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September 22, 2016

Advocacy Group Says 222 Have Been Killed As A Result of Domestic Violence

by Cara Rosner | September 22, 2016 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Statewide, 222 people have been killed and 3,600 have suffered serious injuries as the result of domestic violence since 2000, according to a report released today.

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September 15, 2016

State Appeals Education Ruling to Supreme Court

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 12:13pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A week after a long-awaited court decision mandated that the state must resolve disparities and shortcomings in education funding, teacher evaluations, high school graduation requirements, and a handful of other policies, Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday that the state would appeal.

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September 14, 2016

Independent Party Nomination War Continues In Court

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2016 5:30am

Two factions within Connecticut’s Independent Party are still fighting for control of their ballot lines with only weeks to go before the November election. In the latest round of acrimony, the party’s Danbury faction on Tuesday sued Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and two members of the other faction of the party in Waterbury.

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September 13, 2016

Banking Department Still Deciding What To Do About Tribal Payday Loan Companies

by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2016 2:19pm

The Connecticut Department of Banking has less than 20 days to decide whether it will appeal a court decision that sustains tribal immunity for an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that manages payday loan companies.

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September 7, 2016

Judge Orders State To Make Sweeping Changes To Education Funding, Policies

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2016 4:25pm

Stephanie Aaronson/Dow Jones In a 90-page decision with more than 1,000 findings of fact, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher said “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty to provide adequate public school opportunities,” and has 180 days to devise a new funding formula for public education.

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ConnectiCare Sues Regulators Over Rejection of Rate Hike, Threatens To Leave Exchange

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of ConnectiCare (Updated 1:38 p.m.) An insurance company that was told last week by regulators that its revised rates were too high is suing the state and threatening to leave Connecticut’s insurance exchange.

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September 1, 2016

Liquor Retailers Agree To Increase Prices & One Agrees To Pay Penalty

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2016 1:25pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The rebellion against Connecticut’s liquor pricing regulations ended before the holiday weekend when both retailers, who had been openly disobeying the law, agreed to stop selling below the state-mandated minimum.

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August 31, 2016

Malloy Is Not Telling Retailers To Stop Violating The Law

by Christine Stuart | August 31, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t upset that two liquor store chains have decided to violate Connecticut’s minimum pricing law by offering some of their products below the mandated state minimum.

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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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Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 5:29am

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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