Himes votes to reopen government

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) today released the following statement on the first day of the 116th Congress as Democrats regained the majority in the House of Representatives, voted to reopen the government, and passed a new rules package: “In 2018, Democrats won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives by making the case to the American people that we … read more

Rail lines will have positive train control by year’s end

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Branch line commuters will start the new year on safer trains. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced on Dec. 19 that every passenger rail line in Connecticut will have positive train control (PTC) installed on their systems by Dec. 31, fulfilling a recently enacted requirement by the Federal Railroad Administration for every passenger rail line in the country to implement … read more

GOP chairman complains Haskell is abusing election funds

Democratic 26th Senate District candidate Will Haskell in the Old Post Office Square in Wilton Center. — Kendra Baker photo

State Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano has filed an election complaint against Democrat Will Haskell, the 22-year-old challenging Republican Toni Boucher for her state Senate seat representing the 26th District, alleging Haskell has misused campaign funds by paying his roommate. “There’s a simple answer that may not have occurred to Mr. Romano, and that is that my roommate, Jack Lynch, … read more

Stefanowski and Arora in Wilton on Saturday

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Bob Stefanowski, Republican candidate for governor, and Harry Arora, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, will in Wilton Center on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2:30 to 3:15. They will be at the Wilton Republican Town Committee’s tent during the Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Parade and Halloween trick-or-treating. Both candidates will talk informally with interested citizens. They will be … read more

Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell for 26th district senate seat

Will Haskell

The race for state senate in Connecticut’s 26th district just went national with Democratic candidate Will Haskell winning the endorsement of former President Barack Obama. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something — to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public … read more

Himes reintroduces three education bills

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) reintroduced three bills on Thursday designed to help students in Connecticut and across the nation. The Supporting Early Learning Act expands on investments by the Obama administration into early education by establishing the Early Learning Challenge Fund. It would support states in building and strengthening high-quality early learning and development programs. The bill authorizes $350 million … read more

Will Haskell challenges for State Senate, raises nearly $30,000 so far

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Will Haskell, a New Canaan resident and Westport native, is running for the Connecticut State Senate seat now held by Republican Toni Boucher. He raised $29,013 from March 1 to 31. Haskell filed his campaign’s first financial disclosure statement with the State Election Enforcement Commission on Monday, April 23. Haskell, a Democrat, believes Hartford badly needs new leadership, he said … read more

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