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  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July.
  • Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate

    Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate
    Democrats kept their grip on the state Senate on a night of tension and tentative celebration in party headquarters across Connecticut. Republicans had been optimistic about flipping a few seats and narrowing the Democrats’ 22-14 advantage in...

    Official: Hartford Mixup A Failure Of 'Election 101'

    Official: Hartford Mixup A Failure Of 'Election 101'
    HARTFORD — Registrars' failure to deliver voting lists on time to several polling places Tuesday morning prompted confusion, anger and a lingering, urgent question: How could this happen? "Do you have any comment?" Superior Court Judge Carl...

    Fonfara Faces Three Challengers In 1st Senate District

    Fonfara Faces Three Challengers In 1st Senate District
    Wethersfield lawyer Barbara Ruhe admits that it has become "a bit of a hobby" running against her political nemesis, Democratic state Sen. John Fonfara of Hartford. Ruhe, a Republican battling Fonfara for the fourth straight general election, said she...

    Editorial Endorsements: Picks For Legislature

    Editorial Endorsements: Picks For Legislature
    The Courant makes the following recommendations, in bold type, in local races. The House In the 1st District, Matthew Ritter, the Democratic incumbent and former Hartford city council member, has become a strong voice for sound tax policy and economic...