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November 23, 2016

Connecticut Officials Express Disappointment In Overtime Ruling

by Jack Kramer | November 23, 2016 12:54pm

shutterstock Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the head of Connecticut’s largest labor coalition were quick to criticize a Texas judge’s ruling blocking President Barack Obama’s national bid to expand overtime pay protections to more than 4 million Americans.

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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November 7, 2016

Public Defenders Join A Union

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2016 10:41am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Another group of state attorneys has joined a union.

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November 4, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Steps Down, Joins Appellate Practice

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 12:52pm

Courtesy of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Peter T. Zarella announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the bench to join the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in January.

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Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | November 4, 2016 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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November 2, 2016

Connecticut Hospitals Continue Fight Against Tax

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2016 4:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo NEW BRITAIN, CT — Connecticut’s hospitals took two actions Tuesday to appeal the state’s defense of its taxing regime.

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October 28, 2016

OP-ED | Connecticut Lawmakers Won’t Be Able To Resist The Evil Weed

by Terry Cowgill | October 28, 2016 4:30am

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Get ready, Connecticut. We could be seeing an influx of incense, black lights and people who say “dude” and laugh inappropriately. That’s because if the residents of of neighboring Massachusetts pass a ballot initiative next month allowing for the legal sale and consumption of recreational marijuana, Connecticut will almost certainly follow suit.

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October 25, 2016

Poll Finds A Majority of Connecticut Voters Support Education Ruling

by Jack Kramer | October 25, 2016 11:57am

Stephanie Aaronson/Dow Jones A poll of 600 Connecticut voters shows 68 percent support a judge’s recent decision calling for a new education funding formula for the state’s public school system.

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October 19, 2016

Blumenthal Tells Department of Justice To Reject Mylan Settlement

by Cara Rosner | October 19, 2016 12:06pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal wants the Department of Justice to reject a $465 million settlement it recently reached with Mylan Pharmaceuticals, saying the EpiPen maker should take more accountability for shortchanging the Medicaid program.

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October 14, 2016

Tribe To Connecticut: You Owe Us $610M For Taking Our Land

by Christine Stuart | October 14, 2016 1:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which has unsuccessfully fought for years for federal recognition, filed a lawsuit against Connecticut Friday for $610 million in damages associated with the states taking of tribal land.

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