by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 8:43pm
Speaker Brendan Sharkey will not seek re-election to the House next year, making him the 22nd lawmaker and the most powerful to opt out of seeking another term in 2016.
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by Jack Kramer | February 12, 2016 3:37pm
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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by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2016 4:51pm
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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by New Haven Register | September 9, 2015 5:30am
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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by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 2:07pm
The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority.
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by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am
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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by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am
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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by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am
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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by Barth Keck | May 4, 2015 1:37pm
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.
Continue reading "OP-ED | When News Organizations Take the Clickbait; ‘Viral’ Doesn’t Always Mean ‘Newsworthy’" »