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Take A Stand For Local Government Saturday, Aug. 19


by The Yankee Institute
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 9:08pm

If you’d rather keep your city or town instead of trading it for some “region” cooked up in Hartford, you’re not alone. Celebrate local government and tell them to KEEP IT LOCAL. Sign our petition and/or join us Saturday, Aug. 19 for our Keep It Local Summit. More info & to RSVP

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Undocumented Immigrant Who Took Sanctuary in New Haven Church Granted Stay of Deportation

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 5:52pm

 

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Malloy Responds To Trump Declaration Regarding Transgender People In The Military

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 2:05pm

 

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Three Metro Regions in CT Are Among Top 30 Most Educated in US

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 1:09pm

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New Haven Unveils Emergency Preparedness Booklet for Immigrant Families

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 7:01am

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House Sends Tribal Compacts To Senate

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 2:05pm

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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Gets Another Chance To Keep License

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:38am

 A licensed practical nurse from Ansonia who is accused of murdering an Eastern Connecticut State University student will get another chance to keep his nursing license.

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Connecticut DOT Picks Transit Team For Hartford Rail Line

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 8:11am

Officials announced Monday that the state has selected a joint venture of two companies to operate the new Hartford Line commuter rail service, which is scheduled to begin operating next year between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Plum Spot to Golf?; Senate May Vote to Debate Healthcare; Mika & Joe Get A Cover

by Peter Urban
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 4:58pm

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Deported Army Veteran Gains U.S. Citizenship, Reunited With Family

by Peggy McCarthy
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 3:39pm

Arnold Giammarco, the Army and National Guard veteran deported to Italy nearly five years ago, is back home in Connecticut with his wife and daughter.

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Catching Up On 94.9 FM

by Staff Report
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 6:33am

Get prepared for today with a preview by CTNewsJunkie's Christine Stuart.

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OP-ED | Reject Too-Costly Union Deal

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:00am

Connecticut’s state employee unions approved a concessions package this week that will save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the deal comes at way too high a price, and will make closing the deficit much harder in the years to come.

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OP-ED | Post-Accountability: Now, The Buck Stops Nowhere

by Barth Keck
Posted: Jul 21, 2017 5:30am

Post-accountability. That’s the word I predicted would be 2017’s “word of the year.” It seemed a reasonable follow-up to last year’s winners.

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Connecticut Woman Who Was to be Deported Takes Refuge in New Haven Church

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 10:28pm

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Connecticut Woman To Be Deported Thursday Despite Advocates’ Efforts

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 7:34am

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Female Surgeons Making Inroads In Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

by Sujata Srinivasan
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 2:00pm

When the lights power on in the operating room at Bridgeport Hospital, more than a half of the acute care team of surgeons peering from behind the masks are women. That’s unusual, given that only 28 percent of all surgeons in Connecticut are female, according to the latest figures from the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Consumer Protection, Or Not – Malloy Veto Draws Industry Praise

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 10:29am

The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) are applauding Governor Dannel Malloy’s decision to veto Senate Bill 821, which would have affected consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding.

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Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 5:30am

Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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UConn Study: When State Pays for ACT Exam, More Poor Youth Reach College

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 7:26am

 New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT.

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Weekly News Round Up with 94.9 Radio

by Staff Report
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 7:22am

Listen to our weekly update on the state Capitol with Dan Newmyer.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Democrats Scoff at Trumpcare 4.0; House Approves Huge NDAA | Issue 21

by Peter Urban
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 5:44pm

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OP-ED | Can Connecticut Reinvent Itself?

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 5:30am

Poor Connecticut. Because of our modest size and our quirky geography, we've long had an inferiority complex. Sandwiched in between two of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the world, we've never really been able to figure out what we are.

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OP-ED | Fundraising Race Gives Us Our First Glimpse of 2018 Field

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 7:01pm

Politics right now is so grim that looking ahead to an election that won’t happen for 15 months is oddly soothing and hopeful - for the most part. So let’s take a look at the still-forming field for 2018’s wide open race for governor, and dream of the possibility of change.

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Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 11:39am

 

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Middletown Mayor Dan Drew Makes Run For Governor Official

by Middletown Press
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 7:58am

Citing positive conditions in his home city, Mayor Dan Drew Wednesday called upon the people of Connecticut to join him as “one people united in common purpose” as he announced he is running for governor in 2018.

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July 26, 2017

Environmentalists Critical of Slow March Toward Renewable Energy

by Jack Kramer | Jul 26, 2017 5:52pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s long overdue draft of its comprehensive energy strategy didn’t go as far as some environmentalists would like.

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Disability Advocates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jul 26, 2017 1:04pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Press conferences, rallies, and public testimony weren’t conveying the right message to state lawmakers or Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, so they tried something different and got arrested. 

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Connecticut’s Elected Officials Vow Fight Over Senate Health Votes

by Christine Stuart | Jul 26, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | The Economy | Health Care

CTNewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It almost goes without saying that Connecticut’s elected officials panned the U.S. Senate vote to move forward with a debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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July 25, 2017

Malloy Asks Regulators To Review Millstone, But Owners Say It Doesn’t Change Assessment

by Christine Stuart | Jul 25, 2017 1:02pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Jobs

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is using his executive authority to ask state energy regulators to review the viability of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford.

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Connecticut’s Retirement Funds Increase In Value

by Christine Stuart | Jul 25, 2017 10:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Wall Street

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Preliminary investment returns show that Connecticut’s Retirement Plans and Trust Funds exceeded expectations in 2017.

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July 24, 2017

House Sends Labor Agreement to Senate

by Christine Stuart | Jul 24, 2017 9:53pm
Posted to: Labor | Legal | State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House voted 78 to 72, mostly along party lines, in favor of the agreement the Malloy administration reached with a coalition of state labor unions.

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Senate Joins House In Overriding Malloy On Affordable Housing

by Christine Stuart | Jul 24, 2017 6:29pm
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Housing | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8:20 p.m.) The House voted 101-47 and the Senate voted 24-12 to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of legislation that changes, or according to the governor, “rolls back,“ affordable housing laws.

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Municipalities Struggle Without Budget Deal In Place

by Jack Kramer | Jul 24, 2017 12:43pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly half the 61 towns and cities that participated in a Connecticut Conference of Municipalities survey have imposed some kind of spending freeze during the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

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Bridgeport Police Aren’t Cooperating; Captain Says It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’

by Jack Kramer | Jul 24, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Transparency | Bridgeport

Courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Facebook page A group that is charged with monitoring whether police departments in the state profile minorities disproportionately when making traffic stops has no idea if Bridgeport Police are complying with the law.

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July 21, 2017

House Will Take Up Labor Agreement Monday, Veto Overrides Are Still A Question Mark

by Christine Stuart | Jul 21, 2017 2:56pm
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The House Democratic caucus has decided it will vote on the $1.57 billion labor savings package Monday.

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