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July 26, 2015

CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: Here’s How You Can Support Public Service Journalism

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2015 11:22pm

Capitol Gains ClubBelieve it or not, we have just completed our 10th year in business at CTNewsJunkie. The site was launched in May 2005 and in many ways we still feel like we are just getting started.

Ten years is no small feat as we are not foundation supported, and we are very happy to have made it this far. As such, it is time to switch gears and offer some added value for the readers who support us financially. We are calling it the Capitol Gains Club . . .

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lock box” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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July 27, 2015

CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: At the Crossroads

by Doug Hardy | July 27, 2015 11:59pm

Our story is really rare.

The news industry is in a terrible state of disruption and has been since the arrival of the Internet. For CTNewsJunkie to still be here after 10 years is very much an anomaly. Thousands of news websites and blogs have come and gone — too many to count. It’s not hard to figure out why.

Traditional news revenue mechanisms did not convert to the web very well.

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Segarra Walks Out as Bronin Secures Mayoral Endorsement

by Madeline Stocker | July 27, 2015 11:19pm

Madeline Stocker photo Greenwich native Luke Bronin may have won the Hartford Democratic Town Committee’s endorsement 49-0 on Monday, but Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra managed to take the spotlight when he rejected his own nomination and quickly walked out of the auditorium.

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Consumers Ask Regulators To Scrutinize Rate Requests

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A handful of individuals told Insurance Department regulators Monday that the rate increases requested by three health insurance companies were excessive.

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Residents To Rally Against Potential Plans For Shooting Range

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2015 2:52pm

Courtesy of the State Police Two years after Glastonbury residents fended off a proposal to build a state police shooting range in their town, two other communities are working to make sure it doesn’t come to theirs.

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Fight For $15 Advocates Put Hope Into New Advisory Board

by Madeline Stocker | July 27, 2015 11:59am

Christine Stuart file photo After the New York Wage board unanimously approved a $15 dollar minimum wage for fast-food workers in that state, advocates throughout Connecticut are hoping it gives them a little more momentum here.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Manufacturing Remains a Focus for Connecticut Delegation

by Jordan Fenster | July 27, 2015 5:30am

LEEROY.ca (Creative Commons License) Manufacturing, and the need to maintain and develop Connecticut’s manufacturing base, remains a primary focus for Connecticut’s congressional delegation even as industry analysts show a shifting manufacturing landscape in the state.

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July 24, 2015

Wall Street Cautiously Boosts Connecticut’s Fiscal Outlook

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2015 2:21pm

CTNJ file photo Wall Street’s three rating agencies generally frown upon Connecticut’s high level of debt, but this week one them cautiously moved the state’s bond outlook from “negative” to “stable.”

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OP-ED | Harper Lee Brings Older Atticus to Life Within Historical Limitations

by Jason Courtmanche | July 24, 2015 1:29pm


If you’ve been reading about Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, you have surely heard several disturbing things about the 72-year old Atticus Finch. He’s attended a Klan rally, he possesses racist literature, and he’s a segregationist. I’d also point out that Atticus has crippling arthritis that makes him unable to perform simple tasks like buttoning his shirt or handling kitchen utensils. Throughout the novel he frequently asks Jean Louise to drive him places because he can no longer manage the steering wheel of a car. This is not an insignificant detail nor a digression on my part.

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