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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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Officials Say It’s Premature To Draw Conclusions From First Taser Report

by Jack Kramer | June 30, 2016 12:02pm

shutterstock A new report shows that officers were more likely to use Tasers in police incidents with minorities, but those in charge of compiling the information warned Thursday that it is too soon to draw any conclusions from the data.

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Court’s Slapdown of Virginia Gov’s Corruption Prosecution Unlikely to Impact Connecticut

by Steve Majerus-Collins | June 30, 2016 5:30am

Mavrick / Shutterstock.com Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that overturned the corruption conviction of a former Virginia governor raised questions about whether state efforts to clean up its government could prove vulnerable, it appears the ruling’s focus has little direct bearing on Connecticut’s statutes.

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June 28, 2016

DeLauro Continues Push For Vote on Gun Control

by Max Moran | June 28, 2016 5:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo Congress may be in recess until July 5, but that’s not stopping U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro from calling upon Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on gun control.

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Judicial Marshals File Labor Complaint

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2016 2:13pm

CTNewsjunkie file photo The International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which also represents judicial marshals, filed a complaint Monday with the state Department of Labor for its decision to hire state troopers to patrol outside four urban courthouses.

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June 20, 2016

Murphy: ‘NRA Has Vice-like Grip On This Place, Even When 90% of the American Public Wants Change’

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 8:11pm

youtube / senate democrats channel Four measures designed to toughen up gun ownership laws following the mass murder at an Orlando nightclub failed to get the three-fifths necessary approval to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday.

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June 17, 2016

OP-ED | Gun Control: The ‘Silence’ Is Deafening

by Terry Cowgill | June 17, 2016 5:30am

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After a savage attack last week in a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed more people than any mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Connecticut and America are waking up with a gun hangover. They only question is whether it’ll wear off and allow the nation to return to business as usual, or whether the headache and shame are so severe as to effect a real change in lifestyle. I’m hoping for the latter.

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