Posts Tagged ‘ Politics ’

Green Party candidate fights uphill battle for 30th district senate seat

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By

Don Alexander thinks politics are controlled by one party — what he calls the “Republicrats” — who are only concerned with taking care of corporations and the rich. That’s why he decided to make his second bid as a Green Party candidate for the state Senate seat for the 30th District now left open by

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Busway Becomes Issue In 27th House District Race

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

State Rep. Sandy Nafis, D-Newington, says she won’t comment on the controversial CTfastrak busway project because her employer works on the project, a position that her GOP opponent in the 27th Assembly District race is calling “ridiculous.” via Busway Becomes Issue In 27th House District Race –

Shoreline Democrats settle on Meyer, Widlitz; GOP putting up Cartier, Trotta

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

Widlitz is running for a 10th term and says her priorities include school reform to close the achievement gap, the Long Island Sound caucus, climate change and small business incentives. For more on this story, visit: Shoreline Democrats settle on Meyer, Widlitz; GOP putting up Cartier, Trotta- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven,

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Environmentalist Heads East Haddam Dems Slate

Sep 12th, 2011 | By

The East Haddam Democratic Town Committee today launches its 2011 political campaign, and has chosen long-time resident and staunch Land Swap opponent Rob Smith to lead the field. Smith’s career includes more than 30 years with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection where he started as a Parks and Recreation supervisor and ended his career

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Ben Holden seeks Green Party nomination for a seat on the Board of Selectmen

Mar 7th, 2011 | By

CANTON — Canton resident Ben Holden is seeking the Green Party nomination so that he can run for the Canton Board of Selectmen in November. Some of the items topping Holden’s platform include the building of two hydroelectric dams, an electric charging station, and issues with the current board of selectmen. Read more here: Ben

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Phil Miller Receives CT LCV, Sierra Club Endorsement

Feb 7th, 2011 | By

Essex First Selectman and 36th District House candidate Phil Miller received endorsements from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and the Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club.

New Attorney General, Jepsen, Digs Heels In

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

State Attorney General George Jepsen met last week with the DPUC officials to discuss creating a regulatory environment that will further accelerate energy conservation.

State Sen. Don Williams earns 100 percent from LCV Scorecard

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

2010 Environmental Scorecard shows Senator Williams stood up to lobbyists to earn grade of 100 percent Hartford: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) has earned a perfect score on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ (CTLCV) just released Environmental Scorecard for 2010. via State Sen. Don Williams earns 100 percent from LCV Scorecard.

Suffolk Executive Steve Levy Slams Lobster Restrictions

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Hauppauge – Suffolk Executive Steve Levy denounced an up to 75 percent restriction on lobster catches proposed by the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Levy noted the restriction would catastrophically affect the historic Long Island lobster industry, and yet has no guarantee of yielding results. Levy instead proposed a series of common-sense measures to

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Connecticut’s Potential Governors Weigh in on Transportation

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

In advance of tomorrow’s Republican and Democratic primary in Connecticut, and with the Connecticut DOT and transportation funding facing an uncertain future, Tri-State issued a questionnaire to the major parties’ gubernatorial candidates to dig deeper into their views on transportation issues. via Connecticut’s Potential Governors Weigh in on Transportation | Mobilizing the Region.

DeLauro Visits Local Community Supported Farm

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Massaro Farm in Woodbridge supplies surrounding communities with seasonal vegetables, fruits, and farm goods year-round U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro visited the Massaro Community Farm in Woodbridge, CT today to observe and learn about their organic farming practices and the recently established Community Supported Agricultural (CSA), which enables local residents to purchase shares of the

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Three Top Democrats In Legislature Skeptical About Rell’s Mass Transit Plans

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — As Gov. M. Jodi Rell this week seeks $486 million in bonding for two mass transit projects, she’s getting tough questions from an unexpected source: Democratic legislators. via Three Top Democrats In Legislature Skeptical About Rell’s Mass Transit Plans –

NY LCV Endorses Congressman Tim Bishop

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Farmingville – Congressman Tim Bishop is proud to receive the endorsements of the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) and the national League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, two non-partisan organizations that support elected officials with proven records of protecting our country’s environmental resources. via New York League Of Conservation Voters Endorses Congressman Tim

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Brickley, Zydanowicz debate energy, stimulus

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — In their only full-scale debate, two Republicans vying for the right to take on U.S. Rep. John Larson in the general election showed a surprising civility Thursday and expressed views that largely mirrored one another. via Brickley, Zydanowicz debate energy, stimulus – The Bristol Press.

DeLauro: Green Tech Will Help Turn Around Economy

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

New Haven’s U.S. Congresswoman visited a local alternative energy shop Thursday to meet with entrepreneurs and green techies. Bruce Crowder, who works there, sent in this report to the New Haven Independent: “There is a real role for government to be a catalyst”, said U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of New Haven Thursday at a small

[continue reading…] News – Malloy calls CT transportation infrastructure ‘unnacceptable’

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Dan Malloy, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for Governor,  responded to a new report by the by The Road Information Program that says 45 percent of Connecticut’s major roadways are either in “poor or mediocre condition” and that 34 percent of the state’s bridges are “deficient or obsolete.” “The fact is, Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure is

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Malloy committed to better transit

Jul 15th, 2010 | By

All of the candidates for governor this year say they want to create jobs. Dan Malloy is the only one ready to tackle the underlying problem that is keeping Connecticut from being competitive in the job market. Our transportation system is pathetic. Connecticut’s highways are becoming increasingly congested and workers’ commutes are getting longer. This

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Green firms uniting to flex political muscle

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON — Stonyfield Farm is slapping its familiar cow logo on more than just containers of yogurt these days. The New Hampshire-based organic food maker is one of more than 50 local companies to lend its corporate name to a political lobbying campaign aimed at persuading Congress to support climate and energy legislation on Capitol

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Rell Concedes DOT Chief Resigned After Allegation

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — Gov. M. Jodi Rell has acknowledged that the abrupt resignation a week ago of state Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie was precipitated by a complaint of “inappropriate behavior” against him by a department employee. via Rell Concedes DOT Chief Resigned After Allegation –

Statement of Governor M. Jodi Rell on Letter of Resignation, Stipulated Agreement Signed by Former DOT Commissioner Joseph F. Marie

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell today issued the following statement on the letter of resignation and stipulated agreement signed by former Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Joseph F. Marie: “My office was contacted by a person representing a DOT employee who had alleged inappropriate behavior by the Commissioner. Legal counsel for the Governor’s Office conducted

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