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May 14, 2015

Rowland Attorney Fights For Former Governor’s Freedom During Appeal

by Elizabeth Regan | May 14, 2015 4:00pm

Douglas Healey file photo for CTNJ Federal prosecutors are asking a judge not to give former Gov. John G. Rowland a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.

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May 13, 2015

Top Lawmakers Say More Communication Needed on Bill to Protect Firefighters

by Elizabeth Regan | May 13, 2015 3:06pm

Elizabeth Regan A compromise may be brewing for a bill that would shift the burden of proof to municipalities in worker’s compensation cases involving firefighters with certain cancers.

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May 12, 2015

Malloy Nominates Four To Superior Court

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2015 12:21pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated three men and one woman to the Superior Court bench Tuesday.

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May 6, 2015

Ritter Ushers Through Bill Related to Incident Described As ‘Shoveling While Black’

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of ESPN Rep. Matt Ritter of Hartford told his colleagues in the House on Tuesday to Google “Doug Glanville” to learn more about the incident that prompted him to introduce legislation barring municipal police from crossing over municipal borders to enforce a local ordinance.

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April 29, 2015

OP-ED | Budget Committee’s Spending Cap Maneuvers Are Unconstitutional

by Peter C. Bowman | April 29, 2015 5:30am

In 1639, Connecticut created the first written constitution of any known government. Called the “Fundamental Orders,” this constitution created a structure by which the settlers and residents of Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford could maintain an “orderly and decent government.”

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April 28, 2015

Jepsen Encourages Lawmakers To Settle Rowland Labor Dispute

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2015 5:17pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen met with legislative leaders Tuesday afternoon and encouraged them to accept a settlement for damages resulting from former Republican Gov. John G. Rowland’s decision to lay off more than 2,000 unionized employees in 2003. The monetary portion of the settlement could surpass $100 million, depending upon a variety of factors.

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April 23, 2015

Gonzalez Changes Vote On Chief Justice, But It’s Not What You Think

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut court system’s loudest critic — Rep. Minnie Gonzalez, D-Hartford — had a change of heart Wednesday about the reconfirmation of Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers.

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April 20, 2015

Election Regulators To Democratic Party: No Way

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 5:30am

State election regulators have denied a motion from the Democratic Party seeking an early ruling on whether one of their election mailers was improperly paid for last year.

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April 16, 2015

Jepsen Lays Out Gambling Expansion Concerns

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 2:43pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen met with legislative leaders Wednesday to outline his legal concerns over allowing the state’s two federally recognized tribes open up a casino outside their reservations.

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April 13, 2015

‘Dark Money’ Group Causes Confusion Over Tribal Lending Complaint

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 2:58pm

Christine Stuart photo A conservative group that is not required to disclose its donors is ramping up its campaign against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Banking Department for action it’s taken regarding two tribal lending organizations.

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