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December 21, 2014

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March 31, 2015

Malloy Names Former New Haven Lawmaker To Head Panel

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 4:21pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed former New Haven state Rep. Cameron Staples to chair a commission tasked with figuring out how to fund his $100 billion, 30-year vision for improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure.

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Bills Seeking More Transparency From UConn Foundation Die in Committee

by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 4:16pm

Christine Stuart file photo The University of Connecticut Foundation and its supporters appear to have successfully dodged another round of bills to require more financial transparency from the school’s nonprofit fundraising arm that yielded $81.1 million in 2014.

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Committee Sends Modified Campaign Finance Bill To The Senate

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 12:02pm

In an attempt to reach a compromise with their colleagues in the House, the Senate Democratic caucus modified a campaign finance bill Monday.

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Arrest Records Bill Stays Alive, Maintains Transparency

by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan The Government Administration and Elections Committee voted 9-6 Monday in favor of a bill written to nullify a Connecticut Supreme Court decision allowing police to withhold arrest information until criminal prosecutions are completed. The vote sends the bill to the floor of the House for consideration.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Larson Touts F-35 Despite Project’s Problems

by Jordan Fenster | March 31, 2015 5:00am

Submitted Last week, U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, had the chance to check out the F-35 fighter jet from the inside. Airplane maker Lockheed Martin brought a mobile cockpit demonstrator to the congressional office building to show members of Congress what it’s like to pilot the plane.

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March 30, 2015

Malloy Signs Executive Order Banning Travel To Indiana

by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 4:50pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy banned state-funded travel to Indiana over its passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows businesses in that state to cite religious beliefs as a legal defense.

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Policy Shift Removes Shackles from Juvenile Offenders

by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm

Screenshot Juvenile offenders will no longer be shackled in court unless specifically needed to protect those in the courtroom, if a bill being considered by the state legislature is passed. However, a policy shift at the state’s Judicial Branch scheduled to take effect this week does the same thing.

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Catholic Church Delivers 21,000 Signatures In Opposition to Aid-In-Dying Bill

by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference delivered 21,000 signatures Monday to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee co-chairs.

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OP-ED | In Support of Honoring Connecticut’s Veterans

by Rep. David Alexander | March 30, 2015 11:00am

Lost in the Governor’s budget is a cut of $469,533 that eliminates funding of a stipend to veterans who participate in graveside ceremonial firing squads.

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