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September 4, 2015

OP-ED | Labor Day 2015

by Leo Canty | September 4, 2015 1:24pm

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country, says a paraphrased Labor Department web post.

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Malloy Administration Tries To Place 22 of the 95 Laid-Off Labor Employees

by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2015 12:30pm

The Connecticut AFL-CIO publicly protested the decision by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Labor Department to lay off 95 workers Friday, a day after the administration announced it has found room for 22 of them in other state agencies.

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OP-ED | Pushing Out Panhandlers Won’t Solve Suburban Poverty

by Susan Bigelow | September 4, 2015 9:00am

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I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.

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OP-ED | Starry-eyed State GOP Needs To Change Course

by Terry Cowgill | September 4, 2015 5:30am

Will state Republicans never learn? I understand the GOP is in something of a bind. The state is dominated from top to bottom by Democrats. But if it is ever to become competitive again, the second-class party has got to look beyond celebrities, multi-millionaires, and retreads when searching for candidates for high-profile state offices.

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DEEP Revises Storm Water Permit

by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2015 5:29am

Compromise is never easy, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hoping municipalities and environmentalists will find their new storm water permit regulations better than the first.

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September 3, 2015

Behavioral Health Subcommittee Struggles With Applying Medicaid Rate Increase

by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2015 6:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo A subcommittee of the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council struggled Wednesday with how best to distribute a potential $8.3 million increase in Medicaid rates to more than 100 clinics throughout the state.

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Malloy Suspends Road Construction For Holiday Weekend

by Staff Report | September 3, 2015 12:30pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that he was suspending all construction and paving on state roads and highways over the Labor Day weekend.

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Special Interest Group Sends Mailing To Thank Lawmaker For Charter Funding

by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2015 5:30am

State Rep. Brandon McGee, D-Hartford, is being thanked with a glossy mailer from a special interest group that has spent more than $1.1 million this year lobbying lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to make sure two new charter schools were included in the state budget.

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September 2, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bernie Sanders’ 5th District Campaign Coordinator May Run Against Esty

by Jordan Fenster | September 2, 2015 2:45pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this story was posted, the Sanders’ campaign’s chief volunteer in Connecticut, Carlos Camacho, announced that Piddock had been removed as coordinator in the 5th District based on her decision to run for the congressional seat. The story has been updated to reflect her change of status with the campaign.

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(UPDATED 10 a.m. 9/3) The organizer of the Occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who also had been volunteering as 5th Congressional District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.

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Record Number of Travelers Will Hit the Roads This Labor Day Weekend

by Cara Rosner | September 2, 2015 12:00pm

shutterstock Those taking advantage of falling gas prices and filling up their tanks over the next few days for the holiday weekend likely will have lots of company.

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