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July 21, 2017

Follow Up Study Narrows Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops to 18 Police Officers

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2017 12:00pm

ART OLYMPIC VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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February 28, 2017

State Senate Remains Tied After Special Election

by Christine Stuart | February 28, 2017 10:42pm

Courtesy of Facebook With control of the state Senate hanging in the balance, voters in two Senate districts headed to the polls Tuesday to see if they could upset a deal brokered by party leaders.

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February 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Little Special Election That Could? Windsor Republican May Tip Senate to GOP

by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 6:30am

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As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.

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February 4, 2017

As Drought Continues, Environment Committee Hears Concerns About Water Bottling Plant in Bloomfield

by Dana Whalen | February 4, 2017 10:31am

CT-N screengrab HARTFORD, CT — With the bottled water industry attempting to expand as parts of the state face drought conditions, legislators heard testimony Friday from people concerned about the water supply and from others in the water industry.

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May 26, 2016

Lawmakers Press For Thorough Review Of Two Health Insurance Mergers

by Patricia Daddona | May 26, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock Seventeen lawmakers are asking the state’s insurance commissioner for a fair and thorough review of two pending colossal health insurance mergers and a study on how they could affect Connecticut jobs.

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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 19, 2016

Senate Approves Bill Aimed At Addressing Concerns Over Bottling Company

by Jack Kramer | April 19, 2016 7:54pm

Christine Stuart photo The Senate voted 24-11 Tuesday in favor of a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought.

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March 23, 2016

Health Care Advocates Push For Greater Scrutiny Of Cigna-Anthem Merger Plan

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 23, 2016 1:00pm

shutterstock A new coalition of groups opposed to the proposed $54 billion merger of Anthem with Bloomfield-based Cigna called Wednesday for state regulators to ensure as much public scrutiny of the deal as possible.

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March 18, 2016

Committee Passes Two Bills Related to Controversial MDC-Niagra Deal

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2016 6:08pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on Friday approved a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought, and also another bill to make the local tax abatement process for developers more transparent for taxpayers.

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OP-ED | MDC-Niagara Debacle Breeds Deep Cynicism

by Terry Cowgill | March 18, 2016 5:30am

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The military has all kinds of colorful terms for situations that turn into disasters of varying degrees. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on your point of view — most of them can’t be repeated here.

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