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Malloy Signs Executive Order Banning Travel To Indiana

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 5:09pm

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OP-ED | In Support of Honoring Connecticut’s Veterans

by Rep. David Alexander
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:28pm

Lost in the Governor's budget is a cut of $469,533 that eliminates funding of a stipend to veterans who participate in graveside ceremonial firing squads.

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OP-ED | Proposal To Cut Health Neighborhoods Misguided

by Ellen Andrews, Sheila Amdur and Matthew Katz
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 5:30am

Among the very large cuts in the governor’s budget proposal is a small cut to a shovel-ready program, almost three years in development, to coordinate care for Connecticut’s most fragile and costly residents.

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Ed Committee Jettisons Charter School Moratorium

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:58am

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OP-ED | Two Bills Threaten to Take Power From Local Governments

by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 3:01pm

Today the state’s Planning and Development Committee passed two bills that – if they become law – will create vast new powers for state and regional bodies over local governments in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:30am

Common sense isn't a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you're really onto something.

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OP-ED | Affirmative Consent Bill Could Help Tear Down Rape Culture

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.

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Racial Disparity in Connecticut Prisons Declining, Report Says

by Jordan Fenster
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:36pm

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State Mulls CPR Curriculum Requirement

by Jordan Fenster
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 9:30am

A move to mandate CPR training for students in Connecticut public schools took a step forward Monday with the approval of the legislature’s Public Health Committee.

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Wheelhouse Gets Sentenced To State of Fiscal Crisis

by WNPR
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 9:30pm

John Dankosky, Colin McEnroe, Mark Pazniokas, and Christine Stuart discusses on-going budget negotiations and the final chapter of the John Rowland/Lisa Wilson-Foley scandal.

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OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of government corruption, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. 

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Shelton Nursing Home Fined, Ordered To Hire Monitor

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 2:20pm

A Shelton nursing home owned by Brian Foley – who was sentenced to three months in a halfway house in January in a campaign corruption scandal – has been fined $5,000 for lapses in care and ordered to hire a nursing consultant.

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Stamford-based Company Offers Software to Monitor Kids’ Internet Activity

by Luke Foster
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 10:42am

While it can sometimes seem tricky to navigate parenting in the social media era, one online business is making it easier for parents.

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Dreamers Win Committee’s Support

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:59pm

They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.

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Speaker’s Task Force Tackles Bilingual Education

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 3:24pm

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Norwalk Board of Ed Member Resigns After Obscenity-Laced Facebook Post

by Nancy Guenther Chapman
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 11:13am

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Two CT Students Show Inventions at White House Science Fair

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 6:14am

Two Connecticut students were among the featured participants Monday as President Barack Obama hosted the 5th annual White House Science Fair, celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across America.

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Acting Insurance Commissioner To Depart

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:00pm

Anne Melissa Dowling, who has served as acting Insurance Commissioner since December, announced Monday that she was leaving the Insurance Department.

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OP-ED | AIDS CT Applauds Governor’s Bill to Address Opiate Epidemic

by Shawn Lang
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 4:59pm

Between 2009 and 2014, there were more than 2,000 accidental and unintentional opioid involved deaths that occurred in 150 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. Nationwide, 18- to 24-year-olds are more likely to die from drug overdoses, primarily from prescription pain relievers, than from motor vehicle accidents.

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Medication Errors, Falls Result In Nursing Home Fines

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 2:22pm

Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors or residents who fell or sustained broken bones.

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VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

by Peggy McCarthy
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 7:10am

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OP-ED | A Very Simple Reality

by Joe Brennan
Posted: Mar 21, 2015 2:19pm

As the state legislature grapples with crafting a state budget in the face of yet more large deficits, it’s clear to me that we need to think of budgeting in a different way in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Shaking the Foundation of Connecticut Hospitals

by Jennifer Jackson
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:20am

The proposed state budget currently under consideration by our legislature risks the high-quality care for patients that Connecticut’s hospitals provide - it would require painful cuts in healthcare services, including mental health, and in jobs.

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OP-ED | Why Are Nutmeggers So Rough On Their Own State?

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 5:30am

Why are Connecticut residents so quick to dump on their state? Richard Sugarman, founding president of the Connecticut Forum, raised precisely that question last week in a Courant op-ed. Unfortunately, Sugarman mostly sung Connecticut's praises and never really got around to answering the question posed in his lead, so I'm happy to do it for him.

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OP-ED | McDonald’s is Helping to Save Antibiotics, and We’re Lovin’ It

by Sean Doyle and Minerva Ringland
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 2:25am

McDonald’s has been earning a lot of headlines lately, mostly around how the company can turn itself around and reverse their tumbling sales and drop in market share.

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March 30, 2015

Policy Shift Removes Shackles from Juvenile Offenders

by Jordan Fenster | Mar 30, 2015 1:57pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Public Safety

Screenshot Juvenile offenders will no longer be shackled in court unless specifically needed to protect those in the courtroom, if a bill being considered by the state legislature is passed. However, a policy shift at the state’s Judicial Branch scheduled to take effect this week does the same thing.

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Catholic Church Delivers 21,000 Signatures In Opposition to Aid-In-Dying Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2015 12:11pm
Posted to: Aging | Civil Liberties | Ethics | Health Care

Christine Stuart photo The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference delivered 21,000 signatures Monday to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee co-chairs.

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Lawmakers to Consider Preventing Convicted Politicians from Running Again

by Jordan Fenster | Mar 30, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2015 | Pension

Jordan Fenster photo State lawmakers will soon debate a bill that would prevent politicians convicted of corruption from running for office after their sentences have been carried out. It’s not the first time such a measure has been considered, as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal championed a similar bill in 2008 when he was Connecticut’s attorney general.

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March 27, 2015

Looney Quietly Pitches Statewide Car Tax

by Christine Stuart | Mar 27, 2015 1:25pm
Posted to: Town News | New Haven | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart file photo Senate President Martin Looney admits it’s an ambitious proposal, but he believes his proposal to create a statewide mill rate for motor vehicle taxes is rational.

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Fallout From Committee Meeting on Sexual Assault Bill Yields More Complaints

by Elizabeth Regan | Mar 27, 2015 8:30am
Posted to: Education | Equality

CTNJ file photo State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, said there is bipartisan confusion within the Higher Education and Employment Committee about a bill she introduced to help shift the way society thinks about sexual assault.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Will Congress Work Before November 2016?

by Jordan Fenster | Mar 27, 2015 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2016 | White House

The first official entrant in the 2016 presidential Grand Prix started his engines this week. But if the pundits are right, he won’t be the first sitting legislator to seek the highest office in the land. Quite the opposite, six members of Congress so far have been said to be actively seeking the presidency, all running against each other.

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March 26, 2015

Republicans Say Senate Democrats’ Bill Will Further Weaken Clean Elections System

by Christine Stuart | Mar 26, 2015 5:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican lawmakers said a Senate Democratic proposal to change campaign finance laws breaks a promise they made to the state 10 years ago when they established the clean election system.

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Lawmakers Struggle With Spending Cap

by Christine Stuart | Mar 26, 2015 12:05pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Poverty | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo Anti-poverty advocates and residents who benefit from the state’s social service programs visited the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against many of the $1.3 billion in spending cuts included in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget.

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Nonpartisan Analysts: 2015 Budget Is Running A $191M Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Mar 26, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol

CTNJ file photo Nonpartisan legislative analysts estimated Wednesday that the 2015 budget deficit is even worse than what Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration projected last week.

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March 25, 2015

Malloy Takes Transportation Conversation To Investors In D.C.

by Christine Stuart | Mar 25, 2015 3:54pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was in Washington this week talking about transportation and economic development at a conference where organizers hope to pair government entities with investors.

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