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December 21, 2014

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January 30, 2015

NRA Fails To Derail Judicial Nomination

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 3:55pm

Facebook photo The National Rifle Association’s campaign to stop the nomination of former Bridgeport state Rep. Auden Grogins to the Superior Court bench failed Friday.

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Fairfield County Lawmakers Get Territorial About Transportation Infrastructure

by Hugh McQuaid | January 30, 2015 2:29pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A bipartisan group of lawmakers from Fairfield County called on the state Friday to quickly prioritize transportation infrastructure projects in their region during this year’s transportation-oriented legislative session.

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OP-ED | Connecticut Should Be Open to Lyft, Uber; Time to Deregulate Taxis

by Suzanne Bates | January 30, 2015 1:30pm

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This session the Connecticut legislature can show it’s ready to move the state firmly into the 21st century by adapting to the innovations that continue to disrupt the way we do business, while at the same time making the state friendlier to young millennials.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Keystone Pipeline Takes Center Stage in the Senate

by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 8:29am

Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday in favor of S.1, which approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, with no help from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators.

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OP-ED | On the Gas Tax, Murphy Gets It Half Right

by Terry Cowgill | January 30, 2015 5:30am

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Sen. Chris Murphy, who has made a name for himself lately in the field of foreign policy, has stumbled onto a good domestic policy idea —  sort of.

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Advocates Tell Lawmakers That 64 Minutes Is Too Long To Wait

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am

DSS Advocates, attorneys, and their clients told the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Thursday that waiting an average of 64 minutes on the phone to speak with a Social Services Department eligibility worker is too long.

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January 29, 2015

OP-ED | Unfunded Mandates And The Towns That Hate Them

by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 7:00pm

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Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.

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Republicans Look To Revise Election Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 4:35pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican lawmakers called Thursday for reducing the amount of money that flows into publicly financed campaigns and giving regulators more tools to investigate abuses.

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Exonerated Man Gets $6M For 21 Years Behind Bars

by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2015 4:13pm

Hugh McQuaid File Photo A man wrongfully convicted of murder and rape received $6 million and an apology from Connecticut Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr.

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