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December 21, 2014

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February 27, 2015

They Hate The Cuts, But Malloy Doubts They Will Increase Taxes

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2015 12:26pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 1:20 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Thursday that the legislature hates cuts in his proposed budget and lacks consensus to raise taxes. But the governor said a lot can change in the three months before a budget plan must be approved.

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Unions Pitch Healthcare Pooling

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2015 8:30am

Christine Stuart photo Union officials and municipal leaders asked state lawmakers again Thursday for the ability to pool their health insurance risk with other municipalities and the state employees’ plan.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Union Members Should Be Held to Same Rules at Legislative Hearings

by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm

The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.

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OP-ED | Who’s Afraid of the Minor Leagues?

by Susan Bigelow | February 26, 2015 9:24pm


Last week Hartford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new minor league home of the New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to the city in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Partisanship Condemned as Homeland Security Shutdown Nears

by Jordan Fenster | February 26, 2015 9:01pm

As the minutes ticked by and a Friday deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security grew closer, members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation condemned the party politics they said could result in a departmental shutdown.

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OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick | February 26, 2015 6:26pm

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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OP-ED | ‘Socialized’ or Not, Britain’s Health Care System is Superior

by Wendell Potter | February 26, 2015 5:07pm

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America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care.

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OP-ED | Resident State Trooper Program A Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm

It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.

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OP-ED | The SBAC Tests Are Coming ... and Now They Count!

by John Bestor | February 26, 2015 4:00pm

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As local school districts attempt to explain to parents of students the purpose and value of the government-mandated, highly controversial, newly designed testing system that will be imposed upon their children in grades 3 through 8 and 11 this spring, perhaps we should begin to ask questions to better understand whether we want our children to participate in this questionable educational undertaking.

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