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February 16, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers, Advocates Seek Minimum Wage Hike

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 3:42pm

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—He wouldn’t handicap the chances of the General Assembly approving an increase in the minimum wage this year, but Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said he wouldn’t give up the fight because “it’s the right thing to do.”

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Paid FMLA Is Top Priority For Senate Democrats

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—It’s the number one priority of Democratic leadership in the state Senate this year, which gives lawmakers and advocates who support it hope.

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Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 10, 2017

Malloy Touts Budget For Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Population

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 2:22pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two year, $41.51 billion budget was a mixed bag for the nonprofit community, but seeks to continue to make progress in annualizing funding for the intellectual and developmentally disabled population.

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January 24, 2017

Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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OP-ED | It’s Not Perfect, But Affordable Housing Appeals Act Works

by Gary Winfield | January 24, 2017 12:54am

It is effective, enduring, and revenue neutral. It has already helped thousands of Connecticut families and has the potential to help half a million more households currently spending too much for housing. Equally important, it positions the state for future economic growth and stability.

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January 21, 2017

10,000 Attend Women’s March In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2017 3:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie An estimated crowd of about 10,000 rallied Saturday in Hartford at the state Capitol to fight for women’s rights and express their emotions about what President Donald Trump’s administration might mean for women and their families.

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January 12, 2017

Malloy Vows To Help Residents With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2017 11:00am

CT-N ROCKY HILL, CT — While goods news has been hard to come by for eastern Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he hasn’t given up on finding a solution.

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January 6, 2017

Diverse Stakeholders Offer Solutions

by Jack Kramer | January 6, 2017 3:40pm

Courtesy of CCM Budgeting that encourages economic innovation, expanding the role of regional councils of governments and alliances, more regional transportation and tax reforms are just a few of the recommendations being proposed by a self-proclaimed economic summit team.

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December 6, 2016

Families Offer Differing Perspectives On States Plan For Their Loved Ones

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

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