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February 11, 2016

Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 10, 2016

Merrill Calls For Abolition Of Party Loyalty Tests

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 10, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo A state law that allows registrars to impose a loyalty test on voters should be stripped out of the statute book, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said.

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February 8, 2016

Brookfield Woman Sues After GOP Officials Bar Her From Voting In Republican Primary

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 5:30am

Contributed A former Brookfield Board of Education member is asking a federal judge to overturn a loyalty test imposed by the town’s Republican leaders that bars her from voting in the GOP’s April 26 presidential primary.

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February 5, 2016

Governor Proposes Legislation To Change Handicapped Parking Symbol

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2016 5:29am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is on board with changing the handicapped parking symbol on signs throughout the state.

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February 4, 2016

Malloy Tries A Second Time To Limit Access To Firearms For Subjects of Temporary Restraining Orders

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will try again this year to get firearms away from those accused of domestic violence offenses.

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February 2, 2016

Correction Commissioner Makes Changes To Controversial Risk Reduction Program

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 4:27pm

Christine Stuart file photo Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple is changing how Connecticut’s risk reduction program works in an effort to incentivize good behavior.

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January 28, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform As Part of Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 3:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0.

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January 11, 2016

Connecticut Senators Push For Hearing On Funding Gun Research

by Rowan Kane | January 11, 2016 12:39pm

Christine Stuart file photo Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on gun control, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal and 16 of their colleagues called for a hearing on funding gun research.

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January 7, 2016

Court Asked To Reverse Itself On Death Penalty

by Christine Stuart | January 7, 2016 1:04pm

CTNJ file photo Seven Supreme Court justices were asked Thursday to reverse their 4-3 decision to repeal the death penalty for everyone, including the 11 men who remained on death row when the law was passed.

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December 18, 2015

OP-ED | The Prickly Governor Who Can’t Stop Working

by Terry Cowgill | December 18, 2015 5:30am

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When he was a kid, Dan Malloy must have had a poor self-image. After all, in a story the learning disabled governor loves to repeat, some of his elementary school teachers told the young Dannel as late as fourth grade that he was mentally retarded and would amount to nothing. His classmates — the meanies anyway — called him a dummy.

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