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August 10, 2017

Connecticut Would Save Planned Parenthood If Congress Defunds It

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie ENFIELD, CT — The threat to defund Planned Parenthood is always lingering, and that’s why Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Wednesday that Connecticut has a backup plan.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | April 28, 2017 10:00am

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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October 28, 2016

OP-ED | One Corner, Seven Elections 2004-2016

by Susan Bigelow | October 28, 2016 10:00am

Every other year during election season, I go to a specific corner near my home in Enfield and take pictures of the election signs that campaigns have posted there. I’ve been doing this for 12 years, now, and I’ve chronicled seven different elections.

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April 8, 2016

OP-ED | Unfair Voting Districts and Prison Gerrymandering Weaken Democracy

by Susan Bigelow | April 8, 2016 10:00am

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You probably wouldn’t think of a prison as your home, if you happened to be locked up in one. But when the state draws legislative districts and figures out funding for towns, that’s exactly how they see it.

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April 2, 2016

Malloy’s Second Chance Initiative Continues To Evolve

by Christine Stuart | April 2, 2016 1:40pm

Christine Stuart photo ENFIELD — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday told four inmates in the new DUI unit at Willard-Cybulski Correctional that they could save Connecticut a lot of money by making sure they don’t return to prison.

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April 1, 2016

360 Retirements Won’t Prevent Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2016 2:24pm

Christine Stuart photo The state of Connecticut received 360 retirement notices before the Friday deadline, but it’s doubtful they will be enough to avoid a substantial number of layoffs.

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March 31, 2016

Malloy Tackles Crumbling Foundations, Layoffs at Town Hall Meeting

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo It was Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sixth town hall meeting this year and what could have been a hostile crowd in Enfield, which is home to three prisons and a large number of state employees, turned out to be a fairly quiet evening.

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March 24, 2016

Republican Lawmaker Expresses Concern Over Raising The Age

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo A Republican Senator told members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration Wednesday that he understands their desire not to ruin the lives of young people, but is concerned about a proposal to treat 18- to 20-year-olds like juveniles in the criminal justice system.

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February 11, 2016

Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 6:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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November 12, 2015

Republicans Pitch Budget Cuts, Details Get Leaked

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2015 5:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Details of Thursday’s budget negotiations between Republicans, Democrats, and the Malloy administration were supposed to remain private, but within a short period of time details of the plans proposed by the Republicans and the Malloy administration were leaked to the CT Mirror.

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