by Jhansi Katechia | June 18, 2014 3:31pm
A variety of organizations committed to fighting hunger joined together Wednesday to kick off a statewide effort to provide free, nutritious meals to children this summer.
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by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | June 12, 2014 11:22am
(Updated 2:37 p.m.) School children across the state can breathe a sigh of relief: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have prohibited the sale of chocolate milk in Connecticut schools.
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by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2014 4:29am
James Gatling and Deborah Monahan have been on the frontlines of Lyndon Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’ for most of its 50 years.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 1, 2014 11:23pm
Property owners in areas of the state overpopulated by deer would be permitted to hunt the animals with bows on Sundays under legislation approved by the House Thursday night.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 1, 2014 12:22pm
Animal advocates say legislation approved by the Senate Wednesday night will help reduce the sale of dogs and cats in Connecticut that were bred under the worst of conditions.
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by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 6:17am
(Updated 1:28 p.m.) It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.
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by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 3:46pm
(Updated 5:43 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after the Senate approved a bill banning genetically modified grass seed, the House found bipartisan agreement to kill it.
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by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2014 8:05pm
Senate Democrats passed legislation banning genetically modified grass seed Wednesday night over Republican questions on why the bill did not go through the traditional legislative process.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 4:30am
The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.
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by Henry N. Talmage | April 6, 2014 8:37pm
For the last few years, the news has been positive for the agricultural industry here in Connecticut. The number of farmers markets across the state is on the rise. Our friends and neighbors are committed to buying our products.
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