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July 18, 2017

Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 11:36am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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July 6, 2017

Court Monitor Finds DCF Is Still Falling Short of Meeting Children’s Needs

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 3:30pm

HARTFORD, CT — Caseloads are growing and children’s needs aren’t being met, according to the federal court monitor overseeing the Department of Children and Families.

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July 5, 2017

East Haven Mayor Loses Appeal; State Supreme Court Rules Against Double-Dipping

by Jack Kramer | July 5, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the Judicial Branch HARTFORD, CT — East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.’s attempt to get the state Supreme Court to reinstate his retirement benefits as a town firefighter — while also serving full time as the town’s top elected official — has failed.

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June 30, 2017

News Laws Go Into Effect July 1

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2017 12:09pm

(Updated 3:53 p.m.) Starting Saturday, a dozennew laws go into effect, including one that seeks to end cash-only bail for certain misdemeanors.

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June 20, 2017

Attorneys Take Social Services Department Back to Court

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 9:30 a.m.) Last week attorneys in a class action lawsuit asked the court to extend the consent decree with the Department of Social Services for two more years because they say the state is again falling behind in processing Medicaid applications.

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June 15, 2017

Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

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

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 12, 2017

Three More Medical Conditions May Be Added To Medical Marijuana Program

by Christine Stuart | June 12, 2017 11:07am

istock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is on its way to adding three more medical conditions to the list of those already eligible for medical marijuana.

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June 6, 2017

House Tables Recreational Marijuana After Debate

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2017 7:16pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - The House held a long-anticipated 90-minute debate Tuesday, but did not vote, on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

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Senate Sends Bill Targeting Hate Crimes to Malloy’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2017 5:08pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Senate joined the House Tuesday in passing legislation that supporters claim will give Connecticut the strongest hate crime laws in the country.

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