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McKinney to Malloy: Scrap the $55 Refund

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:56pm

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Jane Doe Speaks from Prison: ‘I Don’t Deserve This’

Posted: Apr 23, 2014 5:38pm

The 16-year-old transgender girl who has been detained at a Connecticut women's prison for over two weeks issued a statement on Wednesday asking DCF Commissioner Joette Katz to visit her in prison.

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WFP Won’t Rule Out Pelto Endorsement

by Only In Bridgeport
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:43am

If he decides to run for governor.

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One-Party Politics In CT: The Elephant Not In The Room

by Connecticut Magazine
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:14am

Jennifer Swift reports.

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Warrant Unsealed After 19 Court Appearances; Man Faces 8 Years For Derby Sex Assault

by Ethan Fry
Posted: Apr 22, 2014 11:07pm

The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that for more than two years after being charged with raping a 22-year-old employee at a club he owned in Derby, Dardian Celaj wasn’t interested in a plea deal. But he finally took one this week.

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Is Ernie Newton Planning A Comeback?

by Only In Bridgeport
Posted: Apr 22, 2014 9:26am

With Rep. Don Clemons retiring there will be an opening. Clemons said he decided this would be his last session long before Newton's decision.

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OP-ED | Be The ‘Squeaky Wheel’ If Your Health Claim Is Denied

by Wendell Potter
Posted: Apr 22, 2014 5:30am

The good news from last week was that 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare-created exchanges. The not so good news is that because most of us have to buy coverage from a private insurer, we will always have to be vigilant to make sure our medical claims get paid and that an insurance bureaucrat miles from where we live doesn’t succeed in denying coverage for medically necessary care.

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Nursing Home Resident With Swallowing Disorder Chokes To Death

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:28pm

A Danbury nursing home has been fined $1,040 by the state in connection with the death of a resident who choked on a meatball.

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OP-ED | Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut

by Pat Elder
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:34am

I’m dumfounded witnessing the influence apparently wielded by the military in Connecticut’s General Assembly. Its influence runs counter to the sensibilities and civil liberties of the citizens of the Constitution State.

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OP-ED | Surviving On Just Above The Minimum Wage

by Josh Griffin
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:15am

My name is Josh Griffin and I’ve worked at the McDonald’s on the Tolland Turnpike in Manchester for more than two years. Eventually, I’d like to go back to school to study graphic design, but making less than $10 an hour, just a bit above the minimum wage, I can’t afford to get the training I need to launch a career in graphic design.

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OP-ED | All ‘Independent Practice’ for APRNs is Not Created Equal

by Robert M. McLean
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:30am

As Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seem intent on passing a bill to allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to “practice independently,” I would urge some caution.

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OP-ED | Are Wall Street Values Right for Schools?

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:00am

Last week on a flight back from England, I read Michael Lewis’ latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. I found myself highlighting passages, struck by parallels with the corporate education reform movement. It’s not surprising as both industries involve players from high tech and hedge funds  --  and, of course, the politicians who enable them.

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OP-ED | An Open Letter to ‘Jane Doe,’ The Transgender Girl in an Adult Prison

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:00am

Dear "Jane,"

I feel like we all failed you, and I’m sorry. As I write this, you’re sitting in solitary in York, the adult women’s prison in Niantic. Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz has said there was no other choice. Apparently you got into a fight with staff at your last placement; your lawyers and Katz disagree about how serious that was. But that is why you’re in an adult prison, according to Katz.

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OP-ED | Republicans Should Beware Of Rowland’s Stench

by Terry D. Cowgill
Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:30am

Could this be the end of the road for former Gov. John G. Rowland? If once again convicted of political and financial malfeasance, will he ever be taken seriously when he's released from prison a second time? And moreover, will his legal troubles drag down Republican candidates, especially the six running for the privilege of unseating Gov. Dannel P. Malloy?

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House Approves Tax Credits for UTC

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:43pm

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Unemployment Remains Steady As State Adds Jobs In March

by Brian Woodman Jr.
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 4:10pm

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OP-ED | Easing Restrictions on Nurse Practitioners Will Improve Access

by Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:38am

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, more Connecticut residents than ever before have access to some form of health insurance.

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Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Purchase of Gaylord Sleep Center To Be Aired

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:06am

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DCF Commissioner Defends Transfer of Transgender Juvenile

Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:39pm

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McKinney Tells Tea Party He Would Support Gun Control Repeal

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:46pm

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Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:26pm

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Boughton ‘Wishes’ He Could Return Wilson-Foley Money

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 8:56am

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No More Hungry Nights For Shabazz

by CT Talking
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:09am

UConn senior Shabazz Napier may have scored another one, even after he helped lead the Huskies to a men’s basketball NCAA national championship.

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Boughton Calls On Candidates To Release Their Tax Returns

by Staff Report
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:57pm

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UConn Coach Joins Colleagues In Pay Hike

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 4:49pm

In the aftermath of UConn’s national championship, coach Kevin Ollie’s “relatively low” salary compared to his peers, became the focus of some media attention.

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April 24, 2014

Clinton Makes Participation Pitch to Millennials

by Megan Merrigan | Apr 24, 2014 12:00am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Town News | Mansfield-Storrs

Megan Merrigan Hillary Clinton made her way to the University of Connecticut on Wednesday and encouraged students to be active members of the “participation generation.”

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April 23, 2014

Democratic Governors Association Files Complaint Against CT Election Regulators

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | Apr 23, 2014 3:56pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | Election Policy

Hugh McQuaid photo The Democratic Governors Association filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday alleging that Connecticut’s campaign laws infringe on their First Amendment rights to spend money on behalf of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Malloy Gives A Daytime Pitch

by Christine Stuart | Apr 23, 2014 12:33pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | State Budget | Taxes | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s visit Tuesday afternoon to the Bloomfield Senior Center was his first daytime town hall style meeting and his 54th since taking office.

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With 2 Weeks Left in Session, Key House Dems Divided on National Popular Vote

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 23, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Election Policy | State Capitol | White House

Hugh McQuaid photo Following more than a week of counting votes, national popular vote supporters haven’t managed to wrangle the support needed for a floor debate in the House, where the speaker personally opposes the bill.

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April 22, 2014

ECSU Professor’s Remarks Prompts Response From Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 22, 2014 3:57pm
Posted to: Education | State Capitol | Windham

Christine Stuart photo Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brent Terry’s remarks during a creative writing class won bipartisan disapproval Tuesday from the state House of Representatives.

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Lawmakers Approve Wind Regulations Lifting Defacto Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | Apr 22, 2014 12:29pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

Christine Stuart photo Ending what has been an informal three-year moratorium on wind power in Connecticut, a legislative committee unanimously approved regulations Tuesday paving the way for wind turbines.

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Lawmakers Unlikely To Take Action On Public Disclosure, Victim Privacy Bills

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 22, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Ethics | FOIA | Transparency

CTNJ file photo Lawmakers appear unlikely to act in the remaining two weeks of the session on two pieces of legislation aimed at balancing the privacy of crime victims with Connecticut’s public disclosure law.

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April 21, 2014

Committee Poised To Approve New Wind Turbine Regulations

by Christine Stuart | Apr 21, 2014 6:39pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Ashford | Prospect

Lawmakers and state officials are optimistic they’ve finally struck the right balance in deciding where wind turbines in the state should be located.

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Clock Is Ticking On Hospital Conversion Legislation

by Christine Stuart | Apr 21, 2014 12:17pm
Posted to: Health Care | Legal | Nonprofits | Waterbury

(Updated 2:41 p.m.) Legislation addressing the burning question of whether for profit entities should be allowed to purchase nonprofit hospitals in the state is still “a work in progress,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

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UConn Graduate Assistants Vote To Form Union

by Christine Stuart | Apr 21, 2014 5:29am
Posted to: Education | Labor | Mansfield-Storrs

Photo courtesy of More than 2,100 graduate assistants working at the University of Connecticut have won the right to form what will be the largest bargaining group at the school.

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