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April 18, 2017

Connecticut’s Firearms Industry Loses Economic Output, Jobs According To Industry Group

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Newtown

Courtesy of NSSF The firearm and ammunition industry is doing quite well across the country although Connecticut’s gun business is not part of that growth, a new study shows.

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April 17, 2017

Lawmaker Tells His Colleagues To Pay Attention To Federal Audit of Child Welfare Agency

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2017 4:55pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Housing | Public Health

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It was largely a public hearing about the spending cap, which is why his message in support of Connecticut’s children may have gotten lost. 

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Casino Operators Continue Fight Over Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2017 2:54pm
Posted to: Gaming | Town News | East Windsor | Tribes

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee jumped into the debate Monday over a third commercial casino with a public hearing on its own bill that would open bidding for Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land.

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Adoptees Try Again To Get Access To Their Birth Certificates

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Aging | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Equality | Health Care | Legal | Public Health

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would restore the right of every adopted adult citizen in Connecticut to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate is winding its way through the legislative process.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2017 11:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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April 13, 2017

Let The 2018 Race For Governor Begin!

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 6:28pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

Andrew Cline via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Now that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced he won’t seek a third term, a number of Democratic hopefuls who have been waiting for an opportunity to succeed the governor are essentially cleared for takeoff.

Malloy’s announcement Thursday also gives Republican candidates who have already announced their intention to run for the seat a chance to distinguish themselves from a pack that doesn’t include the unpopular governor.

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Malloy Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 2:03pm
Posted to: Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended the speculation Thursday about whether he will seek a third term. He won’t. Malloy, 61, gathered his staff on the fourth floor of the state Capitol Thursday to deliver the news before heading down to a 2 p.m. press conference.

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Dueling Bills To Expand or Repeal Connecticut’s Bottle Bill Move Forward

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 1:02pm
Posted to: Business | Environment | State Budget

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers and environmentalists want to fix Connecticut’s bottle deposit bill, not replace it. However, the beverage industry and grocers would like to see it replaced with a mandate on curbside recycling.

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Indictment Alleging Fraud By Phony Pita Company May Fuel Lembo’s Bill

by Jack Kramer | Apr 13, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | South Windsor | Vernon

shutterstock via parasolia HARTFORD, CT — The indictment of a former Vernon man charged with scheming to secure funding for a fake pocket pita company may give new momentum to legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives.

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April 12, 2017

Tamer Pay Equity Bill Clears House

by Jack Kramer | Apr 12, 2017 5:31pm
Posted to: Business | Equality | Labor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - A bill to help increase pay equity for women in the workforce easily passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a 139-9 vote.

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