Politics

Green Party Of New London Chooses Candidates

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

The roof of Captain’s Pizza on Bank Street was the setting for the Green Party’s monthly meeting on Thursday night as members chose their candidates for the Board of Education and City Council. Read more here: Green Party Of New London Chooses Candidates – New London, CT Patch.



Holden Gets Green Party Nod

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

The Green Party has got their man in Canton. Ben Holden will run as the official Green Party of Connecticut candidate for Canton Board of Selectmen this November after receiving the party’s nomnation Tuesday night. The endorsement, which was unanimous, was made during a meeting of the Green Party of Connecticut’s Statewide Coordinating Committee at

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Canton Resident Hopes To Run For Selectman On Green Party Ticket

Mar 14th, 2011 | By

CANTON — — A casual comment expressing dissatisfaction with local government spiraled into a run for office for a local 64-year-old. “I said, ‘I just don’t understand what’s wrong with these people; I can do a better job at this,’ ” Benedict “Ben” Holden said. “And several people said, ‘I have no doubt that you

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Four vie for District 148 seat in Stamford

Mar 13th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — A handful of candidates are running for Stamford’s District 148 state representative seat left vacant by former state Rep. Carlo Leone, who won a Feb. 22 special election to fill a vacancy in state Senate District 27. Read more here: Four vie for District 148 seat in Stamford – Stamford News – The

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A Q&A with Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer | The Advocate

Feb 26th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — On Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer’s election headquarters was Curly’s Diner. He had spent the day visiting polling stations to raise awareness for his write-in candidacy for the open state senate seat representing District 27. After the polls closed, Maurer went to Curley’s and waited for the results of the special

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Sierra Club endorses Courtney for Congress

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

The Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club announced Tuesday that it had endorsed Joe Courtney, the Democratic Congressman who is seeking re-election in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. via Sierra Club endorses Courtney for Congress | The Day.



Gub Candidates ‘Get to Green’ at Environmental Forum

Oct 18th, 2010 | By

Ten environmental groups hosted a forum today for Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidates — Tom Foley, Dan Malloy, and Tom Marsh — met at Yale to discuss their environmental priorities in a public forum moderated by Connecticut Public Radio’s Nancy Cohen.

“The next governor will have to set out a vision for clean energy and transportation, both of which are key to jobs and Connecticut’s economy,” said Don Strait, executive director of Connecticut Fund for the Environment.



The Courant’s Rick Green interviews Jeff Russell for Senate

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

We’re told that Dick Blumenthal is a fighter and Linda McMahon knows how to run a business and create jobs, but you know what might really shake up the U.S. Senate? Put in a homeless guy who lives in an old VW. In a year when outsiders are in and so many are angry, Jeff

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Hiring Of Inexperienced State Inspector Spurs Calls For Change, Stirs Campaign Debate

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

Agriculture Commissioner F. Philip Prelli’s July 16 hiring of Debra Hinman — a former pizza restaurant chef and school bus driver who is the mother of an ex-aide to Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s chief of staff — was labeled “outrageous” by state Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia, co-chairwoman of the legislature’s labor committee. via Hiring

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Conservation voters league backs Urban

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has endorsed incumbent state Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington in the Nov. 2 election. via The Day – Conservation voters league backs Urban | News from southeastern Connecticut.



CTLCV Endorses George Jepsen for Attorney General

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

CTLCV has announced its endorsement of George Jepsen in his campaign for Attorney General. The organization noted Jepsen’s impressive environmental track record and his eagerness to create a meaningful relationship between the Office of Attorney General and the Department of Environmental Protection.



Foley, Malloy offer positions on transportation issues

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The two major candidates for governor are very familiar with the twice-a-day traffic nightmares endured by the commuters of southwestern Connecticut. Both Republican Tom Foley, a private investor from Greenwich, and Dannel Malloy, the Democratic former Stamford mayor, are well aware that the state has struggled to maintain its infrastructure while raiding the state’s transportation

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Matt Peak endorsed by Sierra Club

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Matt Peak, Republican Candidate for State Representative, has been endorsed by the Sierra Club for his candidacy for the 12th House District.



Stark differences between McMahon, Blumenthal on energy, environment

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The differences between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Richard Blumenthal over environmental policy are striking. Blumenthal’s efforts as Connecticut’s attorney general on behalf of environmental causes, including joining bipartisan fights to block controversial energy projects for Long Island Sound, recently earned him the Sierra Club’s endorsement. McMahon, on the other hand, is uncertain about the

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CT Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to Transportation Questionnaire

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

As the race to succeed Governor M. Jodi Rell continues, Connecticut’s residents are beginning to get a better idea of Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Thomas Foley‘s policy platforms. As a way to identify transportation policy positions, Tri-State issued a transportation questionnaire to both campaigns. The answers received could help provide some insight into their

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CT LCV Endorses 28 in Races for General Assembly Seats

Sep 17th, 2010 | By

The bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has named its second round of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the Nov. 2 elections.



Why Hartford Hates the ‘Gold Coast’ of Fairfield County by Jim Cameron

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Jim Cameron writes: I was watching CT-N the other night (my favorite reality TV channel) as the members of the CPTC (Citizens Public Transportation Commission) were meeting for an incredibly boring discussion the state’s transit woes.  But toward the end of the meeting, my ears perked up as one of the 80+ year old members

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Pillsbury Seeks 1% Against DeLauro

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

The Green Party message is still anti-war. Cutting military spending by 70 percent is number one on the “Green New Deal.” That’s the 10-point policy platform that Greens are adopting nationwide. Such deep military spending cuts would save $500 billion, Pillsbury said. “You could buy a bank with that,” quipped Hamden Green Jeffry Larson.



Blumenthal appeals to environmentalists and other lovers of Long Island Sound

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

U.S. Senatorial Richard Blumenthal has released an ad in which he promises to hold big oil accountable if elected to the Senate, just as he fought Shell Oil and TransCanada Energy, who proposed building “Broadwater,” a huge liquefied natural gas storage facility in the middle of Long Island Sound, that Blumenthal opposed.