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February 5, 2015

Community Providers Warn Against Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.

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February 3, 2015

Malloy Proposes ‘Second-Chance’ Measures to Reform Connecticut Criminal Justice

by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 8:26pm

Mary O'Leary photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.

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December 8, 2014

Auditors Find State Paid Benefits to Dead People

by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 1:20pm

CTNJ file photo An audit of the Department of Social Services covering fiscal years 2010 and 2011 found that supplemental state assistance or “cash” benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled were paid after the death of the individuals.

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November 12, 2014

Policymakers Look At Two-Generational Approach

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 3:49pm

For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.

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November 10, 2014

Survey: Northwest Connecticut Businesses Are Growing, But Have No Plans To Add To Workforce

by Cara Rosner | November 10, 2014 10:00am

nwctchamberofcommerce.org/ Most business leaders in northwest Connecticut expect to see increased sales or profits at their companies next year, but many have no plans to grow their workforces amid the gains, according to a new survey.

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July 17, 2014

Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Asks The Governor To Reconsider Housing Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 5:13pm

CTNJ file photo The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus wrote Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday to ask him to reconsider his decision denying the federal government’s request to house some of the thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America.

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May 20, 2014

Free Mortgage Assistance Event to be Held in Trumbull

by Hugh McQuaid | May 20, 2014 1:08pm

CTNJ File Photo Homeowners behind on mortgage payments or underwater in their home loans can talk with their lenders about avoiding foreclosure at a state-sponsored event at the Trumbull Marriott on Friday, May 30.

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February 7, 2014

Parents to Lawmakers: Where Will Our Children Live When We Die?

by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2014 1:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Joe Duffy is 70. He worries what will happen to his 30-year-old daughter, Kate, who has multiple developmental disabilities, when he dies.

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February 3, 2014

Malloy Joins Lawmakers In Reaching Out To Senior Citizens Through The Budget

by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2014 4:03pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed Monday to remove the cap on a rental assistance program for elderly or disabled residents and to allow new participants into the program for the first time since last year.

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January 7, 2014

Courtney, Jepsen Call On Congress To Extend Tax Break For Distressed Homeowners

by Hugh McQuaid | January 7, 2014 12:41pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and state Attorney General George Jepsen on Tuesday called upon Congress to extend a recently-expired tax break for underwater homeowners to help ensure the continued recovery of the housing market.

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