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July 24, 2017

Senate Joins House In Overriding Malloy On Affordable Housing

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2017 6:29pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8:20 p.m.) The House voted 101-47 and the Senate voted 24-12 to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of legislation that changes, or according to the governor, “rolls back,“ affordable housing laws.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Jumps 10 Spots In CNBC Business Rankings

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2017 12:11pm

HARTFORD, CT — Good economic news may be hard to come by these days in Connecticut, but the Nutmeg state jumped 10 spots in the CNBC survey of “Top States for Business in 2017.”

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July 7, 2017

Malloy Vetoes Changes To Affordable Housing Law, Two Other Bills

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2017 12:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 4:30 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Friday that he said would make it easier for municipalities to “deny proposed affordable housing projects and shield themselves from an appeals process designed to overcome local resistance to fair and affordable housing.”

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May 12, 2017

Bond Commission Disagrees Over Agenda and Casting A Vote; Fitch Downgrades State’s Rating

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2017 12:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:28 p.m.) It was only the second state Bond Commission meeting of the year, but much like the state budget negotiations there were disagreements about almost everything on the agenda, including how members cast their votes. And shortly afterward, the state got some bad news with respect to its bond rating.

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May 9, 2017

With Auriemma Calling for Spending Cuts, Over 2,000 Realtors Rally For A Connecticut They Can Sell

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2017 3:09pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — More than 2,000 realtors received a pep talk Tuesday from University of Connecticut basketball coach Geno Auriemma.

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April 18, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody | April 18, 2017 10:00pm

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First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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April 17, 2017

Lawmaker Tells His Colleagues To Pay Attention To Federal Audit of Child Welfare Agency

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 4:55pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It was largely a public hearing about the spending cap, which is why his message in support of Connecticut’s children may have gotten lost. 

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April 11, 2017

Disability Advocates Make Final Push For Funding Before Legislators Unveil Their Budgets

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 2:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the Connecticut Independent Living Centers, which help individuals with all types of disabilities move out of nursing homes, find gainful employment, or affordable housing, seem to be on the chopping block. This year is no different.

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March 1, 2017

ANALYSIS | A Citywide Health Check-up, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

by Camille Seaberry | March 1, 2017 3:12pm

Take a close look at the neighborhood-by-neighborhood data from the 500 Cities project, a new collaboration by the CDC, the CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which shows us both successes and disparities in the health of Connecticut cities.

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February 16, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers, Advocates Seek Minimum Wage Hike

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 4:42pm

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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