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December 21, 2014

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March 27, 2015

Attorney General Creates Privacy Department

by Cara Rosner | March 27, 2015 3:09pm

State Attorney General George Jepsen has created a new department within his office that will focus solely on investigations and legal action related to privacy and data security.

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OP-ED | Two Bills Threaten to Take Power From Local Governments

by Suzanne Bates | March 27, 2015 1:49pm


Today the state’s Planning and Development Committee passed two bills that — if they become law — will create vast new powers for state and regional bodies over local governments in Connecticut.

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Looney Quietly Pitches Statewide Car Tax

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2015 1:25pm

Christine Stuart file photo Senate President Martin Looney admits it’s an ambitious proposal, but he believes his proposal to create a statewide mill rate for motor vehicle taxes is rational.

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Fallout From Committee Meeting on Sexual Assault Bill Yields More Complaints

by Elizabeth Regan | March 27, 2015 8:30am

CTNJ file photo State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, said there is bipartisan confusion within the Higher Education and Employment Committee about a bill she introduced to help shift the way society thinks about sexual assault.

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OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am

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Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Will Congress Work Before November 2016?

by Jordan Fenster | March 27, 2015 5:00am

The first official entrant in the 2016 presidential Grand Prix started his engines this week. But if the pundits are right, he won’t be the first sitting legislator to seek the highest office in the land. Quite the opposite, six members of Congress so far have been said to be actively seeking the presidency, all running against each other.

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March 26, 2015

Republicans Say Senate Democrats’ Bill Will Further Weaken Clean Elections System

by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 5:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican lawmakers said a Senate Democratic proposal to change campaign finance laws breaks a promise they made to the state 10 years ago when they established the clean election system.

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OP-ED | Affirmative Consent Bill Could Help Tear Down Rape Culture

by Susan Bigelow | March 26, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.

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Lawmakers Struggle With Spending Cap

by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 12:05pm

Christine Stuart photo Anti-poverty advocates and residents who benefit from the state’s social service programs visited the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against many of the $1.3 billion in spending cuts included in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget.

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