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January 18, 2017

Report: ‘Hartford May Need a Bailout to Restore Solvency’

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo A new report details the fiscal challenges faced by Connecticut’s four biggest cities and concludes that one of them – Hartford – won’t be able to resolve its budget shortfalls without financial assistance from the state.

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January 7, 2017

SNOW! Hartford Announces Parking Ban for First Winter Storm of Season

by Matthew Zagaja | January 7, 2017 3:01pm

Photo courtesy of the Connecticut State Police
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is experiencing its first major snowfall of 2017 and cities and residents are spending the day preparing to deal with the snow and its aftermath. A winter storm warning is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight.

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January 4, 2017

Malloy To Recalculate Municipal Aid, Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2017 2:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his state-of-the-state address Wednesday to set the stage for changes in how the state distributes municipal aid, primarily in education funding.

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December 21, 2016

Activists Defend ACA, March To Republican Party Headquarters

by Jack Kramer | December 21, 2016 5:30am

(UPDATED 11:15 a.m.)

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT — A small but boisterous group marched from Capital Community College to the Connecticut Republican Party headquarters on Pratt Street Tuesday afternoon, chanting, singing and protesting what they called “President-elect Donald Trump and his allies’ massive attack on every aspect of our families’ health care.”

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December 20, 2016

Saint Francis Wins State Approval For Medical Marijuana Research

by Jack Kramer | December 20, 2016 11:30am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A first-of-its kind research study that will test the effectiveness of using medical marijuana in place of oxycodone in patients suffering from pain from multiple rib fractures will be done at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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December 13, 2016

Water Conservation Efforts Would Be More Effective If Mandated By Municipalities

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 12:41pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT – Taking proactive measures to battle continuing drought conditions in the state is better left to municipalities than utility companies, is what environmentalists and an audience of state officials and legislators heard from experts Tuesday.

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December 12, 2016

Business Community Applauds Pension Agreement

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was praised by the Hartford business community Monday for the agreement he reached last week with a union coalition to avoid a spike in pension payments for state employees.

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November 29, 2016

Workers Rally at Capitol To Increase The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — More than a 100 fast food, child care, and home care providers huddled under the north portico of the state Capitol in Hartford Tuesday to call on lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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November 22, 2016

Immigrant Community Calls for Sanctuary State

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Last week college students across the country called on their administrators to pledge their support to undocumented students and faculty, on Monday more than a hundred marchers were calling on state leadership to become a sanctuary state.

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November 18, 2016

Connecticut Increases Electric Vehicle Tax Credit For Some Vehicles

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2016 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut officials announced Friday that they plan to increase a popular consumer rebate program for the purchase of certain electric vehicle models.

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