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July 21, 2016

Connecticut Joins Justice Department In Blocking Health Insurance Mergers

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2016 1:32pm

shutterstock Connecticut joined with 11 other states and the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday in filing a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of insurers Anthem and Cigna. The DOJ also moved to block Aetna Inc.’s planned merger with Humana Inc.

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July 20, 2016

Republican Reinstated To Voter Rolls in Brookfield

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2016 10:31am

Courtesy of Bysiewicz A Brookfield Republican who was removed as a member of the party by the former Registrar of Voters was reinstated Tuesday by a new Republican Registrar.

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July 15, 2016

Advocates Call For Change To School Funding Formula As Historic Lawsuit Comes To A Close

by Cara Rosner | July 15, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock The state would have a more accurate sense of how many low-income students attend Connecticut public schools if it changed how those students are identified and counted, according to a recent report.

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July 1, 2016

Federal Judge Throws Out MGM Lawsuit That Opposed Tribes’ Third Casino Plans

by Steve Majerus-Collins | July 1, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo In a move that may help Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes build a new casino somewhere between Hartford and the Massachusetts border, a federal district judge dismissed a legal challenge to the proposal brought by MGM Resorts International.

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June 30, 2016

Court’s Slapdown of Virginia Gov’s Corruption Prosecution Unlikely to Impact Connecticut

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

Mavrick / Shutterstock.com Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that overturned the corruption conviction of a former Virginia governor raised questions about whether state efforts to clean up its government could prove vulnerable, it appears the ruling’s focus has little direct bearing on Connecticut’s statutes.

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June 29, 2016

Fate of the Old State House Is Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo By the end of today the Old State House on Main Street in Hartford will close its doors to the public.

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June 28, 2016

Judicial Marshals File Labor Complaint

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2016 2:13pm

CTNewsjunkie file photo The International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which also represents judicial marshals, filed a complaint Monday with the state Department of Labor for its decision to hire state troopers to patrol outside four urban courthouses.

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June 27, 2016

Immigration Protest Shuts Down Main Street In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 5:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Immigration activists caught the Hartford Police Department by surprise Monday when they unfurled a bright orange banner across Main Street in Hartford around 4 p.m. and shut down traffic for about 45 minutes.

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June 22, 2016

Judicial Branch Declines New Haven’s Offer To Keep Detention Center Open

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 4:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s Judicial Branch has declined an offer from the city of New Haven to pay for the judicial marshals currently staffing New Haven’s detention facility.

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June 21, 2016

Frustration Over Campaign Settlement Lingers

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.

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