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May 20, 2014 10:22 am
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July 28, 2014

State Makes Loans Available to Weather-Proof Coastal Homes

by Madeline Stocker | July 28, 2014 1:14pm

Madeline Stocker photo Shoreline property owners can now apply to a state-funded loan program that provides financing for coastal home and business owners to protect their properties from future severe weather and flooding, Gov. Malloy announced Monday.

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OP-ED | Now Might Be a Good Time to Press That Panic Button, Dan

by Susan Bigelow | July 28, 2014 1:01pm


The governor’s race may have just come unknotted, if a new poll is to be believed.

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Foley Leads Malloy in Poll From New York Times and CBS

by Hugh McQuaid | July 28, 2014 10:53am

An Internet-based poll by the New York Times, CBS News and a research firm called YouGov suggests that Republican Tom Foley has a 42 to 33 percent advantage over incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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In Crowded Primary, Somers Touts Her Business Credentials

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Heather Bond Somers of Groton may have been an unknown candidate for lieutenant governor several months ago, but due to some high-profile missteps by at least one of her opponents Republican voters are giving the newcomer to state politics a second look.

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July 26, 2014

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July 25, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $725M

by Hugh McQuaid | July 25, 2014 3:56pm

The state Bond Commission borrowed a total of $725 million Friday. Funding for transportation projects made up $475 million as the largest item on a lengthy agenda.

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Malloy Defends Decision On Immigrant Children

by Hugh McQuaid | July 25, 2014 1:26pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Despite public backlash, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday his administration made the right call when it declined a federal request to house thousands of immigrant children in a state facility.

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OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 11:00am

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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OP-ED | Another Week, Another Scandal

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 25, 2014 10:00am

Another week, and another education scandal here in the Nutmeg State. The FBI served subpoenas on charter school operator FUSE last Friday morning, and shortly after their visit Hartford Courant reporters found the receptionist shredding documents. “Asked what was being shredded, she said the documents were associated with the state-subsidized Jumoke charter schools.” Obstruction of justice, anyone?

Meanwhile, after the notoriously opaque state Department of Education declined to issue reporters a copy of their own FBI-issued subpoena, the Courant received this statement Monday from Department of Education spokeswoman Kelly Donnelly: “We have been assured that the department is not a subject of this investigation.” Okay then. That’s clear.

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Moms, Lawmakers Uncertain of DCF’s Direction

by Christine Stuart | July 25, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Following the Newtown shootings, the General Assembly told Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz in 2013 to come up with plan to eliminate barriers to mental and behavioral health services for all children, regardless of whether they’re under DCF care. But a group of mothers on Thursday expressed concern that Katz may be ignoring their kids.

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