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March 8, 2017

OP-ED | For My Son? Let’s Give Him Every Possible Opportunity to Succeed

by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm

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As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.

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January 5, 2017

Gomes, Winfield To Serve On Seven Committees

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2017 1:51pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo With two resignations in the Senate on opening day, it looks as if all the pieces stopped moving long enough for legislative leadership to name committee chairs and vice chairs.

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October 19, 2016

Trump Pays Up For Police Overtime In Bridgeport

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | October 19, 2016 5:30am

At the end of September, Republican Donald Trump’s campaign paid a $37,000 bill for police overtime costs related to a rally he held in Bridgeport before the April 26 primary.

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October 13, 2016

Republican Challenger Struggles with Fundraising In Fairfield County

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.

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October 5, 2016

ConnectiCare Tries Different Approach To Health

by Christine Stuart | October 5, 2016 12:00pm

What if there was an Apple Store for your health? That’s the idea ConnectiCare is embracing as it opens a new retail store in Manchester.

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September 19, 2016

Wall Street Says Education Ruling Is Good For ‘Troubled Cities’

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am

Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.

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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

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 9, 2016

Working Families Party Claims Victory In Handful of Tuesday Primaries

by Staff Report | August 9, 2016 10:53pm

Max Moran photo There were local issues at play in each of the 12 legislative primaries throughout the state Tuesday, but it looks as if Hamden Democrat Josh Elliott pulled off a victory against Hamden Council President Jim Pascarella, while Sens. Marilyn Moore and Terry Gerratana each held onto their seats.

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July 28, 2016

Debate On $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Continues In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 28, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of CT-N As the clock ticks toward the start of another legislative session in January, Connecticut lawmakers will once again be confronted about whether they should raise the hourly minimum wage — and by how much.

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