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December 21, 2014

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by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 1:00am

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May 26, 2015

Government Hiring Drives Job Growth In April

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2015 12:18pm

Government hiring, especially at the local level, helped drive Connecticut’s job gains in April.

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May 22, 2015

Senate Sends Bipartisan Health Reforms To House

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 3:41pm

Christine Stuart file photo For the past two years lawmakers have struggled to come up with a public policy that addresses the changing healthcare landscape. And while the Senate passed legislation its members felt would address many of the issues, their colleagues in the House aren’t so certain it includes everything they need to get there.

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OP-ED | Respect, Protect Constitutional Spending Cap

by Brian Flaherty | May 22, 2015 2:51pm

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Connecticut’s modern constitution and I both turn 50 this year. In all, it has been a pretty good run. And while I certainly can’t claim as storied a lineage as our founding document — which dates to the Fundamental Orders in 1638 — we’ve struck up a relationship over the years.

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Sharkey Modifies Property Tax Proposal & House Approves

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am

CTNJ file photo After getting pushback from some members of his caucus, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey toned down a bill that would allow municipalities to tax certain medical facilities and student housing.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Forwards Watered-Down Casino Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 11:35pm

Christine Stuart photo A majority of Senators felt that the benefits of allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up one casino north of Hartford would outweigh the risks recently outlined by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.

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May 19, 2015

Senate, House Pass Bills To Help Connecticut’s Dreamers

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2015 9:45pm

Christine Stuart photo They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and on Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.

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Lawmakers Remain Hopeful There’s Time To Pass Paid Family Leave

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 1:45 p.m.) With the state budget and other priorities taking precedence, some at the Capitol doubted there was enough time to institute paid family leave, but a group of lawmakers remain hopeful.

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May 18, 2015

House Approves Modification To Drive-Only License

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 11:13pm

CTNJ file photo The House approved a bill Monday night that allows undocumented immigrants to use a foreign birth certificate with a raised seal as a secondary form of identification in obtaining a driver’s license in Connecticut.

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May 11, 2015

Budget Negotiations Begin, As About 100 Attend Republican Public Hearing

by Elizabeth Regan and Christine Stuart | May 11, 2015 4:58pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic lawmakers sat down for the first time Monday to begin negotiations on the two-year, $40 billion budget.

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