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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 16, 2018

An Unconventional Convention

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Jobs | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The outcome was preordained. There were no delegate counts, only an open bar, appetizers, and music from the Sugar Free Trio.

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May 5, 2018

Senate Modifies So-Called Hartford Bailout

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2018 8:17pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate gave bipartisan support Saturday to legislation that seeks to modify the $534 million bailout they gave the city last year to help it avoid bankruptcy.

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April 17, 2018

13 Organizations Call For ‘Outrage’ Over Senator’s Racially Charged Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Last week, a white lawmaker told a black female lobbyist that he needed a pin that said he “stands with white men,” and there was little, if any, outrage from other elected officials.

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April 16, 2018

Bronin Bows Out of Race For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 1:37pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Unable to gain traction in a crowded field before the Democratic convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is dropping his gubernatorial bid and focusing on Hartford.

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April 13, 2018

Two Rallies Saturday in Hartford

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 13, 2018 2:37pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Environment | Equality | Law Enforcement | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Second Amendment supporters will gather Saturday at the state Capitol to rally for their rights while scientists gather on the other side of the Legislative Office Building to March for Science.

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April 12, 2018

Hartford Democrat Apologizes For ‘I Need A Stand With White Men Pin’ Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 4:43pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ethics | State Capitol | Hartford | Wethersfield

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 p.m.) A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is calling out state Sen. John Fonfara over a comment he made Wednesday in the halls of the state Capitol, forcing the Hartford Democrat to issue a written apology and to offer to schedule a community conversation to make amends.

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March 29, 2018

Rep. Arce Resigns After Month of Silence

by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2018 3:23pm
Posted to: Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — After weeks of speculation over whether he would resign, Rep. Angel Arce of Hartford finally submitted his resignation letter Thursday to the Secretary of the State.

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Legislative Leaders Balk At Hartford Bailout, Promise To Reduce Other Assistance

by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Wall Street | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders wrote the Office of Policy and Management and state Treasurer Denise Nappier Wednesday to let them know it was never their intention to pay off nearly $550 million in Hartford’s bonded debt.

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OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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