by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 12:33pm
Posted to: The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Signaling what’s likely to be approval of a new contract, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Senate President Martin Looney, and Senate Republican President Len Fasano joined together Tuesday in their support of a wage increase for 8,500 homecare workers.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wrote Facebook on Monday asking the social network to provide his office with information about how it could have allowed a company to harvest personal information from 50 million users.
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by Jack Kramer | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Federal Budget | Law Enforcement | White House
President Donald Trump traveled Monday to New Hampshire — one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic — to unveil his latest plan to beat back the drug scourge including seeking the death penalty for what he termed “big pushers.”
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 5:00pm
Posted to: Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3/20) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to ban bump stocks may not have gotten a public hearing or a vote in the Public Safety and Security Committee, but the Judiciary Committee will hear testimony Friday on a similar bill.
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by Jack Kramer | Mar 19, 2018 1:27pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Britain
NEW BRITAIN, CT—Using her alma mater as her backdrop, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced Monday at Central Connecticut State University that she is no longer “exploring” and is officially a Republican candidate for governor.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Media Matters
HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Bob Duff and Rep. Derek Slap are teaming up to ask Connecticut’s attorney general to investigate and possibly file a separate lawsuit to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT — Things got heated Friday when Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane suggested they have language he wasn’t ready to share with lawmakers regarding a proposal that would change how police respond to domestic violence calls.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2018 5:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor
HARTFORD, CT — They heard hours of testimony Thursday about opening up the bidding process for a commercial casino in Bridgeport and scrapping a plan to build another tribal casino in East Windsor, but by Friday evening things had changed.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Health
HARTFORD, CT — Opioid overdoses claimed more than 1,000 lives last year in Connecticut and is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.
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by Peter Urban | Mar 16, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Military Spending | National Security | White House
As thousands of high school students protested Congress’s lack of action on gun safety measures a month after the Parkland high school mass shooting, the House on Wednesday approved spending additional money for training to recognize mental health issues, threat reporting systems, and security equipment.
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