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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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Families Celebrate New Connecticut Law Requiring Screening of Newborns for ALD

by Jack Kramer | August 24, 2016 2:34pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie BRANFORD — Connecticut has now joined New York as the only states in the country that require the screening of newborns for a disease that causes rapid degeneration of the nervous system in young boys — Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

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Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 5:29am

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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August 23, 2016

Officials Say First Five Program Created 3,759 New Jobs

by Christine Stuart | August 23, 2016 4:30pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood outside the gleaming Alexion Pharmaceutical building Tuesday in downtown New Haven to tout his administration’s analysis of the First Five, a state economic development program that gives large sums of money to corporations to stay and create jobs in Connecticut.

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Clients Plead With Governor To Keep State Run Group Homes Public

by Jack Kramer | August 23, 2016 2:41pm

Jack Kramer photo People with intellectual disabilities, their relatives and caretakers, Tuesday implored Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to rethink a decision to privatize group homes as part of a plan that would save the state money and lay off Department of Developmental Services employees.

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Children’s Center In Hamden To Pilot Recovery High School Class

by Jack Kramer | August 23, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo Frustrated by what they see as a lack of urgency by officials and motivated by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston, two administrators at a Hamden children’s facility are hoping to start a “pilot’’ recovery class.

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With GOP Nomination, Novak Gets Her Shot at Courtney in 2nd District

by Max Moran | August 23, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Will the third time be the charm for Daria Novak, the Republican running in the 2nd Congressional District trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney?

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August 22, 2016

How Does Connecticut Measure Up In Fight Against Cancer?

by Jack Kramer | August 22, 2016 4:00pm

Connecticut is getting mixed reviews in its fight against cancer, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Action Network.

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Back to School Spending Expected To Increase This Year

by Cara Rosner | August 22, 2016 12:00pm

Families with school-age children are planning to spend more money on back-to-school shopping than they did last year, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation.

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OPM: 2017 Budget Will End the Year $200K in the Black

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is predicting the state will end the 2017 budget year about 10 months from now with a minuscule $200,000 surplus.

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