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Abrams officially ends campaign for 149th District

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A week after a lawsuit accusing state representative candidate Marc Abrams of sexual harassment surfaced, the backcountry Democrat has officially pulled the plug on his campaign for the 149th District. In a letter submitted to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday morning, Abrams finalized his withdrawal from the race and has since been dropped from […] [Read More]
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Abrams speaks on dropping out of 149th District race

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Greenwich Democrat Marc Abrams, who announced this morning that he would  suspend his campaign for state representative of the 149th District, has released a statement explaining his decision. Details of an active lawsuit alleging Abrams of sexual harassment while a partner at hedge fund Titan Capital Group had led various high-ranking Democrats, including Gov. Dannell […] [Read More]
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House Speaker urges Greenwich candidate Abrams to stand down amid harassment suit

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Update (5:55 p.m.) Despite Abrams’ commitment to stay in the race for the 149th District, the Greenwich Democrat and former hedge fund manager may not be welcome in Hartford even if manages to win. Amid reports of an ongoing lawsuit in New York accusing Abrams of sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker of the House Brendan […] [Read More]
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Camillo announces business, law enforcement endorsements for 151st

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State Rep. Fred Camillo, the Greenwich Republican incumbent in the 151st District running unopposed for his fourth term in Hartford, has announced a new round of endorsements from state law enforcement and business groups in the weeks leading up to Election Day. In a release dated Sept. 17, the National Federation of Independent Business Connecticut, […] [Read More]
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Jill Oberlander to take on Bocchino for State Rep. in 150th District

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The battle to represent the 150th District in Hartford has gained one more combatant: days after Republican Michael Bocchino announced  his candidacy for departing State Rep. Stephen Walko’s seat, Democrats have revealed former RTM member Jill Oberlander as their pick for the wide open race  The  150th caucus voted unanimously to nominate Oberlander at their […] [Read More]

BET sets town mill rate for 2014-2015 at 2.75 percent increase

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Despite two motions by Democrats to lower the town’s tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year, the BET voted 9-3-0 to set the mill rate at 10.969 at their monthly meeting Monday evening. The new mill rate marks a 2.75 percent rise over 2013-2014 tax levels, nearly identical to the past two tax rate increases. […] [Read More]

RTM District 7 to hold special elections for new member

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The RTM is big — 230 seats, size of the Portuguese parliament big — but  that doesn’t necessarily translate into high demand for positions within it. More than six months since election day, some seats still remain open. In that regard, District 7 Secretary Mary Jacobson has a request for new members to represent northern […] [Read More]
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Despite much buzz, only one cut made to 2014-2015 budget

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Last night, a packed auditorium of RTM members voted overwhelmingly to approve the largest budget in the town’s history, topping out at a record $437.3 million for 2014-2015. Despite increasingly vocal protests against  spending rises and mounting concerns over several town services, the budget passed 176-9-5 with only one item successfully cut. That item — […] [Read More]
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What would the GOP’s proposed tax credit cuts do to Greenwich?

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Last week, the Republican State Representatives announced their alternative budget plan, touting $55 million in savings, “common sense” spending cuts and no deficit increases. The all-Republican Greenwich delegation to Hartford — Reps. Livvy Floren, Stephen Walko and Fred Camillo — are towing the party line, calling the rival plan a “bold path” forward. While the […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Walko will not seek re-election in 150th District

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State Rep. Stephen Walko has announced he will not run for reelection after serving a single term representing the 150th General Assembly District. In a release Wednesday, Walko,  a Byram resident, explained his family would be moving to a new home in the 149th District. Connecticut state law bars officeholders from representing a districts they […] [Read More]
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