Ken Dixon, The Middletown Press

Ken Dixon

The Middletown Press

Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Recent:
  • The Middletown Press
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  • Greenwich Time
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Recent articles by Ken:

Effort to create task force to study youth sports safety revived in CT legislature

In response to the death of a high school hockey player last year, a proposal seeks to create a task force to study safety in youth and interscholastic sports. → Read More

Gov. Lamont, with many budget proposals already public, will fill in some blanks on Wednesday

With gun-safety initiatives and tax-cut proposals announced in recent days, Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday will fill in the blanks of his budget plans. → Read More

CT income tax rate would be lowered for some under Gov. Ned Lamont proposal

As Connecticut plans on continued multi-billion budget surpluses, Gov. Ned Lamont says he will ask the General Assembly to cut the tax rate for middle-incomes. → Read More

State legislators are exploring ways to help CT farm wineries to weather potential problems

After a poorly drafted legislative proposal, CT lawmakers agree to explore new laws to help farm wineries survive potential crop failures. → Read More

CT lawmakers suggest converting vacant strip malls, big-box stores for housing

Connecticut Senate Democrats proposed converting vacant strip malls and big-box stores into housing as one way to deal with the state's housing crisis. → Read More

Unmuted CT lawmaker uses expletives during hearing, offers apology

State Rep. Travis Simms was unmuted during a legislative meeting this week held over Zoom in which he used two vulgarities. → Read More

Mandatory paid sick days for up to 1.6 million CT residents proposed

Majority Democrats in the General Assembly on Tuesday proposed legislation that would... → Read More

CT lawmakers promote bill aimed at assisting non-English speakers and increasing voter turnout

CT lawmakers joined voting rights activists Tuesday in promoting legislation aimed at enhancing turnout, especially among minorities and non-English speakers. → Read More

CT lawmakers propose initiatives to curb domestic violence, wrong-way driving

Senate Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly propose initiatives to curb domestic violence and wrong-way driving. → Read More

Creating more housing in Connecticut is going to be a legislative battle

Minority Republicans in the Connecticut legislature have begun the battle against Democrats on the thorny issue of affordable housing. → Read More

General Assembly approves raises in new four-year contract for CT State Police

General Assembly approves a new four-year contract for Connecticut State Police, with 2.5-percent raises, retroactive to July 2022. → Read More

CT Republicans call for major cannabis changes over safety concerns

Republicans who failed to stop the legalization of adult-use marijuana in 2021, have proposed major changes, including mandatory health warnings, child-proofing → Read More

Lamont: Pharmacies should be able to prescribe birth control pills

During 50th anniversary commemoration of Roe v. Wade, Gov. Ned Lamont says he will push for legislation to allow pharmacies to provide contraception. → Read More

Health care workers in CT calling for better staffing levels

Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers, joined unionized hospital nurses in Connecticut calling for more staff. → Read More

Blumenthal, back from secret Ukraine trip, says longer-range missiles, tanks needed from U.S.

After secret trip to Kyiv and meetings with top officials, Sen. Richard Blumenthal stresses the need for M1 Abrams tanks and longer-range missiles. → Read More

Should CT increase taxes on state's wealthiest? Advocates call for change

At a time of robust sales and income taxes and a projected billion-dollar surplus in the state budget, progressive Democrats push for more taxes on wealthy. → Read More

New CT police contract approved by key legislative committee

A key legislative committee approves new contract that Connecticut State Police say will attract more troopers. → Read More

CT legislators pitching relief plans as energy costs soar: 'The question is, can we do better?'

At a time of soaring energy costs, CT Republicans offer proposals for consumer relief including eliminating additional fees and encouraging efficiencies. → Read More

CT lawmakers face problem of attracting more law enforcement and firefighters

With an acute need to fill vacancies in the ranks of state and local police, as well as firefighters, CT lawmakers are looking for solutions. → Read More

CT Republican files lawsuit against former candidate claiming breach of contract

Bill Evans, a well-known GOP operative, has filed a lawsuit against Mary Fay, the unsuccessful candidate for state comptroller, citing breach of contract and defamation. → Read More