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February 22, 2017

Solitary Confinement Cell Makes Its Way To The State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie He was just one of many Tuesday left by themselves under a fluorescent light in a small cell with a bunk, but unlike the estimated 80,000 inmates nationwide in solitary confinement, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, was able to leave after two hours.

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February 20, 2017

In Connecticut, Calling for Help Carries Risks for Victims of Domestic Violence

by Sarah Smith, ProPublica | February 20, 2017 5:26am

David “Dee” Delgado for ProPublica Two days after she had fled because of a beating at the hands of her husband, Sanna Dilawar was back at her home in Torrington, Connecticut. She needed to retrieve her breast pump, and she had her 11-week-old daughter with her.

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February 17, 2017

Gun Owners Pressure Malloy Over Pistol Permit Fee Hike Proposal

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 3:07pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gun owners and legislators from both parties Friday criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300 and the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.

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February 16, 2017

Paid FMLA Is Top Priority For Senate Democrats

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—It’s the number one priority of Democratic leadership in the state Senate this year, which gives lawmakers and advocates who support it hope.

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February 9, 2017

Connecticut Hospitals Will Fight Malloy’s Tax Proposal

by Christine Stuart | February 9, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTByTheNumbers HARTFORD, CT—The Connecticut Hospital Association panned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal to allow municipalities to tax acute care hospitals in exchange for what they are promising will be more money.

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February 7, 2017

‘Dreamers’ Optimistic They Will Win College Aid Fight

by Jack Kramer | February 7, 2017 4:00pm

Ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Powerful politicians and educational leaders testified Tuesday in favor of bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, but it was testimony of a student who wouldn’t benefit from the legislation that seemed to pack the biggest punch.

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Connecticut Signs Legal Brief On Trump Travel Ban

by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen joined with 15 other Democratic attorneys general from around the United States to submit a brief to the Ninth Circuit Monday afternoon challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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January 26, 2017

Will Fourth Time Be The Charm For Dreamers?

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 5:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie It’s the fourth year in a row that Dreamers are trying to get a bill that would give them access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities.

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Three Shoreline Lawmakers Express Reservations About Legalizing Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | January 26, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD - One of the highly anticipated dialogues of the 2017 legislative session is a conversation about whether Connecticut will join the growing list of states to legalize recreational marijuana.

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January 24, 2017

East Windsor Crowd Largely Backs Casino Plan

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 11:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie EAST WINDSOR, CT — If a vote was taken Tuesday night amongst the 400-plus in attendance at a “community conversation” on a proposed casino in town, it’s pretty clear that blackjack, craps, and slot machines would be in East Windsor’s future.

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