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Bring Tesla to Connecticut

by Tesla Motors Inc.
Posted: Apr 23, 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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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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Your Morning Coffee & Politics | 1207

by Melissa Ozols
Posted: Apr 20, 2017 5:24am

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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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OP-ED | Connecticut Has Trust Issues When It Comes To Health Policy

by Ellen Andrews
Posted: Apr 17, 2017 5:30am

Mistrust is pervasive in Connecticut policymaking and it’s blocking progress. In this year’s survey, Connecticut healthcare thoughtleaders rated the state of trust in policymaking at 26 points out of 100.

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Sen. Murphy Highlights Importance Of Federal Cleanup Cash During Ansonia Tour

by Eugene Driscoll
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 3:11pm

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OP-ED | Malloy Bows Out, and 2018 is Wide Open

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 10:00am

You could hear the sighs of relief from state Democratic headquarters all the way from Massachusetts. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that he will not, in fact, be seeking a third term, setting off what’s bound to be a wide open race in 2018.

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OP-ED | Ignoring Science At Our Own Peril

by Barth Keck
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 5:30am

“A scientific theory is a very well-tested explanation, built from facts, confirmed hypotheses, and inferences. It is more powerful than a fact because it explains facts.”

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Text of Malloy’s Prepared Remarks On Not Seeking Re-election

by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy
Posted: Apr 13, 2017 4:15pm

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Self-Serve Beer And Wine Machines OK’d By House

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 3:39pm

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AARP: Extreme Budget Cuts Could Force Seniors From Home

by Nora Duncan
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 2:00pm

Families count on affordable home care services so older loved ones can stay home. But Gov. Malloy’s budget cuts deny access and force seniors onto waiting lists for services like home health care, adult day care, meals on wheels and others. TAKE ACTION

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Both Parties Claim Victory Over Death of Mileage Tax Study

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 11, 2017 4:32pm

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Poll: Malloy Still Unpopular, But Christie Is Even More Unpopular

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 11, 2017 12:06pm

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Connecticut Graduation Rate Climbing As Malloy Rethinks School Funding

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 11, 2017 7:06am

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April 24, 2017

Privatization of Group Homes Is On Hold

by Jack Kramer | Apr 24, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A controversial plan to transition group homes from being run by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to private nonprofit providers has been shelved — for now.

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April 21, 2017

With No Republican Opponent, Murphy Focuses Campaign Fundraising Against Trump

by Jack Kramer | Apr 21, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has launched his re-election campaign and while he has no announced Republican opponent in Connecticut, yet, he is setting his sights on a bigger one in Washington, D.C.

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Blumenthal Offers Public Health Advisory On Ticks As Connecticut Population Surges

by Jack Kramer | Apr 21, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Health Care | New Haven

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT -  Connecticut is seeing a surge in ticks this spring and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Thursday to urge residents to be vigilant.

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April 20, 2017

Malloy Readies 1,100 Layoff Notices

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2017 2:39pm
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Pensions

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s not using the threat of layoffs as “leverage” to get the state employee unions to agree to $1.56 billion in concessions over the next two years, but under the law he has to start giving employees notices.

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Former Obama Official To Head Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2017 1:38pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Budget | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Wilkinson, who most recently served as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation under President Barack Obama, isn’t concerned about taking a job that might only last 21 months.

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Connecticut’s Job Numbers Edge Slowly Upward

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2017 11:56am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Labor

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — While its difficult to say whether the monthly trend will hold, Connecticut gained 1,300 jobs in March and February’s job losses were revised to a job gain.

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Finance Committee Explores Abundance of Revenue Ideas As Deadline Nears

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is expected to wrap up its work next week, but until then it seems to be pursuing every revenue generating idea it can to close the two year $3.6 billion budget deficit.

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April 19, 2017

Visconti Enters Race For Governor, And Will Bypass Republican Nomination Convention

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2017 1:59pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | West Hartford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Another day, another Republican candidate for governor.

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Former Federal Prosecutor Jumps Into 2018 Race for Governor

by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2017 10:11am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — He knows how to get the attention of jurors, but will the former federal prosecutor who put former Gov. John G. Rowland in jail a second time be able to convince Democrats to support his gubernatorial bid?

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Harris Makes Gubernatorial Bid Official

by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Having stepped down from his post as a state agency commissioner, Jonathan Harris was ready to announce Tuesday that he’s exploring a run for governor.

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