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October 13, 2017

Wall Street Sends Connecticut A Warning

by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2017 10:02pm
Posted to: State Budget | Special Session | Pensions | Wall Street

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Without a budget for 105 days, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings sent the state a message Friday when it downgraded its outlook for Connecticut’s general obligation bonds to “negative.”

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What Trump’s Healthcare Moves Mean For Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2017 12:15pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — President Donald Trump followed through on his threats to eliminate subsidies for some of the poorest individuals receiving their health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges.

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Malloy’s Patience Wears Thin, Leaders Remain Hopeful

by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders continue to say they’ve been making significant progress in their closed-door budget discussions, but Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has his doubts and is getting impatient.

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October 12, 2017

Justice: Connecticut Is Not Violating Federal Immigration Laws

by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2017 1:40pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The U.S. Department of Justice told Connecticut Thursday that it’s not violating federal immigration law and should be eligible for a federal law enforcement grant.

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State Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal By Sandy Hook Families

by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Courts | Legal | Newtown

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The full panel of Connecticut Supreme Court justices agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal by the Sandy Hook families against the makers of the AR-15 rifle.

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Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Continue, Outside Optimism Fades

by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders insisted they were getting closer to an agreement Wednesday, but at least one of their staff members likened it to a relationship that will never work and neither side is willing to admit it.

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October 11, 2017

CEA and Three Communities Challenge Malloy’s Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | Oct 11, 2017 5:45pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Legal | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest teachers union and three communities filed an injunction in superior court Wednesday hoping to prevent reductions in education funding they say will put “children’s futures at risk.”

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Election Season Has Arrived! Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com Is Here For You

by Doug Hardy | Oct 11, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2017 | Town News | Local Politics | Media Matters

shutterstock November 7 is approaching fast and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire site, is back for a second time to help you navigate your local elections.

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Left Out of Discussions, Malloy Fashions Another Budget

by Christine Stuart | Oct 11, 2017 1:20pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s working on another budget proposal, while he waits on legislative leaders to come up with one of their own.

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Political Newcomers Have Deep Pockets

by Christine Stuart | Oct 11, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

Artem Avetisyan via shutterstock Two Republican newcomers with backgrounds in business are making large contributions to their own campaigns.

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