By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, October 1, 2020

7 new laws that take effect in Connecticut on Oct. 1,
including first provisions of police accountability bill

By Russell Blair, The Hartford Courant, September 30, 2020

Connecticut House votes to give more time to process ballots
By Susan Haigh, Associated Press, The CT Post, September 30, 2020

Council of Small Towns warns of prevailing wage bill in special session
By Marc E. Fitch, The Yankee Institute for Public Policy, September 30, 2020

Connecticut GOP virtual speaker series brings in Reince Priebus,
Sen. Tom Cotton, Kim Klacik and Corey Lewandowski

By Michael Hamad, Theh Hartford Courant, September 30, 2020

Civil rights attorneys take aim at single-family zoning using Woodbridge as test case
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The CT Mirror, September 29, 2020

Senate GOP abandons special session rules fight
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, September 29, 2020

Press Conference on “One-Party-Rule” Special Session Agenda
State Senator Len Fasano, ​www.CTSenateRepublicans.com, September 28, 2020​

Republicans warn that most bills for special session are still unwritten
By Ken Dixon, ​The New Haven Register, September 28, 2020

Connecticut Secretary of the State braces for online disinformation about voting process
By Kasturi Pananjady, The CT Mirror, September 28, 2020

Editorial: J.R. Romano should resign as Connecticut Republican party leader
Editorial Staff, The Hartford Courant, September 27, 2020

Darien committee to study proposed CT housing bills
By Susan Shultz, Editor, The Darien Times, October 1, 2020

Bring Civics Back to the Classroom
By Doug Ducey, The National Review, September 25, 2020

In a special session, the real debate is the agenda
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, September 25, 2020

Where is the common ground and common sense?
By Terrie Wood, Hartford Current, Posted on September 25, 2020


In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state control of local zoning. This is purportedly to address issues of housing affordability and opportunity. Yes, Hartford would be in charge of making decisions on zoning in Norwalk and Darien and every other city in Connecticut, not your locally elected zoning officials.

Highlights of this proposed legislation include...

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​​​State Control of Local Zoning?
By Terrie Wood, Hartford Current, Posted October 20, 2020

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