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May 17, 2018

What’s next for CT’s unfunded pensions, since the legislature did nothing

Connecticut’s unfunded pensions for state employees – about $127 billion in debt borne by today’s taxpayers – are much talked about. As the legislative session ended, once again, nothing was done to stem the continuing losses and increasing debt payments.  Those who blocked reform may think they won, but the victory is truly Pyrrhic. Likely consequences? If taxes are raised again, expect to see more and more people moving out...

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Apr 30, 2018

Connecticut’s Public Funding for Elections No Benefit for Independent Voices

Letter to the Wall Street Journal: As an independent candidate for governor of Connecticut, I agree with Nick Nyhart’s letter to the WSJ – we must encourage more choice and independent thinking in our candidates for public office. I have made a personal commitment to this. Connecticut’s program for public funding of elections, unfortunately, has the opposite effect. Party organizations can readily direct the necessary small donations to party favorites;...

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Apr 25, 2018

Westporter Kicks Off Independent Campaign for Governor

Marisa Manley, a Westport owner of a commercial real estate company, today officially kicked off her independent campaign for governor of Connecticut. “As a strategist, negotiator and team leader, I’ve solved tough problems for some of the world’s largest financial service companies, for the country’s largest law firms, for government agencies, and for small not-for-profits,” Manley said in a statement.

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Apr 25, 2018

Election Roundup: Petit Not Running for Congress

HARTFORD, CT — Rep. William Petit Jr. won’t be running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District. Instead, the first term state representative from Plainville will be seeking another term to his current House seat. Petit was being courted by the National Republican Congressional Committee to run for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat. Esty announced she wouldn’t seek re-election after news of how she handled the firing of her chief...

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Apr 25, 2018

Marisa Manley, independent candidate for governor, Kicks-off bid to shake up political establishment; restore growth and opportunity to Connecticut

“The major parties have led our once proud and prosperous state into decline.” HARTFORD, CT – Marisa Manley, owner of a commercial real estate company and long-term resident of Fairfield County, today officially kicked off her independent campaign for governor of Connecticut. “As a strategist, negotiator and team leader, I’ve solved tough problems for some of the world’s largest financial service companies, for the country’s largest law firms, for government...

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Apr 25, 2018

Fairfield County Businesswoman Launches Independent Bid For Governor

A Fairfield County real estate adviser entered the governor’s race Wednesday on an independent ticket, the latest dark horse candidate to vie for the state’s highest office with incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy not seeking re-election. Marisa Manley, a Westport resident and founder of Commercial Tenant Real Estate Representation, joins two other independent candidates in a race with more than two dozen hopefuls and no clear front-runner.

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Apr 25, 2018

Meet Your Gubernatorial Candidates! (the ones you don't know)

Marisa Manley recently appeared on The Colin McEnroe Show to discuss her independent bid to become Connecticut's next governor. Hear the interview at http://wnpr.org/post/meet-your-gubernatorial-candidates-ones-you-dont-know    

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Jan 26, 2018

Bridges and Potholes vs. Corporate Giveaways:
Connecticut’s Citizens Lose Again

Instead of addressing tough problems that make a real difference in the lives of its citizens, Connecticut continues to waste money. Earlier this year, Governor Malloy announced his intent to defer more than 400 capital projects costing $4.3 billion – many transportation related – for lack of funding. The state Department of Transportation Commissioner reported that eight projects with a price tag of $27 million have already been suspended.

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Jan 24, 2012

The 30 Minute Interview - Marisa Manley

Article originally published by The New York Times (Jan 24, 2012) Ms. Manley is the president and founder of Commercial Tenant Real Estate Representation and Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. The companies, based in New York, help businesses find and set up commercial space. The businesses include the medical companies LabCorp, Quest and AmeriPath. Interview conducted and condensed by Vivian Marino Q. How do your services differ from those at brokerage...

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