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February 12, 2016

Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf

by Jack Kramer | February 12, 2016 2:37pm

Jack Kramer photo President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of artificial turf fields and playgrounds.

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10 Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use

by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2016 2:26pm

shutterstock Ten Democratic lawmakers, including two from New Haven, are hoping their colleagues will entertain a debate this year about legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

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OP-ED | Newly Raised Bills for 2016 Belie Worries About the Economy

by Susan Bigelow | February 12, 2016 9:00am

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At the start of every legislative session, members submit a blizzard of new bills for consideration. Many of them are either merged into other bills or blessedly forgotten, but they’re all still worth looking at to see what’s on lawmakers’ minds. This year, it’s all about taxes and the economy.

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Dreamers Try Again For Access To Financial Aid

by Rowan Kane | February 12, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s undocumented students are again calling on the General Assembly to give them access to financial aid at state universities.

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OP-ED | Minimum Pricing: Deliver Us From The Scourge

by Terry Cowgill | February 12, 2016 5:30am

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The headline in the Feb. 7 Danbury News-Times said it all: “Liquor shop owners wary about calls to nix minimum pricing.” No kidding. As people in the liquor industry outside our state are fond of saying, “Only in Connecticut.”

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February 11, 2016

Malloy, Health Officials Are Prepared For ‘Unlikely’ Outbreak of Zika Virus

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 12:04pm

shutterstock (Updated 3 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Connecticut is prepared to respond to the Zika virus, if it makes it to the Connecticut.

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Legislators Renew Call For Cancer Coverage For Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 12:00pm

Elizabeth Regan file photo Last year, firefighters lined the halls of the state Capitol trying to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would give them an opportunity to file a workers’ compensation claim for certain types of cancer.

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Merrill Says Error Does Not Confer Legality To Schahgticokes

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 10:00am

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill tried to make it clear Wednesday to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation that an error by her office doesn’t give the tribe the legal authority to pursue building a casino in Connecticut.

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Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 10, 2016

New Coalition Will Lobby For Tax Increase, Equality

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2016 4:28pm

Christine Stuart photo A new coalition of labor, community and civil rights groups said they don’t accept the premise of the new economic reality Gov. Dannel P. Malloy laid out in his State of the State address one week ago.

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