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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | Aug 18, 2016 4:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Town News | Branford | Bridgeport | Litchfield | New Haven | Newtown | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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August 10, 2016

Election Regulators Experience Backlog As Funding Disappears

by Christine Stuart | Aug 10, 2016 3:17pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Legal | Local Politics | State Budget | Transparency | Branford | Durham | Guilford | Killingworth | Madison | North Branford

New Haven Register file photo (Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.

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August 2, 2016

Recovery School Documentary Well Received In Branford

by Jack Kramer | Aug 2, 2016 2:30pm
Posted to: Media Matters | Nonprofits | Public Health | Branford

Jack Kramer photo Moviegoers in Branford Monday were moved by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston and were hopeful it would kick start efforts to establish a similar school in Connecticut.

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July 20, 2016

Connecticut Filmmakers Make Pitch For Recovery High Schools

by Jack Kramer | Jul 20, 2016 2:38pm
Posted to: Education | Public Health | Branford | Guilford | Wallingford

Courtesy of Generation Found Two Connecticut men who made a film tracking a recovery high school in Houston over the course of two years said Connecticut needs to jump on board if it’s serious about battling drug addiction.

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June 28, 2016

In Rematch, Incumbent Promises Not To Abuse Spirit of Clean Election Law

by Jack Kramer | Jun 28, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Branford | Guilford | Madison

Jack Kramer photo The race for the 12th District State Senate seat will be a rematch, but according to the incumbent it won’t involve as much money as it did in 2014.

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June 20, 2016

Branford Widow Leads The Fight For Education Aid For Veteran Families

by Jack Kramer | Jun 20, 2016 12:15pm
Posted to: Congress | Iraq at Home | Veterans Affairs | Branford

Jack Kramer photo Sarah Greene of Branford, in her own words, had it “hard enough as a single parent” raising two young children when her husband was killed during enemy action in Iraq 12 years ago.

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February 17, 2016

Legislative Committee Debates Safety of Crumb Rubber

by Jack Kramer | Feb 17, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety | Sports | Branford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. said Tuesday that he has read enough research about possible dangers associated with “crumb rubber” to warrant an end to the use of the material in playgrounds. At least for now.

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January 27, 2016

Shoreline Communities Give Mixed Signals About Medical Marijuana Business

by Jack Kramer | Jan 27, 2016 11:44am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Town News | Branford | Guilford | Jobs | Local Politics | Public Health

Jack Kramer photo Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.

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June 26, 2015

OP-ED | A To-Do List for the Incoming Republican State Chairman

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 26, 2015 8:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Capitol | Branford | Derby

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Congratulations, JR Romano, on becoming the new chairman of the state Republican Party! The good news for you is that for the first time in a decade, that fact may no longer be such an albatross around your neck.

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April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, A Push To Ban Plastic Bags, Microbeads

by Christine Stuart | Apr 22, 2015 2:40pm
Posted to: Business | Environment | Jobs | Poverty | State Capitol | Branford | Guilford | Hartford

Christine Stuart photo On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.

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