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Bring Tesla to Connecticut


by Tesla Motors Inc.
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 10:00pm

Today state law prevents Tesla from opening showrooms in Connecticut, losing job opportunities and millions from the local economy. Legislators are considering a bill to change that. CLICK HERE to let your local legislators know why you support bringing Tesla's vision to Connecticut.

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Malloy Will Revise Budget Proposal To Reflect Drop In Revenue

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 2:38pm

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OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 10:00am

It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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OP-ED | Standardized Test Data Still Too ‘Squishy’ for Teacher Evaluations

by Barth Keck
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 5:30am

When the State Board of Education voted earlier this month to remove standardized test scores from teacher evaluations, reaction was mixed.

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OP-ED | Rebuilding the Democratic Party Means More Inclusive Message

by Joshua H. Sandman
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 9:59pm

The Democratic Party had been the traditional home base of the working and middle classes. Over the years, the party substantially backed away from reflecting the concerns of these working and middle class citizens.

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Connecticut Green Bank Aims to Promote Cleaner, Cheaper and More Reliable Energy

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 26, 2017 11:01pm

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Malloy Invites Lawmakers To Budget Table

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 26, 2017 3:17pm

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‘Model’ Nursing Home For Paroled Inmates To Get Federal Funds

by Adam Wisnieski
Posted: Apr 26, 2017 11:25am

 Inside the 60 West nursing home in Rocky Hill, two residents played solitaire to the sound of soul music. Others sat in wheelchairs beneath a simulation of rolling clouds, while one got a haircut in a barbershop decorated with Red Sox posters.

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Working Families Party Wins Hartford Seat; GOP Holds Onto One In Watertown

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 10:34pm

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VOTE! Special Elections In Three Communities Today

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 1:30am

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Local 1298 Union Chief: ‘Hacker’ Stole $438K

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 12:03am

Local 1298 of the Communications Workers of America allegedly was the victim of a cyber-crime that drained $438,000 from the union’s bank account, the union’s president said Monday.

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Medicaid, ACA Uncertainty Threaten Success Of Ex-Offenders’ Health Care Programs

by Adam Wisnieski
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 10:22am

 Since 2011, Connecticut has issued more than 39,000 new Medicaid cards to prisoners returning to communities, connecting them to health care services with the goal of keeping them healthy and out of prison.

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OP-ED | How Will The Gubernatorial Circus Deal With The Corruption Conundrum?

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

Despite a recent fundraiser for his 2019 mayoral campaign, last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced that he was seeking a declaratory ruling from the State Election Enforcement Commission as to whether he should be allowed to participate in the Citizen’s Election Program, despite having been convicted on felony charges prior to the legislation being enacted.

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OP-ED | Our Tax System is Hopelessly Broken

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

The tax man cometh, and now we all wait for the state’s revenue totals. Welcome to what has become a grim tradition during budget season, when, if the last few years are any indication, we find out that we have even less money than we thought.

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OP-ED | Drastic Times: Let Towns Have Their Own Sales Taxes

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 5:29am

In an effort to fill a projected yawning gap in the upcoming biennial budget, lawmakers in Hartford continue to consider a wide variety of revenue enhancement options. In my last column, we explored the proposed plastic-bag tax.

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Nurse Gets Probation Following Baby’s Death, Three Other Nurses Disciplined

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 12:39am

The state Board of Examiners for Nursing Wednesday placed an East Hartford nurse’s license on probation for two years in connection with the death of a 13-month-old girl she was caring for in Manchester in 2014.

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Study: 5 Reforms to Strengthen Teacher Pensions


by Zachary Janowski
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 11:00pm

Connecticut's teacher pension system is a century old and seriously underfunded, putting teachers and taxpayers at risk. Gov. Malloy's plan to shift costs onto property taxpayers highlights the need for a solution. Here's how we bring teacher benefits into the 21st century:

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Four Nursing Homes Fined

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 10:33am

 The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has cited and fined four Connecticut nursing homes for various lapses of care.

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Connecticut Sen. Looney Talks Pot, Taxes, Possible Run for Governor

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 5:30am

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OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 10:00pm

First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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Greenberg To Explore Race For Comptroller With Citizens Election Program

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 4:28pm

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Middletown’s State Rep. Considering Bid For Secretary of the State’s Office in 2018

by Middletown Press
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 12:39am

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Harris Steps Down From Consumer Protection

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 17, 2017 4:38pm

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CT Veteran Sues To Upgrade Thousands Of Army Discharges Nationwide

by Peggy McCarthy
Posted: Apr 17, 2017 11:31am

 A Connecticut veterans’ leader Monday filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Army veterans nationwide who, like him, were given less than honorable discharges for behaviors later attributed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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FRONT ROW CT | Country Concerts in Full Swing

by Kelly Byrnes
Posted: Apr 17, 2017 10:00am

As the summer months slowly approach, country music stars coincidentally begin to take over concert venues across the state to the widespread delight of the genre's many fans.

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April 28, 2017

Congress Gives Itself Another Week To Finish A Budget

by Peter Urban | Apr 28, 2017 2:30pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — With the threat of a government shutdown looming, Congress on Friday gave itself a one-week extension on completing a budget for the fiscal year that began last October.

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Ganim To Explore Gubernatorial Bid

by Jack Kramer | Apr 28, 2017 1:36pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim announced Friday he is forming an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2018.

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Tax Committee Finds Support For No Tax Increases

by Christine Stuart | Apr 28, 2017 6:45am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — After a week of partisan bickering and what looks like a two-year $4.7 billion budget deficit, it took less than 10 minutes for Democrats and Republicans to agree Thursday on a revenue package.

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April 27, 2017

Budget Chief Orders Hiring Freeze As Income Tax Receipts Plummet

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2017 9:35pm
Posted to: The Economy | Labor | State Budget | Taxes

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes is not sugarcoating a $450 million drop in income tax receipts.

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Republican Budget Is Out of Balance Before It’s Even Released

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2017 3:11pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Republican legislative leaders, who refused to sign onto a spending plan earlier this week, presented their own two-year budget Thursday. But it was out of balance before the press conference even started.

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Lembo Shaves His Beard, Announces Exploratory Bid For Governor

by Jack Kramer | Apr 27, 2017 12:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | North Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NORTH HAVEN, CT — Ending months of speculation, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Thursday he is forming an exploratory committee to run for governor.

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Boughton Makes An Offer to Mattei

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ethics

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Earlier this week, Chris Mattei, the former federal prosecutor exploring a run for governor announced he wouldn’t accept lobbyist donations and invited other candidates to join him.

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Bipartisanship Prevails Over Where CT-N’s Cameras Should Be Pointed

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Media Matters | Transparency

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They’re unable to agree on a budget, but Republicans and Democrats agree that the Connecticut Television Network cameras should be pointed at them.

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CTNewsJunkie Expands Coverage to Washington … Because You Need It. Bad.

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2017 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Media Matters | White House

When it comes to consuming political news our readers just can’t seem to get enough. That’s why we’re always experimenting and trying to expand our coverage to your benefit at CTNewsJunkie.

With that in mind, we are relaunching our DC News Junkie coverage.

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April 26, 2017

Looney Continues To Be Optimistic About Revenue Package

by Christine Stuart | Apr 26, 2017 12:56pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— One day after bipartisan budget discussions ended in finger pointing, one Democratic leader is holding out some hope that the legislature will approve at the very least a revenue package.

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