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August 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff Sentenced to Year and a Day in Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2015 2:35pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 3:44 p.m.) Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.

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August 19, 2015

Connecticut Will Get $1M From Multi-State Drug Settlement

by Cara Rosner | August 19, 2015 10:00am

Connecticut’s general fund is getting more than $1 million thanks to a multistate settlement reached with a California biopharmaceutical company.

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August 14, 2015

OP-ED | Summer of the Gun

by Susan Bigelow | August 14, 2015 10:00am

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Violent crime in cities like Hartford is rising again after decades of slowly falling, and nobody seems to know why. If something useful isn’t done soon, the political and social fallout could be disastrous.

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August 13, 2015

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

by Staff Report | August 13, 2015 12:38pm

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty “no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” violates the state constitution, and should be abolished for the 11 men who remain on death row.

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August 12, 2015

Juvenile Justice Advocates Call for Closure of DCF’s Locked Facilities

by Elizabeth Regan | August 12, 2015 1:25pm

Calls for reform of the Connecticut’s juvenile prison system are growing louder now that a coalition of juvenile justice advocates is demanding the closure of the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for youth.

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August 5, 2015

Associate Professor Silent Following Arrest on Charge of Making a False Racial Profiling Statement

by Elizabeth Regan | August 5, 2015 12:00pm

File photo/Christine Stuart An associate professor and the community college at which she teaches continue to remain silent about the academic’s arrest on a charge of making a false statement after she accused the Connecticut State Police of racial profiling.

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August 4, 2015

MGM Sues Connecticut Officials Over Casino Legislation

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2015 4:29pm

CTNJ file photo MGM Resorts International is suing Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials in federal court claiming that they approved an unconstitutional law earlier this year.

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July 21, 2015

Republican Leader Says DCF Needs Reform, Questions Commissioner’s Commitment

by Elizabeth Regan | July 21, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo A leading Republican lawmaker is questioning whether Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz is fully committed to reforming the troubled agency in light of two recent reports citing deficiencies in its operations.

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July 15, 2015

Lawmakers Announce Appointments To Task Force Created To Tackle Family Violence

by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm

Madeline Stocker photo The death of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno of Middletown was a painful reminder to lawmakers about why they created a new task force to look at family violence cases.

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July 14, 2015

Crime and Punishment On the Decline in Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan | July 14, 2015 4:06pm

With the ink not yet dry on a new law to reduce incarceration rates among nonviolent offenders, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration said Tuesday that the number of arrests and jail admissions continues to decline at record levels.

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