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April 15, 2014

Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 15, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Health Care | Labor | Legal

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.

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Truckers Want A Tax Break

by Christine Stuart | Apr 15, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Transportation | Weather

istockphoto Connecticut truckers say it’s unfair for the state to benefit from the 6.3 percent sales tax on vehicle repairs when it’s the brine the state puts on the roads that causes the damage.

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April 14, 2014

‘Knockout Game’ Bill Headed To Senate

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 14, 2014 4:46pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Legislation aimed at discouraging the “knockout game” cleared the Judiciary Committee on Monday over opposition from lawmakers who say the unprovoked attacks addressed in the bill are not a problem in Connecticut.

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Report Highlights Cybersecurity Threats

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2014 3:45pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Public Safety

Christine Stuart photo It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.

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Murphy, Blumenthal Warn of Predatory Tax Filing Services

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2014 12:39pm
Posted to: Congress | Taxes | Hartford

Christine Stuart photo On the eve of the income tax filing deadline, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal warned of unscrupulous practices by tax preparers who prey upon moderate- and low-income individuals.

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Republicans Win Special Election in 61st

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Town News | Suffield | Windsor

Courtesy of Facebook The Connecticut Republican Party is claiming that East Granby resident Tami Zawistowski’s victory over Peter Hill in the 61st House District race was a referendum on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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April 13, 2014

PHOTOS | 200,000 Celebrate UConn Basketball Teams in Victory Parade

by Josalee Thrift | Apr 13, 2014 9:03pm
Posted to: Photos | Sports | Hartford

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Sunday’s victory parade in Hartford drew more than 200,000 to the city to honor the University of Connecticut’s men’s and women’s basketball teams for winning their respective 2014 NCAA championships. Hartford police provided a “conservative” crowd estimate of more than 200,000 and said fans were respectful - not a single arrest was reported. Police said it was the largest crowd anyone can remember in Hartford.

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April 11, 2014

Rowland’s Attorney: ‘We’re Eager To Go To Trial’

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 11, 2014 3:58pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Election 2014 | New Haven

Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register photo NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to campaign corruption charges in U.S. District Court in New Haven, where his lawyer said he plans to take the case to trial.

—Photos from outside court

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Republican Candidates Turn In Their Fundraising Totals

by Christine Stuart | Apr 11, 2014 10:35am
Posted to: Election 2014

CTNJ file photo Thursday marked the end of the first quarter of fundraising for all candidates running for statewide office and the last financial filing candidates will be asked to share with election regulators before the party conventions in May.

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April 10, 2014

Republican Party Seeks Distance From Rowland, Wants To Focus On Unity

by Christine Stuart | Apr 10, 2014 10:01pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2014 | Town News | Stamford

Christine Stuart photo STAMFORD — The backdrop for the biggest Republican Party fundraiser of the year was the indictment of former Republican governor and WTIC talk show host John G. Rowland.

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