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September 30, 2016

Bond Commission Approves Money For Rail Improvements

by Jack Kramer | September 30, 2016 12:31pm

Christine Stuart photo The state Bond Commission Friday approved tax obligation bond requests for $282.6 million in transportation projects, including $60 million for the double tracking of the Hartford rail line and $200 million to buy 60 rail cars for the New Haven line.

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Independent Expenditure Groups Make Their Endorsements, Get Ready For November

by Christine Stuart | September 30, 2016 11:30am

First it was the state’s largest business lobby. Now it’s smaller special interests groups who are harnessing the power of so-called “independent expenditures.”

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OP-ED | End Local Control of Schools

by Susan Bigelow | September 30, 2016 10:00am

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A long time ago, Puritans carved out the boundaries of their towns by how far away someone could live from the church and still get to the sermon on time. Today, those arbitrary boundaries are also the limits of most of our school districts, meaning the kind of education your child gets depends on which side of the line your house sits.

This is deeply unjust, and it needs to end.

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OP-ED | Of ‘Old Yankee Boundaries’ And Revenue Shortfalls

by Terry Cowgill | September 30, 2016 5:30am

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Few things get the old Yankee blood boiling faster than talk of regionalization — especially in Connecticut, where we essentially have a long history of government that includes only state and municipal.

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Several New Laws Take Effect Oct. 1

by Cara Rosner | September 30, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Eight new Connecticut laws will take effect Saturday, covering a wide range of topics, from domestic violence and human trafficking to bedbugs and gift cards.

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September 29, 2016

Bond Commission Expected to Approve Last of School Security Funding

by Jack Kramer | September 29, 2016 2:32pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The state Bond Commission is poised to approve about $185.2 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including the last $10 million for school safety and security improvements.

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Voter Registration Surges Following Social Media Blitz

by Cara Rosner | September 29, 2016 1:55pm

Online and social media efforts have significantly increased the number of Connecticut residents who are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election, according to state officials.

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Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against Makers of Suboxone

by Cara Rosner | September 29, 2016 11:00am

shutterstock Connecticut has joined 34 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a federal lawsuit against the two manufacturers of Suboxone, a drug that treats opioid addiction, accusing the companies of illegally blocking generic competitors from the marketplace.

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OP-ED | Post-Debate Blues In A Post-Factual World

by Barth Keck | September 29, 2016 12:17am

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I keep pinching myself during this surreal election season to see if I’m dreaming. Alas, it’s no dream; it’s actually more of a nightmare — at least for this high school English teacher.

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September 28, 2016

Another Community Protests State Police Gun Range Location

by Jack Kramer | September 28, 2016 10:45pm

ctnewsjunkie Griswold First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck came to Hartford Wednesday to implore state officials to immediately halt plans to put a state police gun range in his town.

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