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January 25, 2016

Labor Deputy Goes To DMV, Former Hamden Mayor To Labor Dept.

by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2016 3:51pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy shuffled the deck Monday and asked Deputy Labor Commissioner Dennis Murphy to help manage the Department of Motor Vehicles until he can make a permanent selection.

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September 9, 2015

AFSCME Calls for Malloy to Rescind Connecticut Labor Department Layoffs

by New Haven Register | September 9, 2015 4:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Union leaders are stepping up efforts to put pressure on the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy to rescind 95 layoffs of state Department of Labor employees scheduled to take place at the end of the month.

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August 14, 2015

Republican Chairman Robo Calls House Speaker

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 1:07pm

Contributed photo The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority.

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August 12, 2015

‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Discussion Sparks Frank Debate

by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 4:30am

Madeline Stocker photo When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.

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July 9, 2015

Sharkey’s Property Tax Legislation Rides Through in the Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 1:53pm

Christine Stuart file photo A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.

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May 22, 2015

Sharkey Modifies Property Tax Proposal & House Approves

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 12:15am

CTNJ file photo After getting pushback from some members of his caucus, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey toned down a bill that would allow municipalities to tax certain medical facilities and student housing.

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May 15, 2015

House Passes Over Property Tax Bill, For Now

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 9:35am

Courtesy of CT-N Early Friday morning the House of Representatives briefly debated — but took no action on —  legislation that would put certain medical facilities and college properties back on the tax rolls.

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May 4, 2015

OP-ED | When News Organizations Take the Clickbait; ‘Viral’ Doesn’t Always Mean ‘Newsworthy’

by Barth Keck | May 4, 2015 12:37pm

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Topping the news recently were these three stories: An angry Baltimore mom demonstrates proper parenting techniques, an outspoken Pennsylvania dad schools local school leaders, and a Connecticut university president crashes a student party.

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March 27, 2015

OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 4:30am

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Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.

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March 17, 2015

Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson Officially Announces New Statewide Role

by Jordan Fenster | March 17, 2015 12:01pm

Jordan Fenster photo Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson has been selected as undersecretary for intergovernmental policy, a $151,000-a-year job he will take once his term as mayor ends.

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