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Connecticut Magazine’s ‘40 Under 40’

by Connecticut Magazine
Posted: Jan 24, 2017 2:03pm

The best and the brighest are featured in the latest edition.

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OP-ED | It’s Not Perfect, But Affordable Housing Appeals Act Works

by Gary Winfield
Posted: Jan 24, 2017 12:59am

It is effective, enduring, and revenue neutral. It has already helped thousands of Connecticut families and has the potential to help half a million more households currently spending too much for housing.

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Overwhelming Number of Lawmakers Unhappy with DCF Settlement

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 24, 2017 12:19am

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OP-ED | The 401(k) Failure Is An Inconvenient Truth


by Sal Luciano
Posted: Jan 23, 2017 10:00pm

Once upon a time, there was retirement security . . .

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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Jan 23, 2017 2:14pm

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OP-ED | Has Eloquence Become A Thing of the Past?

by Barth Keck
Posted: Jan 23, 2017 10:00am

To be honest, Donald Trump's inaugural address disappointed me. He'd been working on it for more than three weeks, after all, so my expectations were high. Not to mention, it was to be his masterpiece, and his alone.

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Connecticut Women Turn Out For Women’s March in D.C.

by Kristi Allen
Posted: Jan 21, 2017 11:03pm

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OP-ED | Bill-a-Palooza 2017!

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jan 20, 2017 11:30am

By the time this is published, Donald Trump will be president of the United States, and we’re all going to let him do it. Why? Because democracy, even when it’s awful, matters. So let’s take a look at our own local democracy in action, and see what the legislature here in Connecticut’s been up to.

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OP-ED | Trump’s Inauguration: Making Connecticut Great Again

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Jan 20, 2017 5:30am

Of all the things for public officials to worry about, you'd think whether to accept an invitation to a presidential inauguration wouldn't be one of them. After all, it's an honor that even high-ranking officials don't often get to witness.

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OP-ED | In the Football Business, You Have to Spend Money to Make Money

by Barth Keck
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 10:00pm

Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers defeated Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, to win the national college football championship on Jan. 9. These two teams are national football powers, having met in last year’s title game, too.

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STUDY: Connecticut’s Broken Cities: Laying The Conditions For Growth In Poor, Urban Communities


by Stephen D. Eide
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 9:00pm

The fiscal challenges threatening Connecticut and four of its major cities are striking. In a new study (download) published by the Manhattan Institute and the Yankee Institute, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Stephen D. Eide diagnoses the challenges facing Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury.

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State Disciplines Three Nurses

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 3:16pm

The state Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined three nurses, including one who dealt in anabolic steroids.

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OP-ED | All Politics is Local or How Hillary Clinton Lost – and Russia Was Not the Reason

by Joshua H. Sandman
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 10:55am

On Friday, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. Some attribute Trump’s victory to Russian interference in the election. Certainly, Russian hacking and other Hillary Clinton external problems can be blamed for her loss and should be reviewed.

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DeLauro Urges People to Attend Rallies Around Trump Inauguration

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Jan 18, 2017 3:16pm

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Esty Convenes Immigration Reform Before Trump Inauguration

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jan 18, 2017 3:12pm

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Connecticut Lawmaker Aims To Ensure Millstone Stays Open

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jan 18, 2017 12:41am

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OP-ED | What Would Dr. King Say?


by Admin
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 9:59pm

The holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a good time to reflect on thorny issues like income inequality and the attacks on unions.

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Women’s Organizations Will Lobby Connecticut Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 3:13pm

The Connecticut Coalition for Choice will hold a rally Wednesday, Jan. 18, outside the state Capitol in Hartford.

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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 6:52am

At the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home in East Windsor, the chance that a short-stay patient will end up back in the hospital within 30 days of arriving at the facility is less than eight percent.

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Physicians Board Certifies 4 More Conditions Qualify For Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 3:03pm

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Monday’s Morning Coffee Newscast!

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 15, 2017 8:00pm

Joan Franzino has the latest from the capitol! The newscast now airs at 5:27 a.m., 6:27 a.m., 7:27 a.m., and 8:27 a.m. on WDRC AM in Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury, and Torrington. LISTEN here and you can subscribe to the podcast version on your mobile device here.

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Malloy To Attend Trump Inauguration

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 2:25pm

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Three Special Elections Set for Feb. 28

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 11:30am

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OP-ED | Confront Logic Fallacies In Policy And Save Lives

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 11:00am

A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?

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OP-ED | When Obamacare is Repealed, What Should Connecticut Do?

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 9:00am

In the middle of the night on Thursday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted to take the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month. Connecticut must be ready to step in when the law finally dies.

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January 24, 2017

The Balancing Act Before the Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2017 1:31pm
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes attends the Connecticut Voices for Children budget forum every year, and every year he tries to dodge questions about the budget his boss will release in about two weeks.

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Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | Jan 24, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | The Economy | Environment | Insurance | Housing | Local Politics

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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January 23, 2017

Murphy Says He’ll Work With Trump to Encourage the Federal Gov’t to Buy American

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2017 4:08pm
Posted to: Business | Election 2016 | Jobs | Military Spending | White House | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — He grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary on the issue of guns in schools and said Rex Tillerson’s testimony “confirmed that he is not prepared to be our next secretary of state.” But that’s not stopping U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy from working with the president on an area where they agree.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Reaffirm Their Commitment to Women’s Rights, Ready For Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2017 2:02pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Equality | Legal | Public Health | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie At least 20 Connecticut lawmakers reaffirmed Connecticut’s commitment to reproductive rights and continued access to health services for women Monday at a Legislative Office Building press conference.

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Tribes To Host Community Conversations On Casino In East Windsor, Windsor Locks

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Gaming | East Windsor | Windsor Locks

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes will be holding two community conversations this week to discuss their desire to build a casino in either East Windsor or Windsor Locks.

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Connecticut’s Budget Improves Slightly For 2017, But Deficits Still Loom

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

CTNewsJunkie file photo Under water for most of the 2017 fiscal year so far, Connecticut’s budget situation has improved and is running a $23.3 million surplus, according to the governor’s budget office.

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January 21, 2017

10,000 Attend Women’s March In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jan 21, 2017 3:12pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2016 | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | State Capitol | White House | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie An estimated crowd of about 10,000 rallied Saturday in Hartford at the state Capitol to fight for women’s rights and express their emotions about what President Donald Trump’s administration might mean for women and their families.

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January 20, 2017

Trump Inaugural Inspires Protest And A Jazz Funeral

by Christine Stuart | Jan 20, 2017 8:45pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Immigration | White House | Hartford

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD—For many the swearing in of Donald Trump as president represents a new start to a more prosperous future, but for others it was the first day of the resistance.

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Republicans In Hartford Celebrate Trump’s Inaugural

by Christine Stuart | Jan 20, 2017 2:01pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | White House | Hartford

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—Not everyone could make it to Washington D.C. Friday to see the 45th president of the United States take the oath of office.

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Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | Jan 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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