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April 1, 2016

360 Retirements Won’t Prevent Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | Apr 1, 2016 2:24pm
Posted to: Labor | Public Safety | State Budget | Enfield

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 | Mar 31, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Taxes | Enfield

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 | Mar 24, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Health | Public Safety | Enfield

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 | Feb 11, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Town News | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Law Enforcement | Local Politics | State Capitol | Transparency

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 | Nov 12, 2015 5:59pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Safety | State Budget | Special Session | Taxes | Bethany | Enfield

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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October 22, 2015

Municipalities Around Hartford Continue to Mull New Casino

by Elizabeth Regan | Oct 22, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Courts | Economic Development | Gaming | Jobs | Local Politics | East Hartford | Enfield | Windsor Locks

As plans for the MGM Springfield casino continue to diminish in scope, Connecticut’s two sovereign Indian tribes are moving forward with efforts to maintain their market share through a satellite casino in the north central part of the state.

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October 1, 2015

Tribes Search Out Municipal Partners for New Casino, But Offer Few Project Details

by Elizabeth Regan | Oct 1, 2015 2:41pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Gaming | Jobs | Labor | Local Politics | State Capitol | East Hartford | Enfield

Elizabeth Regan The two sovereign Indian tribes planning to build a satellite casino north of Hartford have released a request for proposals for potential host municipalities, but it leaves much to the imagination.

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September 25, 2015

OP-ED | Casinos in Northern Connecticut? Don’t Bet On It

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 25, 2015 10:45am
Posted to: Analysis | Gaming | Opinion | Tribes | East Windsor | Enfield

Suddenly, the prospect of a glut of casinos along I-91 seems much less certain. This is bad news for governments who were banking on increased tourism and tax revenue, but good news for everyone else.

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September 21, 2015

Six Job Centers Will Remain Open, But Won’t Be Run By Labor Department

by Christine Stuart | Sep 21, 2015 2:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | Legal | Enfield | Meriden | New Britain | Norwich | Torrington | Windham

In early August when the Department of Labor announced it was laying off 95 employees, it also said it would close six job centers to correspond with those layoffs.

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September 4, 2015

OP-ED | Pushing Out Panhandlers Won’t Solve Suburban Poverty

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 4, 2015 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | The Economy | Local Politics | Opinion | Poverty | Enfield

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I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.

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