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January 17, 2018

Supreme Court: Connecticut’s Education System Is Flawed, But Not Unconstitutional

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 11:00pm

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Connecticut’s education system is imperfect, but not unconstitutional.

The decision may signal the end of 12 years of litigation over whether the state has been providing enough funding for its poorest school districts.

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Legislative Leaders Alarmed At Hospital Appeals

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 3:27pm

shutterstock MANCHESTER, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director sent legislative leaders a letter Wednesday to let them know most of the state’s hospitals are appealing the rate changes approved as part of the state budget.

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January 15, 2018

Rough First 2 Weeks For State’s New, $140M Medicaid Transportation Vendor

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2018 5:29am

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(UPDATED Monday, 1:15 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Michelle Chase uses the state’s non-emergency medical transportation service to get her developmentally disabled 3-year-old to her doctor appointments. But since Jan. 1, she’s had to wait two or three hours for the state’s new transportation contractor, Veyo, to arrange her rides.

She’s not the only one.

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January 9, 2018

Longtime Assistant Attorney General Enters Race for AG

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2018 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Clare Kindall, an assistant attorney general for the past two decades, wants the opportunity to run the Attorney General’s office.

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January 8, 2018

Malloy Will Nominate McDonald To Chief Justice

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2018 1:42pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his intention Monday to make Justice Andrew McDonald the first openly gay chief justice of any state in the country.

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General Assembly Votes To Restore Medicare Program, Malloy Still Prepared To Veto

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 8, 2018 12:57pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Despite some good fiscal news about one part of the income tax exceeding expectations by $900 million, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned that he might still veto the General Assembly’s plan to restore health benefits for the elderly and disabled.

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Hamden State Rep. Joins Group Exploring Race for Attorney General

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2018 10:30am

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A state representative from Hamden wants to know if he should join a growing crowd of candidates vying for attorney general.

Rep. Michael D’Agostino, a civil litigator for the past 20 years and a state representative for the past five, announced this weekend that he’s exploring a run for what could be one of the most hotly contested seats in 2018.

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Connecticut Officials Confident Medical Pot Is Safe From Feds

by Jack Kramer | January 8, 2018 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.

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January 3, 2018

DCF Chief Defends Actions Prior to Death of Hartford Teen

by Jack Kramer | January 3, 2018 5:29am

HARTFORD — During a recent legislative hearing the Department of Children and Families and other entities defended their actions concerning the starvation death of an autistic, non-verbal Hartford teenager, stating it was up to the legislature to change laws to help prevent future tragedies.

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December 15, 2017

Sentencing Commission Forwards Two Recommendations, Hit Pause On More Bail Changes

by Jack Kramer | December 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — A proposal that would allow some on the sex offender registry to petition to shorten their registration period or apply for removal from the registry was unanimously approved Thursday by the Sentencing Commission.

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