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December 13, 2017

Blumenthal Calls For Passage of Dream Act, But Won’t Shut Down Gov’t To Get It

by Christine Stuart | December 13, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wouldn’t say Monday whether he would vote to shut down the government if the Republican Party fails to find a path for Dreamers before Congress adjourns later this month.

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November 30, 2017

Report Finds That Connecticut’s Housing Market Is Changing

by Christine Stuart | November 30, 2017 11:53am

HARTFORD, CT — A new report on Connecticut’s housing market shows an increase in rental households and a decrease in chronic homelessness.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2017 1:26pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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July 24, 2017

Senate Joins House In Overriding Malloy On Affordable Housing

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2017 5:29pm

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 11:11am

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 11:57am

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 11:58am

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 2:09pm

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 9:00pm

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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 3:55pm

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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