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December 21, 2014

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January 30, 2015

OP-ED | On the Gas Tax, Murphy Gets It Half Right

by Terry Cowgill | January 30, 2015 5:30am

Sen. Chris Murphy, who has made a name for himself lately in the field of foreign policy, has stumbled onto a good domestic policy idea —  sort of.

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Advocates Tell Lawmakers That 64 Minutes Is Too Long To Wait

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am

Advocates, attorneys, and their clients told the legislature’s Human Services Committee Thursday that waiting an average of 64 minutes on the phone to speak with a Social Services Department eligibility worker is too long.

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January 29, 2015

OP-ED | Unfunded Mandates And The Towns That Hate Them

by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 7:00pm

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Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.

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Republicans Look To Revise Election Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 4:35pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican lawmakers called Thursday for reducing the amount of money that flows into publicly financed campaigns and giving regulators more tools to investigate abuses.

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Exonerated Man Gets $6M For 21 Years Behind Bars

by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2015 4:13pm

Hugh McQuaid File Photo A man wrongfully convicted of murder and rape received $6 million and an apology from Connecticut Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr.

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Bond Commission Poised To Borrow More Than $250M

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 1:26pm

Housing projects, school improvement projects and municipal clean water initiatives are among the proposals the State Bond Commission plans to borrow money for during a Friday meeting, according to the panel’s agenda.

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Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers

by Cara Rosner | January 29, 2015 5:30am

Cara Rosner photo Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to exempt baby diapers from state sales tax.

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January 28, 2015

Attorney’s Notes Back Rowland Claim That Prosecutors Withheld Evidence

by Hugh McQuaid | January 28, 2015 1:23pm

CTNJ file photo Lawyers for a co-conspirator of former Gov. John Rowland cited notes Monday that aid Rowland’s claim that federal prosecutors withheld evidence before convincing a jury to find him guilty of campaign corruption.

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Municipalities Still Unhappy With Stormwater Permit Proposal

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2015 5:30am

shutterstock The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection modified its draft storm water permit for municipalities this week, but at least two municipal lobbies say it’s still an unfunded mandate.

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