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May 26, 2017

Lembo Tries To Renew Connecticut Debate Over Health Insurance Public Option

by Cara Rosner | May 26, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With 800,000 Connecticut residents at risk of losing their health insurance if the American Health Care Act becomes law, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo says expanding Medicare and creating a public health insurance option would help ensure people continue to have coverage.

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May 23, 2017

Union Officials Criticize Judicial Nominations With Concessions On The Horizon

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Union officials criticized the Judiciary Committee Monday for approving the nominations of 13 attorneys to the Superior Court.

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May 22, 2017

OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Helps Urban Residents the Most

by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 9:59pm

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It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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State Lawmakers Make Plea To Colleagues Over Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 12:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Regional officials and lawmakers from eastern Connecticut want to make sure the General Assembly acts this year to help homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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May 16, 2017

House Finds Unanimous Support For Increasing Computer Crime Penalty

by Jack Kramer | May 16, 2017 6:01pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Noting that computer extortion has been increasing at a rapid rate in both the public and private sector, the House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would increase criminal penalties for the crime.

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May 15, 2017

Labor Negotiations Reach A Critical Point As Layoff Notices Go Out

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has tried mightily not to negotiate with Connecticut’s labor unions through the news media.

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May 10, 2017

Malloy Nominates 13 To Superior Court

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 11:09am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the nominations of 13 attorneys to fill some of the 40 vacancies in Superior Court. He will make an additional four nominations in the coming days, but won’t be filling all the vacancies.

Former Sen. Eric Coleman of Bloomfield, who resigned from his seat after winning re-election, to presumably be nominated to a judgeship is not among the 13 names announced Wednesday.

“One of my most important duties as Governor has been to nominate a selection of qualified and diverse judicial nominees who possess the qualities that mirror the residents of our state while also meeting the high principles and integrity that our citizens deserve,” Malloy said. “It is a careful, meticulous process because we want to ensure that the men and women who sit on our bench will serve our state with distinction, fairness, competence, ethics, and above all, respect for the people of Connecticut.”

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May 9, 2017

Geographic Lines Begin To Form On Third Casino

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

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Geographic divides, more so than partisan, emerged Monday as a key committee debated legislation to allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes to build a casino in East Windsor.

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May 8, 2017

Medical Marijuana Program Continues To Grow, As Debate About Legalization Continues

by Jack Kramer | May 8, 2017 12:00pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT - While the move to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut has hit a speed bump, the medical pot program continues to grow, now topping 18,000 patients.

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May 5, 2017

Pitched Battle Over Franchise Laws For Electric Car Companies

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2017 2:30pm

Andrei Tudoran / Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Score one for the Connecticut car dealers in the latest attempt to keep Tesla, an American electric car maker, from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.

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