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Connecticut Congressional Delegation Banned From Russia

Connecticut Congressional Delegation Banned From Russia

Connecticut’s congressional delegation were among the 963 Americans permanently banned from Russia by the country’s Foriegn Ministry this weekend in response to U.S. support of sanctions stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The list includes all five of the state’s U.S. representatives as well as its two U.S. senators and other notable figures including…

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Connecticut Officials Celebrate Sikorsky Tax Break

Connecticut Officials Celebrate Sikorsky Tax Break

State officials on Monday commemorated the adoption of a $75 million tax break package for Stratford-based helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, which they said provides the Lockheed Martin subsidiary a competitive edge in securing the next generation of defense contracts. Gov. Ned Lamont, whose administration helped negotiate the 20-year deal, signed off on the package last month…

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Bob Stefanowski Tests Positive for COVID

Bob Stefanowski Tests Positive for COVID

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski looks likely to take a break from the campaign trail following a positive COVID-19 test, which he announced Monday in a short statement. “I just wanted to let everyone know that I tested positive for COVID-19 this morning after finding out I had a positive exposure,” Stefanowski said. “I am…

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Kid Governor Adds Oklahoma to Growing List of Affiliates

Kid Governor Adds Oklahoma to Growing List of Affiliates

Kid Governor, a nationally-recognized civics program for fifth graders that started in Connecticut, has gained such a following that it is now being introduced in Oklahoma, the fourth state to offer it since elementary students in Connecticut elected the first Kid Governor in 2015.  The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy will start the program with…

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At UConn, U.S. Energy Secretary Touts Energy Investments

At UConn, U.S. Energy Secretary Touts Energy Investments

STORRS, CT  – The University of Connecticut’s Clean Energy Engineering Center served as the backdrop for the Biden Administration’s Friday announcement it would be dedicating $7 million to expand a free energy assessment program for manufacturers looking to reduce their carbon footprint. U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made the announcement at a press conference after…

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GOP Call Democratic Party Tweet ‘Racist’

GOP Call Democratic Party Tweet ‘Racist’

(Updated 8:27 p.m.) The Connecticut Republican Party is calling on the Connecticut Democratic Party to delete a tweet about George Logan, who is running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District against U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, calling it “racist.”  The tweet, which has a photo of Logan in front of a Gadsden flag, says “This…

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Democratic Field For Secretary of The State Shrinks

Democratic Field For Secretary of The State Shrinks

The Democratic field of secretary of the state hopefuls continued to narrow this week as another candidate dropped out of the race while Republican candidates doubled down setting the stage for a three-way primary. Earlier this month, delegates for the two parties chose from a crowded roster of candidates looking to replace retiring Secretary of…

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First Senate Poll Shows Incumbent With 10-Point Lead

First Senate Poll Shows Incumbent With 10-Point Lead

A poll of Connecticut voters released Thursday on the state’s U.S. Senate race suggests incumbent Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal leads three potential Republican challengers by at least 10 points. The poll, conducted by Emerson College with WTNH and The Hill, surveyed 1,000 voters and concluded the two-term Democrat led his nearest Republican rival, former state…

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