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April 20, 2017

Former Obama Official To Head Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 1:38pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Wilkinson, who most recently served as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation under President Barack Obama, isn’t concerned about taking a job that might only last 21 months.

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April 17, 2017

Lawmaker Tells His Colleagues To Pay Attention To Federal Audit of Child Welfare Agency

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 4:55pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It was largely a public hearing about the spending cap, which is why his message in support of Connecticut’s children may have gotten lost. 

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Adoptees Try Again To Get Access To Their Birth Certificates

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would restore the right of every adopted adult citizen in Connecticut to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate is winding its way through the legislative process.

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April 7, 2017

Judiciary Committee Defeats The Governor’s Proposal To Raise the Age

by Jack Kramer | April 7, 2017 5:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Passing legislation revamping the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature initiatives this year, failed to make it through the Judiciary Committee Friday.

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March 31, 2017

Crumb Rubber Debate Continues

by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2017 1:36pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —(Updated 5:30 p.m.) The Planning and Development Committee narrowly approved a bill Friday that would prohibit the installation of crumb rubber ground cover on municipal and public playgrounds.

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March 30, 2017

Bill to Set Age Limitation on Marriage In Connecticut Clears First Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | March 30, 2017 11:30am

Yeexin Richelle via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Legislation that would prohibit the issuance of a marriage license to anyone under the age of 18 cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.

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March 29, 2017

Public Health Advocates Question Fiscal Note For Tobacco 21

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A newly released fiscal note for a bill that would raise the legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 is “wildly inaccurate” according to Tobacco 21 proponents.

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March 27, 2017

Advocates Try Again To Extend The Time Victims Have To Report Sexual Abuse

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT - A proposal to extend the amount of time adult victims of a sexual assault have to report the crime was the subject of an emotional Judiciary Committee public hearing last week.

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March 22, 2017

OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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March 13, 2017

Advocacy Group Asks Lawmakers To Consider Taxing Sugary Beverages

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 11:30am

Trong Nguyen via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A progressive advocacy group is recommending the Connecticut General Assembly consider a tax on sugary beverages in order to fund a welfare-to-work program that subsidizes child care for low-income families.

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