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March 23, 2017

Connecticut’s Anti-Poverty Agencies Would Be Devastated By Trump’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 4:25pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Federal anti-poverty programs started more than 50 years ago to help the neediest Americans were completely wiped out by Republican President Donald Trump’s budget.

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Connecticut Loses Jobs In February

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 12:49pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost jobs in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but revised numbers suggest that the state gained 800 more jobs in January than initially estimated.

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Comptroller Backs Review of Connecticut’s Business Incentives

by New Haven Register | March 23, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo The state legislature is taking another shot at a bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year which would have established a review process for business assistance and incentive programs.

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Survey: Connecticut Employers Believe In Second Chances

by Cara Rosner | March 23, 2017 5:30am

The vast majority of Connecticut employers support the idea of hiring individuals who have previously been incarcerated, but few are actively doing it, according to a new survey.

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OP-ED | It’s Time For Connecticut To Join The National Popular Vote Compact

by Jonathan Perloe | March 23, 2017 5:30am

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Having seen the loser of the national popular vote win the White House in two of the last five presidential elections, I’ve been aware for years of the inequity of the current winner-take-all system of assigning states’ electoral votes. But winner-take-all does a disservice even when it “works,” that is, when the Electoral College winner is also the candidate for whom the most ballots were cast.

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March 22, 2017

Doctor’s Testimony Challenges Lawmakers Support For Legalizing Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 4:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Malloy Says Trump’s Budget Would Harm The Environment

by Jack Kramer | March 22, 2017 2:09pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - President Donald Trump’s budget cuts government programs across the board but no agency is hurt more than the Environmental Protection Agency, which was slashed 31 percent.

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Energy Committee Would Allow Nuclear to Compete

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lobbyists packed a hearing room on the second floor of the Legislative Office Building to watch Tuesday as the Energy and Technology Committee voted 17-7 on a bill that will impact the state’s energy markets.

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OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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March 21, 2017

Malloy Underlines His Priorities

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy invited reporters to his state Capitol office Tuesday to reiterate his goals for the legislative session and future budget negotiations.

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