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April 21, 2016

Clinton Talks Comprehensive Gun Safety Reform In Hartford’s North End

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2016 1:43pm

Christine Stuart photo Only three percent of likely Democratic primary voters told the Quinnipiac University poll last week that gun policy was the “most important issue in deciding who to support” — the economy, income inequality, and health care were the only issues to poll in the double digits.

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April 15, 2016

Municipalities Say Malloy’s Supplemental Budget Will Result In Tax Increases

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2016 2:26pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second budget proposal released earlier this week would not only reduce education funding for 139 towns, but it would eliminate most of the money lawmakers set aside last year to reduce local property taxes.

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OP-ED | Union Concessions? You’re Getting ‘Cooler and Warmer’

by Terry Cowgill | April 15, 2016 5:30am


How bad have things gotten in Connecticut? Well, we are now being lectured to by one of the only states we had previously looked down upon. In a tongue-lashing editorial headlined “Failing in Connecticut,” the Providence Journal took aim at Connecticut’s state employee pension liability and the failure on the part of leaders here to adequately deal with it.

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April 1, 2016

Finance Committee Considers Giving Up State Admissions Tax

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2016 10:59am

It will cost the state about $2.2 million in revenue starting in 2018, but several members on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee felt it would eliminate inequity in the current tax structure and help municipalities.

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March 29, 2016

Public Safety Unions Rally Against Layoffs, Concessions

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2016 1:51pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of state employees who represent bargaining units dedicated to public safety rallied on the north steps of the state Capitol to “fight back” against calls for layoffs and changes to their health and pension benefits.

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State Urged To Seek Cheaper, Faster, Better Broadband To Bolster Economy

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 29, 2016 5:30am


Connecticut has the potential to become a national leader in offering the ultra-high speed Internet that many companies are looking for in an increasingly digitalized business world, according to a new state study.

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March 28, 2016

Unions Pan Hartford Mayor’s Bill To Change Financial Oversight

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2016 4:25pm

Christine Stuart photo With his back to a sea of firefighters in navy blue tee-shirts, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin told a legislative committee Monday that he needs them to help create on oversight panel that would control labor negotiations because there are no better alternatives to Hartford’s financial woes.

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March 9, 2016

Malloy Forum Highlights Stakes of Budget Battle

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 9, 2016 11:29pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie For the past 37 years, Mike Robinson and Richard Zboray have shared a room in a state-run group home in Manchester.

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February 11, 2016

Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 6:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 8, 2016

Tribes Have Yet To Select Location For Hartford Area Casino

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 5:46pm

CTNJ file photo The chairmen of the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos said they are still in the process of narrowing down a location for a Hartford-area casino.

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