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January 20, 2017

Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 12, 2017

Malloy Vows To Help Residents With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2017 11:00am

CT-N ROCKY HILL, CT — While goods news has been hard to come by for eastern Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he hasn’t given up on finding a solution.

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Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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January 11, 2017

Public Safety Gets Organized, Readies Itself for Gaming Debate

by Christine Stuart | January 11, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie photo The public got its first look Tuesday at what a legislative committee with three co-chairmen from two different parties will look like.

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January 10, 2017

State Ends Relationship With Homecare Agency Over Its Refusal To Use New System

by Christine Stuart | January 10, 2017 5:30am

Duke.of.arcH via shutterstock One of Connecticut’s largest home care agencies claims it’s in a David versus Goliath battle with the Department of Social Services regarding its new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system.

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January 8, 2017

AFA No Longer An Option For State Employee Donations

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2017 12:21am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s official. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that the American Family Association will no longer be an option as a charitable payroll deduction for state employees.

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January 2, 2017

Task Force Recommends Improving Access To Civil Legal Counsel

by Jack Kramer | January 2, 2017 7:54am

FabrikaSimf via shutterstock A task force charged with improving access to legal assistance to the state’s poorer residents has come up with a litany of recommendations to address the problem – and some suggestions on how to pay for their initiatives.

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December 20, 2016

Saint Francis Wins State Approval For Medical Marijuana Research

by Jack Kramer | December 20, 2016 11:30am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A first-of-its kind research study that will test the effectiveness of using medical marijuana in place of oxycodone in patients suffering from pain from multiple rib fractures will be done at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Connecticut Hospice Will Use Marijuana To Reduce Opioid Usage

by Jack Kramer | December 20, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Hundreds, maybe thousands of stories have been written and told in the past few years about the impact the opioid crisis is having on young people, and their families, in the state of Connecticut.

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December 19, 2016

Anti-Gay Religious Group May Be Removed As Payroll Deduction Option

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The American Family Association, which has been able to receive payroll deductions from state employees for more than a decade, may be removed from the list after an exchange last week with state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

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