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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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August 7, 2016

Retired State Supreme Court Justice Borden Dies at 79

by Christine Stuart | August 7, 2016 9:48pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden died on Sunday at age 79. He was an advocate for a more transparent judiciary, juvenile justice reform, and a proponent for changing the way police conduct criminal identification lineups.

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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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