Ken Dixon, The News-Times

Ken Dixon

The News-Times

Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Ken:

Biden vs. Trump? CT election takes shape with presidential figures at the heart of races

Levy’s nomination for U.S. Senate turns Connecticut Republicans sharply to the right, a... → Read More

Leora Levy wins U.S. Senate primary over Themis Klarides, set to challenge Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Leora Levy used an endorsement from Donald Trump, energized state conservatives, and exploited low turnout to score an upset victory over Themis Klarides. → Read More

What to know in CT about insulin, prescriptions and more following Inflation Reduction Act passage

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called the Inflation Reduction Act a political miracle that... → Read More

Sales executive, veteran lawmaker vie for GOP secretary of the state nomination

The last Republican secretary of the state was Pauline Kezer, who left office in early... → Read More

CT officials are targeting sewer pollution with $580 million in grants to cities and towns

Connecticut environmental officials are planning major upgrades to old sewer lines,... → Read More

CT’s Republican candidates for U.S. Senate prep for Tuesday night debate

Endorsed Republican Themis Klarides, a moderate with more than 20 years experience in the... → Read More

Leora Levy attacks Themis Klarides in new ad. Klarides focuses on Blumenthal.

Leora Levy attacks Themis Klarides in latest campaign advertisement, while Klarides looks... → Read More

First Lady Jill Biden to visit New Haven on Wednesday

First Lady Jill Biden, an educator, last visited Connecticut in March of 2021, also with... → Read More

Lamont: Changing federal health guidelines hindered CT in pandemic

A month into the availability of COVID vaccine for Connecticut’s under-5 population,... → Read More

Consultant fined $10,000 for gifts given to Connecticut Port Authority employees, board member

Unnamed employees and a board member of the troubled Connecticut Port Authority received... → Read More

Leaks, gold leaf and deteriorating stairs: Connecticut’s State Capitol is overdue for a face lift

A $15 million, two-year exterior restoration of the CT State Capitol, built for $2.5... → Read More

Lamont is looking to attract businesses to CT by pitching abortion rights

In a minute-long video and an open letter to business owners, the Gov. Lamont and Lt.... → Read More

Marijuana has been legal in CT for a year, but still not for sale: ‘They still have a lot to do’

Starting July 1, people with criminal convictions for possession of four ounces or less... → Read More

CT seems to be bucking national trend of Democrats becoming Republicans

Nationally, the Associated Press finds a shift of a million Democrats who have joined the Republican Party, creating a big problem for Democrats in upcoming elections. → Read More

Here’s CT laws that go into effect on July 1

Two new laws on the books will expand the types of medical providers who can provide... → Read More

How the national gun legislation nearly unraveled over the definition of ‘boyfriend’

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said the NRA has targeted the legislation, but more than 14 Republicans are expected to vote in favor. → Read More

How COVID and CT’s changed cannabis laws may have helped these two men busted with 420 pounds of weed avoid jail

Two years after their arrest with 200 kilos of marijuana, a pair of Californian escaped... → Read More

Despite hurdles, Sen. Blumenthal is hopeful for a gun-safety vote next week

The next few days are crucial in the bipartisan talks on gun safety in Washington, but... → Read More

CT’s Paid Leave Authority has overcome its COVID backlog

About 50,000 claims have been processed from the 1.5 million pool of state workers, with... → Read More

Lamont’s pair of vetoes go unchallenged in brief House, Senate sessions

One bill would have allowed West Haven to acquire an armored military-surplus vehicle... → Read More