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Connecticut Woman Who Was to be Deported Takes Refuge in New Haven Church

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 10:28pm

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Connecticut Woman To Be Deported Thursday Despite Advocates’ Efforts

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 7:34am

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Female Surgeons Making Inroads In Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

by Sujata Srinivasan
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 2:00pm

When the lights power on in the operating room at Bridgeport Hospital, more than a half of the acute care team of surgeons peering from behind the masks are women. That’s unusual, given that only 28 percent of all surgeons in Connecticut are female, according to the latest figures from the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Consumer Protection, Or Not – Malloy Veto Draws Industry Praise

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 10:29am

The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) are applauding Governor Dannel Malloy’s decision to veto Senate Bill 821, which would have affected consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding.

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Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 5:30am

Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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UConn Study: When State Pays for ACT Exam, More Poor Youth Reach College

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 7:26am

 New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT.

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Weekly News Round Up with 94.9 Radio

by Staff Report
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 7:22am

Listen to our weekly update on the state Capitol with Dan Newmyer.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Democrats Scoff at Trumpcare 4.0; House Approves Huge NDAA | Issue 21

by Peter Urban
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 5:44pm

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OP-ED | Can Connecticut Reinvent Itself?

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 5:30am

Poor Connecticut. Because of our modest size and our quirky geography, we've long had an inferiority complex. Sandwiched in between two of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the world, we've never really been able to figure out what we are.

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OP-ED | Fundraising Race Gives Us Our First Glimpse of 2018 Field

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 7:01pm

Politics right now is so grim that looking ahead to an election that won’t happen for 15 months is oddly soothing and hopeful - for the most part. So let’s take a look at the still-forming field for 2018’s wide open race for governor, and dream of the possibility of change.

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Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 11:39am

 

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Middletown Mayor Dan Drew Makes Run For Governor Official

by Middletown Press
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 7:58am

Citing positive conditions in his home city, Mayor Dan Drew Wednesday called upon the people of Connecticut to join him as “one people united in common purpose” as he announced he is running for governor in 2018.

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ANALYSIS | Can Comcast Be Trusted to Preserve Net Neutrality? My Experience As A Local Regulator

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Jul 12, 2017 1:07pm

Today is Net Neutrality Day. In the early 2000's I served on a local Comcast regulatory committee. Here are a few of my experiences holding the company accountable and how their lobbyists were able to quickly change laws that they didn't like.

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Today’s Gas Prices

by GasBuddy.com
Posted: Jul 12, 2017 10:59am

Gas prices in Connecticut are dropping. The lowest price reported this morning through GasBuddy - aside from those offered by membership retailers - was $2.11 per gallon in Middlebury. Average price reported statewide was $2.407 per gallon today.

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Clean Elections Program On The Chopping Block

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 4:56pm

 

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Norwalk Lawmaker Sues School District For Employment Discrimination

by Nancy Guenther Chapman
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 4:59pm

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Health Reform Teetering; Construction Starts on 20th Virginia-class Sub | Issue 20

by Peter Urban
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 1:50pm

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Recap of This Week

by Staff Report
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 6:28am

Listen to a recap of this week in politics with Dan Newmyer and Christine Stuart.

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Clashing Protests on New Haven Green Turn Chaotic, Some Would Say Violent

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jul 9, 2017 2:56pm

 

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Gets Earful On Healthcare; Sikorsky Signs $3.8B Deal | Issue 19

by Peter Urban
Posted: Jul 7, 2017 3:04pm

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OP-ED | Hartford’s Future is Everyone’s Responsibility

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jul 7, 2017 10:00am

 It’s been a bad few weeks for the state’s capital city. Aetna, long the business bulwark of the one-time Insurance Capital of the World, announced in late June that they will move their headquarters to Manhattan. And now the state’s ongoing budget impasse may mean much-needed aid to cash-strapped Hartford doesn’t materialize.

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OP-ED | Factory Towns Are Gone, But Manufacturing Is More Vital Than Ever

by Barth Keck
Posted: Jul 7, 2017 7:30am

 S.L. Price’s book "Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town" is a detailed historical and sociological examination of how business and sports coalesced to mold the town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. As I read this fascinating case study, it prompted many personal recollections and caused me to ponder the impact of manufacturing on Connecticut’s economy.

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Care Plans Best Made While Parents Are Still Healthy

by Colleen Shaddox
Posted: Jul 6, 2017 10:43am

 Adult children should talk with parents about health and end-of-life preferences long before these matters become urgent, experts in the field say.

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Racial Disparities Persist Despite Decline In Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Jul 5, 2017 10:48am

 The rate of infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly has dropped in recent years, but data show that racial disparities persist.

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Solar-Energy Firm Loses Challenge to Connecticut Regulations

by Courthouse News Service
Posted: Jul 3, 2017 5:30am

The Second Circuit refused last week to revive a challenge by a solar-energy company that claimed burdensome Connecticut regulations had cost it utility contracts.

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July 20, 2017

Tribes Get Closer To Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2017 3:00pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | East Windsor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Bookended by the two tribal chairmen, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially signed legislation that allows the tribes to move forward with plans for an East Windsor casino.

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Connecticut Adds Jobs In June; Officials Say State Could See Full Recovery By 2018

by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending

Jon Bilous via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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New Report Highlights Benefits Of ACA in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Congress | Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — Just as replacement efforts seem to have fallen short in Congress, a new report released Wednesday attempts to quantify the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on Connecticut.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Middletown | Aviation

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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July 19, 2017

Wage Contracts Released To Republicans

by Christine Stuart | Jul 19, 2017 12:59pm
Posted to: FOIA | Labor | State Budget | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:22 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after a coalition of unions announced they had ratified a $1.57 billion concession package, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration sent the more than 30 wage contracts for the individual bargaining groups to legislative leaders.

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Poll: Malloy Still Third Most Unpopular Governor In The Country

by Christine Stuart | Jul 19, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Poll | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy remains the third most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Tuesday.

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July 18, 2017

Disabled And Their Advocates Try To Break Budget Impasse

by Jack Kramer | Jul 18, 2017 3:27pm
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — People with disabilities and their advocates literally took over the state Capitol Tuesday imploring legislators to break their impasse and pass a budget that doesn’t cut programs that help those most in need.

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5 Arrested In Governor’s Office Protest Calling For Increase In Revenues

by Jack Kramer | Jul 18, 2017 1:15pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | State Capitol

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Five disability advocates, three of them in wheelchairs, were arrested Tuesday after refusing to vacate the front of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office in an act of civil disobedience to protest funding cuts to programs for those in need.

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Unions Ratify Labor Savings, General Assembly Up Next

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2017 10:52am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Special Session | Pensions

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) It’s one of the largest pieces of the two-year, $40 billion state budget and it was easily ratified by the rank-and-file members of the 15 unions who are part of a bargaining coalition.

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Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: FOIA | Labor | Legal | State Capitol | Transparency | Special Session | Pensions

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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