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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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State Agencies Asked to Prepare Cuts

by Elizabeth Regan | September 2, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Already forced to find $200.6 million in savings in their 2016 budgets, state agencies are now being directed to cut 5 percent from their 2017 budgets — part of what state officials say is an annual exercise in responsible budgeting. 

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September 1, 2015

Federal Prosecutor Who Heads Connecticut’s Public Corruption Unit Leaving For Private Practice

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 10:53pm

CTNJ file photo The federal prosecutor who won the conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland and two political aides working for Chris Donovan’s failed 2012 congressional bid is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office for private practice.

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Lembo Certifies $800,000 Budget Surplus With Caution

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 12:14pm

Christine Stuart photo The volatility of the financial markets is complicating budget forecasting, but state Comptroller Kevin Lembo estimated Tuesday that the 2016 budget will end with an $800,000 surplus.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Banking Officials

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 5:30am

A federal judge in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit Monday that had been filed against Connecticut Banking Department officials who had imposed a $1.5 million fine on two tribal payday lending companies and the head of the tribe.

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August 31, 2015

Primary Elections To Be Held On A Wednesday This Year

by Elizabeth Regan | August 31, 2015 3:28pm

Hugh McQuaid Primaries for this year’s municipal elections have been pushed back a week and a day due to what a spokesman for Secretary of the State Denise Merrill called a “random kind of calendar coincidence.”

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