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December 21, 2014

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April 24, 2015

Republicans Restore Social Services At Expense of State Employee Unions

by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2015 2:20pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican lawmakers released their budget Friday asking for concessions from labor, while restoring some painful spending cuts to social services.

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OP-ED | What and How We Tax Shows What We Value

by Suzanne Bates | April 24, 2015 12:05pm

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Does our current tax structure reflect our values as a state? And how can we change our tax structure so that we get more of what we want — especially job growth?

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Introduces Judicial Ethics Bill for the SCOTUS

by Jordan Fenster | April 24, 2015 9:45am

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Connecticut’s Sen. Christopher Murphy proposed a resolution this week that would compel the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics, knowing full well that the chances of such a resolution making it to the president’s desk are slim to none.

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OP-ED | Keep Empowering Parents to Show that All Kids Matter

by Gwen Samuel | April 24, 2015 8:44am

Parents, especially low-income and of color, understand more and more the importance of data, so why do away with accountability measures in our schools and federal law?

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OP-ED | Lawmakers Should Listen to Jepsen, For There Is Much To Lose And Lose ...

by Terry Cowgill | April 24, 2015 5:30am

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State lawmakers eager to find more revenue — or terrified at the thought of losing same — are considering letting the state’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes literally wander off their reservations and open “gaming” facilities elsewhere in Connecticut. On the face of it, this sounded like a good idea. After all, hardly anyone cares whether we take more money out of the pockets of those who can least afford it.

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April 23, 2015

OP-ED | We Must Rededicate Ourselves to Conservation and the Environment

by Susan Bigelow | April 23, 2015 10:15pm

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SUSAN BIGELOW Thanks to a generous donor, 40 acres of land in Bloomfield will be preserved as open space. Excellent. Any expansion of our state parks is welcome, especially during a time when conservation and environmentalism have faded from public consciousness.

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OP-ED | Connecticut Health Reform Needs Some Tweaks

by Carl Schmid | April 23, 2015 9:30pm

Connecticut has been a national leader in implementing the Affordable Care Act through its Access Health CT marketplace and we applaud the progress that has been made to ensure health coverage for residents in the state.

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Governors Renew Their Cooperation To Region’s Energy Challenge, Under Protest

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 8:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Environmentalists stood Thursday outside the Connecticut Convention Center to protest a long-term energy strategy being discussed at a closed-door meeting between five of the six New England governors.

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State Comptroller Pushes For Changes to Shore Up Rainy Day Fund

by Elizabeth Regan | April 23, 2015 2:16pm

Elizabeth Regan Diverse political interests converged Thursday to support Democratic Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s proposal to lend stability to the state’s rainy day fund.

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