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December 21, 2014

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July 1, 2015

Union Leader ‘Stunned’ By Malloy Veto of Standards For Education Commish

by Christine Stuart | July 1, 2015 3:42pm

CTNJ file photo One of the four bills Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed Tuesday would have prescribed educational qualifications for the state’s Education Commissioner.

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Obama on Overtime Pay Proposal: ‘A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay’

by Madeline Stocker | July 1, 2015 1:47pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo In a bid to address income inequality nationwide, President Barack Obama announced his proposal to extend overtime pay Tuesday, a ruling that updates a significant labor regulation and would result in larger paychecks for nearly 5 million workers.

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Lembo Certifies $115.7M Budget Deficit

by Christine Stuart | July 1, 2015 11:37am

Christine Stuart photo The 2016 budget officially begins today, but the 2015 budget is still running a $115.7 million deficit, according to state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

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June 30, 2015

Malloy Explains Why He Reneged on Promise Not to Raise Taxes

by Elizabeth Regan | June 30, 2015 3:49pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending a months-long budget process that went right up until the last day of the fiscal year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday broke a campaign promise when he signed a two-year, $40.3 billion budget that includes $1.3 billion in tax hikes.

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Republicans Ask Labor Commissioner To Apply for Waiver

by Cara Rosner | June 30, 2015 3:43pm

Republican lawmakers and business advocates are asking the Department of Labor commissioner to seek a waiver from the federal government - which would mitigate businesses’ rising unemployment tax burden - by a quickly approaching deadline Wednesday.

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Connecticut Leaders Demand Domestic Terrorism Investigation

by Madeline Stocker | June 30, 2015 3:27pm

Madeline Stocker photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, leaders of the Connecticut NAACP, and the Hartford Police Department, stood on the steps of Hartford’s oldest church Tuesday to call on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings and investigate domestic hate groups and hate crimes.

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House Joins Senate In Voting For Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2015 1:19am

Christine Stuart file photo The debate in the House on language to implement the budget focused early Tuesday morning on what the state is doing to attract businesses.

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June 29, 2015

Connecticut Tribes Denied Second Chance to Petition for Sovereignty

by Madeline Stocker | June 29, 2015 11:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Flanked by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Indian tribes in Connecticut who had previously been denied federal recognition would not be given a second bite at the apple.

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Warren Talks Trickle-Down Economics and GOP Presidential Candidates at JJB Dinner

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2015 9:43pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke about trickle-down economics and also offered her thoughts on some of the Republican presidential candidates Monday to about 1,300 Democrats at the party’s largest fundraiser of the year.

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