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August 16, 2016

State Agency Will Privatize Services For Disabled, Lay Off State Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:06pm

Courtesy of Malloy's office The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 5:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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June 23, 2016

Report: Connecticut Ranks 5th Best Place For Children

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 2:00pm

Courtesy of the Annie Casey Foundation Connecticut ranks as the fifth best state in the country for children, though racial disparities persist in the state, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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April 26, 2016

Report: Connecticut Has Many Economic Challenges

by Cara Rosner | April 26, 2016 11:30am

A new “diagnostic” report takes a stark look at the challenges Connecticut faces when it comes to economic competitiveness.

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April 12, 2016

Legislators Agree To Outsource Some DSS Case Management Services

by Christine Stuart | April 12, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Two legislative committees agreed Monday to allow the Department of Social Services to outsource case management work for about 500 people with acquired brain injuries, after defeating a similar proposal about four months ago.

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April 4, 2016

Workers Ask Lawmakers to Focus on the ‘99 Percent’

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2016 8:33pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of labor, community, and civil rights groups gathered Monday at a Hartford church before marching to the Legislative Office Building to ask lawmakers to put the “99 percent” ahead of the wealthiest “1 percent.”

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March 8, 2016

Malloy Looks To Layoffs, Asks For Suggestions on Spending Cuts

by Christine Stuart | March 8, 2016 4:43pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signaled Tuesday that he would lay off a portion of the state workforce before the end of June and asked legislative leaders to help him make more than $200 million in spending cuts now.

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February 19, 2016

Malloy Listens To Public Complain About His Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2016 1:37am

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sat quietly with his budget director, security detail, and other staff members Thursday listening as hundreds lined up to testify against his budget cuts.

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February 10, 2016

New Coalition Will Lobby For Tax Increase, Equality

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2016 5:28pm

Christine Stuart photo A new coalition of labor, community and civil rights groups said they don’t accept the premise of the new economic reality Gov. Dannel P. Malloy laid out in his State of the State address one week ago.

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January 22, 2016

Coastal Communities Win $54.2M Federal Storm Resiliency Grant

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2016 2:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut will receive a $54.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve shoreline infrastructure and increase resiliency for future weather events.

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