Moderate GOP class of 2016: What happened?


They came to the Legislature in 2016 to fix government.

They wanted to reverse deep income tax cuts blamed for blowing holes in the budget.

They wanted to end the legal fight over funding schools.

They wanted to put more money into roads, social services and corrections.

They did what they said. And four years later, most of them are gone.

This week, state Sen. Dan Goddard became the latest moderate Republican from the class of 2016 to lose a primary in the last two election cycles.

Twenty-four moderate Republicans swept into the statehouse in 2016 as the Legislature . . .


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