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February 5, 2016

Governor Proposes Legislation To Change Handicapped Parking Symbol

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2016 5:29am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is on board with changing the handicapped parking symbol on signs throughout the state.

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February 2, 2016

Correction Commissioner Makes Changes To Controversial Risk Reduction Program

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 4:27pm

Christine Stuart file photo Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple is changing how Connecticut’s risk reduction program works in an effort to incentivize good behavior.

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Some Towns May Want Controversial State Police Firing Range

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 2, 2016 2:21pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS PHOTO Though officials from Willington and East Windsor are trying to gun down a proposed state police firing range that might be built in one of their towns, municipal leaders elsewhere are trying to snag the proposed $7 million project.

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January 31, 2016

OP-ED | Claims of Defensive Medicine Driving Healthcare Costs Not New

by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm

Neither are they accurate.

If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.

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January 28, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform As Part of Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 3:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0.

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January 19, 2016

New Connecticut Website Encourages Residents To Report Fraud

by Cara Rosner | January 19, 2016 5:30am

The state has launched a website, FightFraud.ct.gov, to bolster its efforts to tackle fraud, waste, and abuse that cost the state money.

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January 18, 2016

Drunk-Driving Fatalities Decline, But State Ranks High In Impaired Drivers

by Lisa Chedekel | January 18, 2016 8:18am

Connecticut saw a decline in drunk-driving fatalities in 2014, but the state still ranks among the highest in the country in the percentage of traffic deaths involving alcohol-impaired drivers, new federal data show.

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December 24, 2015

OP-ED | At Central, Inmates Run The Asylum

by Terry Cowgill | December 24, 2015 10:29am


When my conservative friends howl in outrage about state employee unions are running the asylum or the cushy life of tenured professors in the academy, I generally take it with the proverbial grain of salt. I agree that the system needs reform but for the most part, theirs is an exaggerated view of a complicated issue.

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December 22, 2015

New Britain Firearm Manufacturer Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Sell Company

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2015 1:27pm

christine stuart photo A New Britain gun manufacturer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges that he failed to register 62 machine guns, though court records suggest that there were other violations to which he did not plead.

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Report: Despite Several Calls, DCF Failed to Intervene Before Death of Toddler in 2014

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2015 10:47am

The panel charged with investigating the untimely death of children found that the Department of Children and Families failed to intervene and make sure a mother was receiving services before the death of a 2-year-old child.

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