December 13, 2018

Salary, Other Benefits Become An Issue In Local Senate District

State Rep. Melissa Ziobron                                                               CTNEWSJUNKIE FILE PHOTO

Editor’s Note: We are providing this link to an article by Christine Stuart published on CTNewsJunkie.com Oct. 24, since it pertains to the senate race affecting the residents of Lyme.  CTNewsJunkie.com is a fellow member of the Local Independent Online News (LION) publishers national organization and we are pleased occasionally to cross-publish our stories.

HARTFORD, CT — On paper it looks like state Rep. Melissa Ziobron, who is in a pitched battle for a state Senate seat, was the highest paid state legislator in 2017.

Her opponent in the race, Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, sent out a press release last week to highlight the fact that Ziobron collected $18,379 in “other” pay last year. That’s on top of a base salary of $32,241 for the part-time lawmaker.

In a phone interview last week, Ziobron said that Needleman is wrong.

Read the full article at this link.

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House Democrats Get Jump On Toll Debate

Rep. Antonio Guerrera, who co-chairs the Transportation Committee, speaks during Monday’s press conference on tolls. Photo by Christine Stuart.

Read the full story, which includes a quote by local State Rep. Devin Carney (R-23rd) and was published on CTNewsJunkie.com, Jan. 29. at this link.

HARTFORD — Democratic legislative leaders in the House weren’t going to wait for the start of the legislative session to debate electronic tolls. They want to hold a vote and pass it as soon as possible.

“Connecticut residents can’t afford to wait; we must invest in transportation now,” Rep. Antonio Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, said. “Every day we put off making these tough decisions, we risk tragedy on our decaying roads and bridges.”

Guerrera and Rep. Chris Perone plan on …

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Clinton Stumps for Malloy in New Haven, Highlights Governor’s Strengths

Photo by Christine Stuart/CTNewsJunkie.com Former Pres. Clinton shakes hands on his way in to give a speech for Gov. Malloy at the Omni in New Haven on Tuesday

Photo by Christine Stuart/CTNewsJunkie.com
Former Pres. Clinton shakes hands on his way in to give a speech for Gov. Malloy at the Omni in New Haven on Tuesday

Former President Bill Clinton told a friendly crowd of party loyalists Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should be elected by 10 points or more based on what he’s been able to accomplish.

That’s the message Clinton told a half-full ballroom of supporters at the Omni Hotel in New Haven. He also said …

Read the full story by Christine Stuart and published on CTNewsJunkie.com Sept. 2, at this link.  LymeLine.com is a proud member of the Independent Media Network LLC, along with CTNewsJunkie.com.

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Six Year Old Seeks To Sue State Over Sandy Hook Shooting

File photo by Melissa Bailey, published in CTNewsJunkie.com.

File photo by Melissa Bailey, published in CTNewsJunkie.com.

Attorney Irv Pinsky has filed a $100 million claim against the state on behalf of his six-year-old client who was in the Sandy Hook Elementary School when gunman Adam Lanza entered the school on Dec. 14 and killed 20 kindergarten students and six teachers before turning the gun on himself.

Read the full story written by Christine Stuart and published Dec. 28 in one of our partner online newspapers, www.CTNewsJunkie.com, at this link.

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