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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 5:29am

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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August 17, 2016

Dems Decry GOP Use of Same Contractor for Both Senate Republican Sites & Campaign Voter Data

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.

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August 16, 2016

Fasano Requests Formal Opinion On Watchdog Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:25pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano has requested a formal opinion from Attorney General George Jepsen regarding the Malloy administration’s plan to withhold funding from three watchdog agencies.

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Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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August 12, 2016

Racial Profiling Group Struggles With How To Present Traffic Stop Data

by Jack Kramer | August 12, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

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August 10, 2016

Election Regulators Experience Backlog As Funding Disappears

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 4:17pm

New Haven Register file photo (Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.

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August 7, 2016

Retired State Supreme Court Justice Borden Dies at 79

by Christine Stuart | August 7, 2016 9:48pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden died on Sunday at age 79. He was an advocate for a more transparent judiciary, juvenile justice reform, and a proponent for changing the way police conduct criminal identification lineups.

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August 5, 2016

Feds Settle Dispute Over Voter Registration

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2016 4:04pm

The U.S. Justice Department settled its dispute with Connecticut officials Friday claiming the state has done enough to resolve concerns that it wasn’t complying with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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August 4, 2016

ConnectiCare Nearly Doubles Its Requested 2017 Rate Hike

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2016 12:51pm

Courtesy of CT-N A day before a public hearing on its requested off-exchange rate increase, ConnectiCare nearly doubled its original request for a rate hike from 24.3 percent to 42.7 percent.

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