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  • Republicans Gain House Seat As Zawistowski Wins 61st District Special Election

    Republican Tami Zawistowski, an East Granby finance board member, won a special election Friday night over Democrat Peter Hill in the 61st House District in northern Connecticut.
  • House Mows Down Bill Banning GMO Grass Seed

    HARTFORD — A bill to ban genetically modified grass seed before it arrives in Connecticut hit a wall of opposition in the state House Thursday, going down to defeat despite warnings that GMO seeds could bring a dangerous wave of toxic herbicides...

    House GOP Leader Retiring After 22 Years

    After winning 11 elections in his hometown, House Republican leader Larry Cafero announced Wednesday that he is retiring after 22 years in the legislature and eight years as caucus leader. A blunt-talking political veteran, Cafero is known for his...

    READER SUBMITTED: Saint Brigid Student Receives City And State Recognition

    On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Hartford City Hall, friends and family, along with Principal Shevon Hickey and her husband, were in the audience as Saint Brigid's sixth-grade student Evan Thompson gave his speech on the impact of gun violence in the classroom at...

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection. Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...