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Democratic Budget: Savings & Stability

HB7424, the Democratic state budget bill, passed the House on June 3. Contrary to misinformation-spewing borrow-and-spend-Republicans, the Democratic budget holds taxes flat, pays down long-term liabilities, maintains funding for towns …

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A Public Option for Connecticut

By Senator Will Haskell I saw an ad on Facebook last week that stunned me. “Connecticut’s private health insurance options are working just fine,” it boasted. According to whom? Certainly not …

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Fiscal Sanity & Infrastructure

By Kelly Breckenridge There is broad expert, public, and political consensus that Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure is deteriorating at an alarming rate and requires urgent, substantial modernization to ensure that everyone …

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Public Service or Self-Service?

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Recently, 111thDistrict State Representative John Frey received fawning accolades on local news outlets and social media when he announced his call to eliminate state …

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Reminder: Warranted Mistrust

In December this column warned, “As Governor-elect Lamont initiates programs to accelerate repair of Connecticut finances and economy, view Republican criticisms with the extreme mistrust they warrant.” Connecticut Republicans continue …

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Opposition and Inquiry

Reactions to State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s bill to require towns with fewer than 40,000 residents to regionalize schools are loud, negative, and justified. Looney’s and similarly misguided …

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Reporting, Not Distorting

Republican State Representative John Frey recently accused the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”) and its Chair of engaging in “distortions,” “personal, polarizing attacks,” and “non-factual, twisted campaign rhetoric.” All the …

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What’s He Hiding?

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, mere hours after longtime Trump adviser and confidante Roger Stone was arrested and indicted on multiple federal charges, the Republican National Committee (RNC), convening for …

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Support Victims of Violence

Connecticut has numerous statutes related to domestic violence and sexual assault, in order to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable. With the new legislative session underway, the Ridgefield Democratic …

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A Voice, A Vote and Power

Alice Paul, former Ridgefield resident, suffragist, activist and visionary political leader achieved a lasting impact on American history.  An unparalleled political strategist, she is remembered for her successful efforts to pass …

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Democrats Seek Police Commission Candidate

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Commission (DTC) is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Police Commission. Police Commissioner Stephen Saloom resigned from his position effective January 1, 2019, pursuant …

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Happy Holidays

For this last column of the year, Ridgefield Democrats offer our hopes that all Ridgefield residents enjoy a safe, happy and fulfilling holiday season. To those who celebrated Hanukkah earlier …

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Fiscal & Moral Deficits

In this second year of unified Republican national government, the federal budget deficit soared to nearly $800 billion, a 6-year high and nearly 50% larger than when President Obama left …

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All American Holiday

Although special days of thanksgiving have been common in most religions and cultures for millennia, Thanksgiving in the United States is a uniquely unifying American tradition. Prior to the American …

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Thank You

Tuesday was an historic election and Ridgefield Democrats have much for which we are thankful. Our greatest thanks are to each voter, no matter party or votes cast, for voting. …

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Sample Ballots & Voter Guides

Click on the links below to review, save or print various materials to aid voting: Why to Vote Straight-Ticket Democratic: Read and arm yourself with these arguments to persuade wavering …

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He’s No Moderate

Many Ridgefield residents, including moderates and progressives, believe John Frey’s personable friendliness reflects political moderation. However, John’s record is decidedly immoderate. John’s immoderation is not a recent development, but rather …