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March 28, 2017

Bill Giving The City of New Haven Control of Union Station Advances

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 5:30am

Kyle Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every spring, the General Assembly considers a bill to give away, sell, or swap state-owned land.

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March 27, 2017

Advocates Try Again To Extend The Time Victims Have To Report Sexual Abuse

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT - A proposal to extend the amount of time adult victims of a sexual assault have to report the crime was the subject of an emotional Judiciary Committee public hearing last week.

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Public Offers Broad Support For Making Police Complaint Process More Transparent

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 5:30am

Art Olympic via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT - A bill ordering police departments to do a better job posting instructions about how to file a complaint against police received broad support at a public hearing Friday.

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March 22, 2017

Doctor’s Testimony Challenges Lawmakers Support For Legalizing Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 4:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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March 21, 2017

Police Officials Say More Education Will Reduce Connecticut’s ‘Dual Arrest’ Rates

by Jack Kramer | March 21, 2017 3:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Connecticut’s “dual arrest” rate, where both the aggressor and the victim in a domestic violence incident are arrested, far exceeds the national average, but law enforcement officials said that more education and not new legislation is the answer.

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March 20, 2017

Family Pushes Legislation To Make It Tougher On Convicts To Get Out Early

by Jack Kramer | March 20, 2017 3:05pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —  (Updated 5:08 p.m.) A few weeks after a convicted murderer walked out of a court a free man, family members of the victim made a passionate plea to make those convicted of serious crimes serve their full sentences.

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March 16, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers Aim To Strengthen Hate Crime Penalties, Forget To Include Republicans

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 2:11pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A group of Democratic lawmakers said Thursday that hate has no place in Connecticut and it’s necessary to pass legislation that strengthens hate crime laws.

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New Bipartisan Coalition Calls For Action on Education Funding

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

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A new nonprofit organization is trying in a bipartisan manner with “out of the box voices” to convey the urgency of coming up with a formula for how the state funds education.

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State Settles Food Stamp Class Action By Improving Timeliness

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Five years after filing a federal lawsuit against the state to force it to issue food stamps in a timely manner, legal aid attorneys said they’ve reached a settlement.

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March 9, 2017

Local Elected Officials Tell Lawmakers To Take Teacher Pension Shift Off the Table

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 1:07pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A group of local elected officials said Thursday that it is illegal for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to shift about a third of the state’s contributions to the Teacher’s Retirement System to cities and towns.

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