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December 2, 2016

Record Number of Voters Cast Their Ballots in Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | December 2, 2016 2:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A total of 1,675,955 voters cast ballots in the election Nov. 8, a record high number, although turnout, which was just under 77 percent of registered voters, fell short of a record.

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Rep. Betty Boukus Dies; Colleagues Described Her As ‘Epitome’ of Public Servant

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2016 1:38pm

Christine Stuart file photo HARTFORD, CT — A veteran lawmaker, who was remembered by her colleagues on both sides of the aisle as a friend and dedicated public servant, died Friday morning.

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OP-ED | The One Thing I Agree With Donald Trump On

by Susan Bigelow | December 2, 2016 10:00am

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Let’s get this out of the way: President-elect Donald Trump is a serial liar, a con man, and an egotistical misogynist who rode to the presidency on a national wave of populist self-delusion.

But there is one thing that I think he gets right. Mostly.

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Wall Street Ratings Agency Changes Outlook for Connecticut Bonds Citing Fixed Costs

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2016 5:30am

Elnur/Shutterstock One of the Wall Street ratings agencies downgraded its outlook of Connecticut’s general obligation bonds citing fixed costs and a stubborn budget deficit.

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OP-ED | ‘Health’ Of Small Towns Threatened By DPH Proposal

by Terry Cowgill | December 2, 2016 5:30am

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“We didn’t ask for it; there’s no need for it,” Goshen First Selectman Bob Valentine told the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in October. “It’s a solution looking for a problem.”

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Listen to Today’s Morning Coffee Newscast!

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2016 5:00am

CTNewsJunkie has also launched an experiment with a new radio news partnership with WDRC AM in Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury, and Torrington. Today, Joan Franzino gives you a rundown on the latest news in Connecticut politics.

The newscast airs at at 6:20 a.m., 7:20 a.m., 8:20 a.m., and 9:20 a.m. on WDRC AM, but is also available here - CLICK TO PLAY!.

You can subscribe to our feed on your mobile device through iTunes here.

December 1, 2016

Board Recommends Increase In The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Low Wage Advisory Board is recommending that the General Assembly approve an increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

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Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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Mental Health, Medical Innovation Bill Clears First Congressional Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 11:44am

Screengrab courtesy of C-SPAN After overwhelming, bipartisan approval Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives, a mental health reform bill which includes $1 billion to combat the opioid addiction crisis in the country, is headed for a Senate vote next week.

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DDS Commissioner Resigns

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 10:34am

Courtesy of Malloy's office Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Morna Murray is resigning at the beginning of the new year, according to a statement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.

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