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More Jobs. More revenue. It CAN happen. Make Sportech a part of the casino solution.


by Sportech
Posted: May 25, 2017 11:00pm

Sportech, the owner and operator of off-track betting in Connecticut, wants to be part of the casino solution. Connecticut should lay the groundwork to license legal sports betting. Doing so will create new jobs and additional tax revenue - as much as $75-$100M annually.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Trump Budget Dissed; CBO Highlights Problems w/Latest AHCA; House OKs Esty VA Bill

by Peter Urban
Posted: May 26, 2017 3:19pm

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OP-ED | The Unions Are Trapped

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: May 26, 2017 10:00am

State employee union leaders came to an agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a package of concessions that would, among other things, freeze wages, ask active employees to pay more into their 401(k)s, require furlough days, and increase insurance premiums. It’s a lot to bear. But what are they going to do? Strike? Get laid off? Go down with the ship?

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OP-ED | Roger Ailes Left an Indelible Mark on TV Journalism - Unfortunately

by Barth Keck
Posted: May 26, 2017 5:30am

If Facebook has taught me anything, it’s that thoughtful political debate is an endangered species. People now just dig in their heels, broadcast their opinions, and don’t budge an inch.

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Yale University Dismantles Union Protest Encampment in Beinecke Plaza in New Haven

by New Haven Register
Posted: May 25, 2017 11:17am

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Vote NO on HB 7097 - Don’t Make A Loophole For Tesla


by The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association
Posted: May 25, 2017 11:15am

Tesla wants Connecticut to undercut the investments of 270 auto retailers by changing state law to carve out an exemption for Tesla - a single company. Connecticut's auto retailers have invested millions of dollars and created 14,000+ jobs here - more than ESPN, Pfizer, and Aetna combined. Say "no" to sweetheart deals. Don't trade job protections for a new gadget. LEARN MORE

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Your Morning Coffee & Politics | 1227

by Melissa Ozols
Posted: May 25, 2017 5:30am

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House Leaders Say They Don’t Have The Votes For Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart
Posted: May 24, 2017 3:55pm

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Administration Says Clock Is Ticking On Deficit Mitigation

by Christine Stuart
Posted: May 24, 2017 1:30pm

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Say NO to Subsidies or Special Deals for Dominion Without Disclosure!


by AARP Connecticut
Posted: May 24, 2017 1:20pm

Virginia-based Dominion Resources claims their Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut is unprofitable. They want legislation to allow them to charge more for their electricity, subsidizing their profits without requiring financial disclosures to the state or ratepayers. Ask your legislators to oppose Senate Bill 106.

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Sikorsky Gets $55M to Buy Materials for Helicopter Deal

by New Haven Register
Posted: May 24, 2017 12:12pm

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House Passes Bill Expanding Pregnancy Protections

by Christine Stuart
Posted: May 23, 2017 5:16pm

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OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Help Urban Residents the Most


by Michael A. D’Amico
Posted: May 23, 2017 4:59pm

It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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Community Health Centers Face Uncertain Financial Future

by Cara Rosner
Posted: May 23, 2017 6:57am

Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) in Connecticut have expanded services, upped their staffing and renovated their facilities mostly due to increased revenue streams from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Your Morning Coffee & Politics | 1225

by Melissa Ozols
Posted: May 23, 2017 5:30am

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Trump Budget Lands on Hill; Congress Awaits FBI Pick; Funds for Foundations | 7

by Peter Urban
Posted: May 22, 2017 12:50pm

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OP-ED | That Sinking Feeling

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: May 19, 2017 10:00am

There comes a moment during the filling up of the boat with water that cold reality sets in: just bailing it out isn’t working anymore, and the ship’s going down.

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OP-ED | Addressing the ‘Why’ in Sex Trafficking

by Jillian Gilchrest
Posted: May 19, 2017 8:00am

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously on legislation to address the demand side of sex trafficking, marking a major shift in the way our state addresses this crime.

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OP-ED | Most State Pols Despise Trump, But Not Pious Joe

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: May 19, 2017 5:30am

Amid the chaos and wreckage of the presidency of Donald J. Trump, a group of Connecticut politicians has emerged in an attempt to display some leadership. This is welcome. After all, we're all dealing with a chief executive who is at best extremely erratic and, at worst, corrupt to his core.

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Dreamers Push, But Speaker Says He Doesn’t Have The Votes

by Jack Kramer
Posted: May 18, 2017 4:21pm

 

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Your Morning Coffee & Politics | 1223

by Melissa Ozols
Posted: May 18, 2017 5:30am

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SEEC Says Ganim Should Not Be Allowed To Participate In Public Financing

by Christine Stuart
Posted: May 17, 2017 10:49pm

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Lieberman Interviews for FBI Director

by Peter Urban
Posted: May 17, 2017 3:59pm

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CT Auto Retailers Have Added Over 2,300 Jobs to Connecticut Economy Since 2012


by The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association
Posted: May 17, 2017 3:50pm

For a fifth year in a row, CT Auto Retailers are reporting an increase in the number of jobs they have created and Connecticut residents they employ. For 2016, the retailers reported a total number of 14,397 employees across Connecticut - an increase of 558 jobs from the previous year. LEARN MORE

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Veterans Discharged For Misconduct Often Suffer From Mental Health Illnesses

by Peggy McCarthy
Posted: May 17, 2017 10:41am

A federal report has found that 62 percent of military personnel discharged for misconduct from 2011 through 2015 had been diagnosed with mental illnesses that could have caused their behaviors.

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May 26, 2017

Connecticut Senator Says Republicans Are Like ‘The Dog That Caught the Car’

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2017 2:14pm
Posted to: Congress | Election 2016 | Federal Budget | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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New Poll Finds 57 Percent of Voters Disapprove of Republican Health Care Plan

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2017 1:05pm
Posted to: Health Care | Poll

shutterstock A new Quinnipiac University poll found that 57 percent of voters disapprove of the Republican health care plan that passed the House last month. That’s one percent more than the 56 percent who disapproved of the plan in a May 11 survey.

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Lembo Tries To Renew Connecticut Debate Over Health Insurance Public Option

by Cara Rosner | May 26, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Legal | State Budget

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With 800,000 Connecticut residents at risk of losing their health insurance if the American Health Care Act becomes law, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo says expanding Medicare and creating a public health insurance option would help ensure people continue to have coverage.

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May 25, 2017

Divided House Forwards Campaign Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 7:01pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House passed a bill Thursday on a 79-70, party line vote that would change campaign laws and could set the state up for a constitutional challenge.

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Bipartisan Coalition Continues To Pitch ‘Passport to the Parks’

by Jack Kramer | May 25, 2017 2:42pm
Posted to: Environment | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A few days before the unofficial kick-off of the summer season —  Memorial Day weekend — a group of legislators from both political parties made a renewed pitch for the state to spend millions to maintain Connecticut’s parks and forests.

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Senate Dysfunction or Life In An Evenly Split Chamber?

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 10:30am
Posted to: State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s become sort of a running joke at the state Capitol these days. How many bills will get through the state Senate?

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Malloy Fires Off Response To Senators For ‘Antagonistic Approach’ To Insurance Industry

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s top Democratic and Republican state senators touted their bipartisan cooperation in passing legislation to increase transparency in pharmaceutical costs, and minutes later they received a letter from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy criticizing how they reached the final product and shut out the insurance industry in the process.

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May 24, 2017

Union Leaders Begin Selling Labor Deal to Members

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Pensions | State Capitol

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A day after a deal was struck between the governor and labor leaders that would save Connecticut $1.5 billion over the next two fiscal years, state workers were at the capitol Wednesday to show support for it.

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Bill Giving Drivers with ‘Priors’ A Second Chance Dies

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: State Capitol | Transportation

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT —  Legislation that would have given those close to losing their license a second chance died in the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee Tuesday.

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Senate Gives Thumbs Up To Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:52am
Posted to: East Windsor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) The state Senate approved a bill early Wednesday morning that would pave the way for Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to build a casino in East Windsor. The bill passed on a 24-12 vote after more than two hours of debate.

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