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DEEP: Bear That Approached Hiker In Burlington Has Been Killed

by Register Citizen
Posted: Sep 2, 2015 11:34pm

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State Approves St. Francis Hospital-Trinity Merger

by Hartford Business Journal
Posted: Sep 2, 2015 12:02pm

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center parent St. Francis Care Inc. has received regulatory approval from the state and the Vatican to merge with a Michigan health system.

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Federal Prosecutor Who Heads Public Corruption Unit Leaves For Private Practice

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 1, 2015 11:11pm

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Malloy: States Are On ‘Cusp of Energy Independence’

by Ken Dixon
Posted: Sep 1, 2015 12:56pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in Canada on Monday to co-chair the annual regional gathering of governors and provincial leaders, said that more supplies of natural gas and hydraulic power will make energy cheaper and more sustainable on both sides of the border.

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CT Ranks 25th In Telecommuting Jobs

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 11:19am

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, up slightly from 30 percent last decade but four times greater than the 9 percent found in 1995, according to a newly released Gallup poll.

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OP-ED | GE and the Corporate Headquarters Sweepstakes

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 10:00am

Let the games begin! General Electric is considering offers from other states, including New York, to move its Fairfield headquarters and other jobs out of Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s been in talks with GE about staying. Either way it comes out, GE wins and we lose.

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OP-ED | To Improve Democracy, Lower the Voting Age

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 9:00am

Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Very Own Email Scandal - What Is Malloy Hiding?

by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 8:00am

During Gov. Dannel Malloy’s trip to New Hampshire this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, one of his jobs was to convince Granite State voters that Clinton’s email scandal was overblown.

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OP-ED | To Heck With The Trains . . . Make The DMV Run On Time

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 5:30am

I've always been amused by a favorite expression of good-government types: "Making the trains run on time." But since relatively few people ride trains anymore - and even fewer remember Mussolini - perhaps the metaphor-mongers should adopt, "Keeping the lines moving at the DMV."

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New CT Consumer Confidence Survey Shows More Residents Likely to Stay

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Aug 27, 2015 9:29am

Fewer Connecticut residents now expect to move out of the state in the next five years, according to the results of the 2015 Connecticut Consumer Confidence Survey released today by InformCT, covering the second quarter of the calendar year.

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CCSU Professor Ravi Shankar Suspended Without Pay After Larceny Charge

by Middletown Press
Posted: Aug 26, 2015 4:58pm

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More Than 90 Percent Of CT Hospitals Face Readmissions Penalties

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Aug 26, 2015 8:42am

All but one of Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals will lose Medicare reimbursement in 2015-16 as a penalty for high readmissions of discharged patients, new federal data show.

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Sen. Chris Murphy: ‘Iran Cannot Be Trusted’ On Nuclear Inspections

by Middletown Press
Posted: Aug 25, 2015 10:46pm

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Why So Many Schools in Connecticut Probably Have Toxic PCBs – But Aren’t Being Tested

Posted: Aug 25, 2015 12:19pm

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OP-ED | At Some Point, the Truth Gets Lost

by Barth Keck
Posted: Aug 25, 2015 5:30am

We live in a fast-paced age where people lack the time - or simply choose not to take the time - to discern true meaning from the glut of information that surrounds them.

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Justices Who Overturned Death Penalty Were Appointed by 3 Different Governors

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Aug 24, 2015 12:29pm

The four Justices of the Connecticut State Supreme Court, who overturned Connecticut’s death penalty law this month, were appointed to the high court by former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker (Justices Richard Palmer and Flemming Norcott), former Gov. M. Jodi Rell (Justice Dennis Eveleigh) and current Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Justice Andrew McDonald).

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Early Childhood Health Targeted As Path To Better Education

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil
Posted: Aug 24, 2015 7:01am

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OP-ED | New Leadership Needed to End Educational Malpractice Across Nation

by Joseph Ricciotti
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 3:58pm

There is a test and punish fixation in public education today that is an outgrowth of the education policies of the present U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan.

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OP-ED | 95 Pink Slips on the Wall

by Monica Stellmacher
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 3:00pm

The Connecticut Department of Labor recently announced that it would soon be handing out layoff notices. Ninety-five admission tickets to the Land of Unemployment - an amusement park that is anything but entertaining.

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OP-ED | Donald Trump and the New Campaign Normal

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 5:30am

It’s turned into the question of the summer: “So when do you think this Trump thing is going to end?”

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College Chief’s Resignation Came Amid Probe Targeting Son’s Investment Schemes

by Journal Inquirer
Posted: Aug 20, 2015 1:07pm

Gregory W. Gray’s abrupt announcement Friday that he would resign as president of Connecticut’s largest public college system came as federal prosecutors were accusing his son of committing securities fraud, wire fraud, and perjury.

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East Meets West: Acupuncture Said To Boost Pregnancy Rates

by Magaly Olivero
Posted: Aug 20, 2015 12:25pm

For Maria Coplit, the decision to use traditional and laser acupuncture to complement her high-tech fertility treatments seemed like a “no brainer,” especially after experiencing the toll of multiple miscarriages while trying to have a second child.

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Gov. Malloy, Greater New Haven Officials Hope New Technology Boosts Bus Ridership

by New Haven Register
Posted: Aug 20, 2015 9:58am

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Officials: Cemetery Expansion in Middletown Step in Right Direction for Connecticut Veterans

by Middletown Press
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 11:19pm

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Administration Gives Supers. SBAC Test Results, But Won’t Release Them To Public

by Jonathan Pelto
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 12:15pm

Local school officials were told that they were not allowed to inform parents, teachers, their local boards of education or the public about the SBAC results.

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September 3, 2015

Special Interest Group Sends Mailing To Thank Lawmaker For Charter Funding

by Christine Stuart | Sep 3, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Education | State Budget | Hartford | Windsor

State Rep. Brandon McGee, D-Hartford, is being thanked with a glossy mailer from a special interest group that has spent more than $1.1 million this year lobbying lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to make sure two new charter schools were included in the state budget.

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September 2, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bernie Sanders’ 5th District Campaign Coordinator May Run Against Esty

by Jordan Fenster | Sep 2, 2015 2:45pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 5th Congressional District | Election 2016

The organizer of occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who is also volunteering as 5th District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.

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Record Number of Travelers Will Hit the Roads This Labor Day Weekend

by Cara Rosner | Sep 2, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Transportation

shutterstock Those taking advantage of falling gas prices and filling up their tanks over the next few days for the holiday weekend likely will have lots of company.

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State Agencies Asked to Prepare Cuts

by Elizabeth Regan | Sep 2, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | State Capitol

Hugh McQuaid file photo Already forced to find $200.6 million in savings in their 2016 budgets, state agencies are now being directed to cut 5 percent from their 2017 budgets — part of what state officials say is an annual exercise in responsible budgeting. 

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September 1, 2015

Lembo Certifies $800,000 Budget Surplus With Caution

by Christine Stuart | Sep 1, 2015 12:14pm
Posted to: The Economy | Financial Sector | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo The volatility of the financial markets is complicating budget forecasting, but state Comptroller Kevin Lembo estimated Tuesday that the 2016 budget will end with an $800,000 surplus.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Banking Officials

by Christine Stuart | Sep 1, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Courts | Legal | Poverty | Tribes

A federal judge in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit Monday that had been filed against Connecticut Banking Department officials who had imposed a $1.5 million fine on two tribal payday lending companies and the head of the tribe.

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August 31, 2015

Primary Elections To Be Held On A Wednesday This Year

by Elizabeth Regan | Aug 31, 2015 3:28pm

Hugh McQuaid Primaries for this year’s municipal elections have been pushed back a week and a day due to what a spokesman for Secretary of the State Denise Merrill called a “random kind of calendar coincidence.”

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Insurance Regulators Lower Proposed Increases, In Most Cases

by Christine Stuart | Aug 31, 2015 12:51pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Legal

Regulators told health insurance companies selling plans both on and off the state’s insurance exchange that it was okay to increase their premiums, but, in most cases, not as much as requested.

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Lieberman’s Old Foe Urges Blumenthal to Say ‘Yes’ to Iran Deal

by Elizabeth Regan | Aug 31, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Congress | Foreign Policy | Election 2006 | Election 2011 | White House | Greenwich

File Photo With ads that harken back to the political and social tumult of the late 1960s, former senatorial and gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont has embarked on a campaign to rally support for a nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran as the deal awaits congressional approval.

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August 28, 2015

Education Officials Say Low Test Scores Matched Expectations

by Christine Stuart | Aug 28, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Education | Labor | Local Politics | State Capitol | Transparency

The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.

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