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January 20, 2017

Trump Inaugural Inspires Protest And A Jazz Funeral

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2017 8:45pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD—For many the swearing in of Donald Trump as president represents a new start to a more prosperous future, but for others it was the first day of the resistance.

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Republicans In Hartford Celebrate Trump’s Inaugural

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2017 2:01pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—Not everyone could make it to Washington D.C. Friday to see the 45th president of the United States take the oath of office.

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OP-ED | Bill-a-Palooza 2017!

by Susan Bigelow | January 20, 2017 11:30am

By the time this is published, Donald Trump will be president of the United States, and we’re all going to let him do it. Why? Because democracy, even when it’s awful, matters. So let’s take a look at our own local democracy in action, and see what the legislature here in Connecticut’s been up to.

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OP-ED | Trump’s Inauguration: Making Connecticut Great Again

by Terry Cowgill | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Of all the things for public officials to worry about, you’d think whether to accept an invitation to a presidential inauguration wouldn’t be one of them. After all, it’s an honor that even high-ranking officials don’t often get to witness.

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Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 19, 2017

OP-ED | In the Football Business, You Have to Spend Money to Make Money

by Barth Keck | January 19, 2017 10:00pm

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Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers defeated Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, to win the national college football championship on Jan. 9. These two teams are national football powers, having met in last year’s title game, too.

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Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 4:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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Final 2016 Labor Report Offers Mixed Bag

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 12:45pm

Courtesy of the Department of Labor The final 2016 labor report on payroll jobs and unemployment was a mixed bag.

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OP-ED | All Politics is Local or How Hillary Clinton Lost – and Russia Was Not the Reason

by Joshua H. Sandman | January 19, 2017 10:46am

On Friday, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. Some attribute Trump’s victory to Russian interference in the election. Certainly, Russian hacking and other Hillary Clinton external problems can be blamed for her loss and should be reviewed.

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Lembo Says He Can Save State ‘Tens of Millions’

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is preparing to issue a request for proposal that he believes will save Connecticut “tens of millions” of dollars in retiree health costs.

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