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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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Foley endorses Campbell For RTC Chair

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Sitting town GOP chair Jim Campbell has earned the endorsement of Republican gubernatorial front runner Tom Foley ahead of a competitive race for party leadership. Campbell’s name was among the dozens of state and local candidates Foley single out with his stamp of approval — conspicuously absent, however, were any endorsements for national seats. For […] [Read More]

Sen. Frantz: state surplus built on “not legitimate revenues”

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Responding to Gov. Dannell Malloy’s State of the State hearing Thursday, State Senator Scott Frantz lashed out at the Governor’s comments on Connecticut’s budgetary surplus and financial policies. “The governor’s address emphasized that there is a ‘surplus’ in Connecticut today,” said Frantz. “But, where did that surplus come from? Literally just a few months ago […] [Read More]
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Former First Selectman candidate Beth Krumeich announces DTC Chair bid

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Following several weeks of speculation, failed Democratic candidate for First Selectmen Beth Krumeich has announced she will challenge Frank Farricker for his seat as chair of the Democratic Town Committee. In an email obtained by the Greenwich Time sent to DTC members, Krumeich said she was running “to fulfill my vision of forging a winning […] [Read More]

BET set to take on Central Firehouse, Democrat rule changes Tuesday

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The Board of Estimate and Taxation is set to convene tomorrow for their first regular meeting of the 2014-2016 term following a controversial organizational meeting earlier this month. Chairman Michael Mason’s decision to forgo Budget Committee veteran Leslie Tarkington to helm the town’s budgeting and to revoke the committee assignments of outspoken Democrat Sean Goldrick […] [Read More]