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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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August 16, 2016

Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Correction Officers: Staff and Overtime Reductions Put Them At Risk of Injury

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Nearly five months after the layoffs began, the presidents of three bargaining groups representing 4,800 Correction Department employees wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tell him they’re concerned about their safety.

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August 12, 2016

Racial Profiling Group Struggles With How To Present Traffic Stop Data

by Jack Kramer | August 12, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

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August 11, 2016

Local Leaders Join Fight To Combat Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2016 12:00pm

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is hoping a new public-policy toolkit, two years in the making, will help local and state leaders combat the growing opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing the state’s towns and cities.

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July 25, 2016

Democrats Tout Bipartisan Legislation To Crack Down On Deportation of Dangerous Criminals

by Kristi Allen | July 25, 2016 3:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Countering Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Democratic inaction on immigration, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to increase deportations of convicted criminals.

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July 22, 2016

Feds Question Connecticut Democratic Party, Malloy Camp Over Fundraising

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 12:28pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election campaign and the Connecticut Democratic Party may have settled their fundraising dispute with state regulators, but a party official confirmed today that they are cooperating with a new investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office into claims of illegal fundraising.

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July 19, 2016

Blumenthal, Bridgeport Discuss Police & Community Relations In Wake of Shootings

by Jack Kramer | July 19, 2016 5:30am

It seems like a day doesn’t pass without another incident in which either a black man or a police officer has been shot.

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July 12, 2016

Connecticut Unlikely To Get Answer On Access To Federal Watch Lists

by Max Moran | July 12, 2016 1:31pm

shutterstock Almost nine months after he first asked White House officials for access to federal terrorist watch lists to prevent suspects from purchasing firearms in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seems to have lost hope.

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June 30, 2016

State Officials Express Concern About Supply of Opioid Reversal Drug

by Jack Kramer | June 30, 2016 4:28pm

shutterstock (UPDATED 6 p.m.) Legislators and health officials have spent a lot of time in recent weeks patting themselves on the back, claiming that Connecticut just passed the most forward-thinking, far-reaching legislation in the country to combat the state’s growing opioid epidemic.

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