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March 21, 2016

Lawmakers Take Steps To Address Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | March 21, 2016 5:30pm

Christine Stuart photo The Public Health Committee voted unanimously Monday in favor of two bills designed to address what many on the committee referred to as the “opioid crisis’’ in the state of Connecticut.

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February 12, 2016

Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf

by Jack Kramer | February 12, 2016 3:37pm

Jack Kramer photo President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of artificial turf fields and playgrounds.

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February 10, 2016

School Officials Want The State To Take The Lead On Changing School Start Times

by Jack Kramer | February 10, 2016 1:00pm

shutterstock Educators and officials are nearly unanimous in believing that teenage children would be better students if high school classes started later in the morning.

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January 27, 2016

Shoreline Communities Give Mixed Signals About Medical Marijuana Business

by Jack Kramer | January 27, 2016 12:44pm

Jack Kramer photo Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.

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April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, A Push To Ban Plastic Bags, Microbeads

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 3:40pm

Christine Stuart photo On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.

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December 19, 2014

DiNardo Ends 10-Year Tenure as Democratic Party Chair

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 4:00pm

CTNJ file photo Nancy DiNardo, the long-time chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, will not return to the position next year and will instead run for the party’s vice chair position. DiNardo has endorsed Vice Chair Nick Balletto to succeed her.

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October 28, 2014

Democratic Party Spends Heavily On Ted Kennedy Jr.

by Kristi Allen | October 28, 2014 3:08pm

Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register With the race for governor down to a few percentage points, the state Democratic Party has spent nearly 20 percent of its campaign funds on one candidate: Ted Kennedy Jr. 

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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May 5, 2014

Senate Pays Tribute To Retiring Members Starting With Meyer, Welch

by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 5:48pm

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats Retiring Sen. Ed Meyer has so many stories that his colleagues in the Senate compared him to Forrest Gump — the character played by Tom Hanks in the film of the same name — during a two-hour tribute Monday.

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November 19, 2013

Lembo Praises Public Financing In Announcing Re-Election Bid

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2013 12:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Tuesday that will be seeking re-election in 2014.

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