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April 24, 2017

Privatization of Group Homes Is On Hold

by Jack Kramer | April 24, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A controversial plan to transition group homes from being run by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to private nonprofit providers has been shelved — for now.

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April 22, 2017

OP-ED | How will the Gubernatorial Circus Deal With the Corruption Conundrum?

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 22, 2017 9:00am

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Despite a recent fundraiser for his 2019 mayoral campaign, last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced that he was seeking a declaratory ruling from the State Election Enforcement Commission as to whether he should be allowed to participate in the Citizen’s Election Program, despite having been convicted on felony charges prior to the legislation being enacted. The SEEC has directed staff to have a proposed declaratory ruling for its next meeting on June 21. If approved, it will then be posted and open for comment.

In a gubernatorial race that already has the makings of a three-ring circus, news that Ganim is looking to run for an unspecified state office would give P.T. Barnum pause.

But it also raises an interesting question: how will Democratic gubernatorial candidates deal with the Ganim conundrum?

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April 21, 2017

With No Republican Opponent, Murphy Focuses Campaign Fundraising Against Trump

by Jack Kramer | April 21, 2017 12:00pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has launched his re-election campaign and while he has no announced Republican opponent in Connecticut, yet, he is setting his sights on a bigger one in Washington, D.C.

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OP-ED | Our Tax System is Hopelessly Broken

by Susan Bigelow | April 21, 2017 10:00am

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The tax man cometh, and now we all wait for the state’s revenue totals. Welcome to what has become a grim tradition during budget season, when, if the last few years are any indication, we find out that we have even less money than we thought.

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OP-ED | Drastic Times: Let Towns Have Their Own Sales Taxes

by Terry Cowgill | April 21, 2017 5:30am

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In an effort to fill a projected yawning gap in the upcoming biennial budget, lawmakers in Hartford continue to consider a wide variety of revenue enhancement options. In my last column, we explored the proposed plastic-bag tax.

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Blumenthal Offers Public Health Advisory On Ticks As Connecticut Population Surges

by Jack Kramer | April 21, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT -  Connecticut is seeing a surge in ticks this spring and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Thursday to urge residents to be vigilant.

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April 20, 2017

Malloy Readies 1,100 Layoff Notices

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 2:39pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s not using the threat of layoffs as “leverage” to get the state employee unions to agree to $1.56 billion in concessions over the next two years, but under the law he has to start giving employees notices.

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Former Obama Official To Head Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 1:38pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Wilkinson, who most recently served as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation under President Barack Obama, isn’t concerned about taking a job that might only last 21 months.

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Connecticut’s Job Numbers Edge Slowly Upward

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 11:56am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — While its difficult to say whether the monthly trend will hold, Connecticut gained 1,300 jobs in March and February’s job losses were revised to a job gain.

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Finance Committee Explores Abundance of Revenue Ideas As Deadline Nears

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is expected to wrap up its work next week, but until then it seems to be pursuing every revenue generating idea it can to close the two year $3.6 billion budget deficit.

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