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


by The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association
Posted: May 24, 2017 10:00pm

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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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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Your Morning Coffee & Politics | 1222

by Melissa Ozols
Posted: May 17, 2017 5:30am

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House Finds Unanimous Support For Increasing Computer Crime Penalty

by Jack Kramer
Posted: May 16, 2017 6:17pm

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Your Morning Coffee & Politics | 1221

by Melissa Ozols
Posted: May 16, 2017 5:30am

A Wall Street ratings agency puts pressure on Connecticut to handle its debt, and Gov. Malloy's revised budget proposal is expected to be followed by proposals from legislative leaders in short order.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Democrats Focus on Russia Investigation in Washington | 5

by Peter Urban
Posted: May 15, 2017 10:56pm

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FRONT ROW CT | Treat Dad to Great Entertainment This Father’s Day


by Kelly Byrnes
Posted: May 15, 2017 10:00pm

Prepare to be amazed by The Trickster, The Anti-Conjuror, The Inventor, The Weapon-Master, The Daredevil, The Escapologist, The Deductionist, and The Manipulator, better known collectively as The Illusionists.

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113 Layoff Notices Announced

by Christine Stuart
Posted: May 15, 2017 5:08pm

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May 25, 2017

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 Senator 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

Dreamers Will Have To Keep Dreaming

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 7:59pm
Posted to: Education | Immigration

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s unlikely the House will find enough support for legislation that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities.

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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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Tentative Union Framework Approved By Coalition Leadership, Malloy

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:05am
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Pensions

Screengrab of A&R website HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a coalition representing the state labor unions announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday that they had agreed to reopen the contract currently governing health and pension benefits for state employees.

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May 23, 2017

House Forwards Early Voting Resolution To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 8:02pm
Posted to: Election Policy

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House took the first step Tuesday toward allowing the electorate to decide whether to amend the Connecticut constitution to allow for early voting.

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Democratic Lawmakers Breathe Sigh of Relief At Prospect of Union Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 2:11pm
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Pensions | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers were breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday after word that state employees were close to inking a concession deal with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Not Your Average Bear Or Amendment

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 11:43am
Posted to: Environment | State Capitol | Killingly | Litchfield

HARTFORD, CT— The Republican Party’s attempt to use a humorous Democratic amendment that was never called as a fundraising pitch may have fallen a little flat since it actually was proposed last year by a Republican lawmaker.

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Union Officials Criticize Judicial Nominations With Concessions On The Horizon

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | Jobs | Legal | State Budget

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Union officials criticized the Judiciary Committee Monday for approving the nominations of 13 attorneys to the Superior Court.

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