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OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 10:00am

Log into Blogger dot com and protest the Iraq War, it’s 2006 again! Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.

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OP-ED | As a Father and Teacher, I Find Donald Trump Extremely Disturbing

by Barth Keck
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 5:30am

I am a father and teacher. I am deeply disturbed by President Donald Trump. My dismay is not political. Instead, it involves his narcissistic and boorish behavior, underscored most recently by his characterization of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries."

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Med Board Reprimands Waterbury Obstetrician, Disciplines Two Other Docs

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Jan 18, 2018 1:55pm

 The state Medical Examining Board disciplined three doctors this week, including reprimanding a Waterbury obstetrician for failing to perform a timely Caesarean section in a case in which the infant died.

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Connecticut Is Not Prime

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 18, 2018 10:29am

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The Courthouse Made Them Sick

by Paul Bass
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 10:37pm

 

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OP-ED | Replacing The Individual Mandate With Something Better

by Ted Doolittle
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 7:40am

 The Affordable Care Act’s unpopular individual mandate has been repealed as part of a massive tax overhaul, leaving most other elements of the ACA in place.

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VIDEO | The Stories Behind the Best Stories of 2017

by Staff Report
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 9:33pm

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Malloy Seeks To Elevate Acting Veterans Affairs Commissioner

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 12:36pm

 

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Bysiewicz Gets 1st Endorsement For Governor

by Paul Bass
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 5:30am

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ANALYSIS | The Braying Ass

by Dean Pagani
Posted: Jan 15, 2018 4:45pm

In the basement of the house I grew up in, near the tool bench constructed of scrap wood, the oil tank, and the furnace, sat an old steamer chest my Italian grandparents used to carry their belongings with them from Magliano Sabina, in central Italy, to the United States in the first decade of the last century.

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The DNC Is Sorry

by New Haven Independent Staff
Posted: Jan 15, 2018 6:24am

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Seymour First Selectman Weighs Statewide Run

by Valley Independent Sentinel Staff
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 2:11pm

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OP-ED | Election 2018: What Fundraising Numbers Tell Us and What They Don’t

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:00am

(UPDATED) A column about fundraising totals appeals to political nerds like me, but to virtually no one else. Many people see a focus on fundraising as pointless distraction from the real issues, and as a symptom of the problems of big money in politics.

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OP-ED | Who Needs Illinois? Connecticut Should Channel Oregon

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 5:30am

When it comes to leaving Connecticut, there's data and then there's data. Since we live in a place that is obviously in some stage of decline, we've all suspected that people are moving out of the state in droves, even as census numbers suggested we were pretty much holding our own until a few years ago.

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Veteran Lawmaker Could Face Challenge

by New Haven Independent Staff
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 12:40pm

 

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Bysiewicz Close To Getting Into Race for Governor

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 10, 2018 12:47pm

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OP-ED | Prescription Costs Are Squeezing Out Other Connecticut Priorities, But We Have Options

by Ellen Andrews
Posted: Jan 10, 2018 11:38am

Connecticut’s state budget is out of balance, reflecting the weakness in our state economy. Policymakers have been forced into compromising support for critical priorities, in healthcare and beyond.

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Harp Supports State Party Purge

by Paul Bass
Posted: Jan 9, 2018 5:04pm

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ANALYSIS | Is It Time Yet?

by Dean Pagani
Posted: Jan 9, 2018 5:30am

The book on President Trump by journalist and author Michael Wolff has provided critics of the president, including the national news media, the indictment special prosecutor Robert Mueller has so far been unable to deliver. 

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Exchange Enrollment Exceeds ‘Internal Expectations’

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 3:35pm

 

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Malloy Will Nominate McDonald to Chief Justice

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 1:45pm

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Hartford, New Haven See Diminishing Car Ownership Among Households

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 10:20am

Owning a car isn’t what it used to be – at least it isn’t as necessary as it used to be.  

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Ganim: Go Ahead. Call Me ‘Felon’

by Paul Bass
Posted: Jan 5, 2018 1:49pm

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Himes Troubled by Trump’s ‘Nuclear Button’ Taunt

by Peter Urban
Posted: Jan 5, 2018 6:00am

Describing it as a “terrifying” tweet, Representative Jim Himes criticized President Donald Trump for using social media in a way that could potentially provoke a nuclear war with North Korea.

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OP-ED | Teacher Pension Predicament Requires Enlightened Solutions

by Barth Keck
Posted: Jan 5, 2018 5:30am

Each new year offers the potential for a fresh start, but progress in 2018 will be challenging in Connecticut. At year’s end, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators were still tussling over budget issues, the state continued to lose jobs, and none of the preliminary gubernatorial candidates offered honest solutions to the state’s fiscal quagmire.

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January 20, 2018

Women’s March 2018 Draws Another 10,000 to Hartford

by Doug Hardy | Jan 20, 2018 9:04pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — When the Women’s March last year drew 10,000 people to the state Capitol, many wondered whether they would be able to maintain the enthusiasm and repeat the performance in 2018.

Turns out they did. The Capitol Police estimated this year’s crowd at around 10,000 once again.

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January 19, 2018

Applause for Tolls From Audience of Construction Workers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2018 1:25pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Transportation

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SOUTHINGTON, CT — In alphabetical order, a majority of Democratic and one unaffiliated candidates for governor endorsed the idea of installing electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and received applause for it.

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Connecticut Watches As U.S. Senate Decides Spending Measure

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget

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HARTFORD, CT —The U.S. House voted Thursday to keep the government open, but it’s unclear if the U.S. Senate will follow their lead.

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Federal Government Shutdown Looms; FEMA to End Aid to Displaced Puerto Rican Families in Connecticut

by Peter Urban | Jan 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House

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WASHINGTON — Congress struggled this week to reach agreement on a short-term spending bill needed to avoid a partial shutdown of government services at midnight Friday.

The House voted 230-197 Thursday evening in favor of a “continuing resolution” that would fund the government for another month. The issue is now in the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he is prepared to keep members working through the weekend to avoid a shutdown.

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January 18, 2018

Voting Record, Party Affiliation Becomes An Issue In Republican Contest

by Jack Kramer | Jan 18, 2018 3:30pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Madison

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— The voting record - or rather lack of - might be an issue for one of the Republican candidates for governor.

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Murphy Seeks End to Discriminatory School Discipline Policies

by Peter Urban | Jan 18, 2018 12:01pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Juvenile Justice

screengrab WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday said he fears the Trump administration may take “a giant step backwards” when it comes to addressing school discipline policies that fall heaviest on minorities and disabled students.

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January 17, 2018

Supreme Court: Connecticut’s Education System Is Flawed, But Not Unconstitutional

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Equality | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Connecticut’s education system is imperfect, but not unconstitutional.

The decision may signal the end of 12 years of litigation over whether the state has been providing enough funding for its poorest school districts.

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Legislative Leaders Alarmed At Hospital Appeals

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Legal

shutterstock MANCHESTER, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director sent legislative leaders a letter Wednesday to let them know most of the state’s hospitals are appealing the rate changes approved as part of the state budget.

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Lamont Jumps Into Governor’s Race

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2018 7:06am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich

Screengrab HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:17 p.m.) His candidacy didn’t catch fire in 2010, but Ned Lamont, the progressive Democrat from Greenwich will try again in 2018.

Lamont plans for file his paperwork to run for governor Wednesday.

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January 16, 2018

Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program

by Christine Stuart | Jan 16, 2018 10:33pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | State Budget | Special Session | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed through Tuesday with a promised veto of the restoration of funds for the Medicare Savings Program.

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