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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 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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January 31, 2016

OP-ED | Claims of Defensive Medicine Driving Healthcare Costs Not New

by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm

Neither are they accurate.

If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.

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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 27, 2016

Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers

by Rowan Kane | January 27, 2016 4:08pm

The Libertarian Party won a legal victory Wednesday that allows them to hire out-of-state contractors to collect signatures for candidates petitioning their way onto the ballot.

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January 20, 2016

Court Monitor Warns About Lack of Funding For DCF

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2016 5:30am

(Updated 8 a.m.) The state’s fiscal condition has led to increased caseloads that have overwhelmed social workers at the state’s child welfare agency, according to a court monitor’s report.

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January 15, 2016

OP-ED | SCOTUS Case Threatens Student Outcomes

by Erin Benham | January 15, 2016 10:00am

There is an important case working its way through the U.S. Supreme Court that could hurt teachers’ and administrators’ efforts to provide our students the quality public education they deserve. The court on Jan. 11 heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a lawsuit whose plaintiffs claim is about free speech. In reality, it’s about silencing the voices of all working people by restricting the rights of public employees like myself and my colleagues.

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January 12, 2016

Trial on Landmark Education Funding Lawsuit Begins

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2016 5:30am

A trial that seeks to answer whether Connecticut provides a suitable and adequate education to all of its public school students begins today in Hartford Superior Court.

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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 23, 2015

Libertarian Party Files Lawsuit Against State

by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2015 3:03pm

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut wants Connecticut to stop enforcing its law that says only state residents can collect signatures for candidates seeking to petition their way onto the ballot.

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