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June 18, 2014

Summer Meal Program Starts Next Week

by Jhansi Katechia | June 18, 2014 3:31pm

Jhansi Katechia photo 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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June 12, 2014

Malloy Vetoes Ban on Chocolate Milk

by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | June 12, 2014 11:22am

Courtesy of Twitter (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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May 15, 2014

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Continues

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2014 4:29am

Courtesy of the CAA 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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May 1, 2014

Sunday Deer Hunting Bill Clears House

by Hugh McQuaid | May 1, 2014 11:23pm

Courtesy of the DEEP 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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Senate Takes Steps To Curb Puppy Mills

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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April 18, 2014

Leaders Try To Put Grass Seed Debate Behind Them

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 6:17am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (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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April 10, 2014

House Defeats GMO Grass Seed Ban

by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 3:46pm

Christine Stuart photo (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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April 9, 2014

Senate Takes First Step Toward Banning Genetically Engineered Grass

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2014 8:05pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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Senate To Push Ahead With GMO Grass Ban Despite Uncertain Future In House

by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 4:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo 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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April 6, 2014

OP-ED | Farm Bureau Urges Rejection of GMO Amendment

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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