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February 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Little Special Election That Could? Windsor Republican May Tip Senate to GOP

by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 5:30am

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As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.

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Lawmakers Renew Debate Over Workers’ Comp Coverage For PTSD

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 5:29am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.

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January 27, 2017

OP-ED | Stop Normalizing Sexual Assault

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 27, 2017 8:00am

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“Boys will be boys.”
“Locker room talk.”
“His life will be ruined.”
“But I know him, he’s such a nice guy.”

We’ve all heard such excuses for sexual harassment and assault. Here’s a new one I’ve been hearing in recent days: “But he’s made so many contributions to the town.”

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January 24, 2017

Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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January 19, 2017

Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 4:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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January 6, 2017

Diverse Stakeholders Offer Solutions

by Jack Kramer | January 6, 2017 3:40pm

Courtesy of CCM Budgeting that encourages economic innovation, expanding the role of regional councils of governments and alliances, more regional transportation and tax reforms are just a few of the recommendations being proposed by a self-proclaimed economic summit team.

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January 5, 2017

OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year

by Susan Bigelow | January 5, 2017 5:30pm

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Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.

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December 13, 2016

Water Conservation Efforts Would Be More Effective If Mandated By Municipalities

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 12:41pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT – Taking proactive measures to battle continuing drought conditions in the state is better left to municipalities than utility companies, is what environmentalists and an audience of state officials and legislators heard from experts Tuesday.

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December 6, 2016

Mattress Recycling Program Is Working

by Cara Rosner | December 6, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of Sad City Hartford A program intended to make it easier for Connecticut residents to recycle old mattresses diverted 150,000 mattresses from landfills in its first year, according to the nonprofit running it.

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November 22, 2016

Washington Post Party Causes Connecticut Casino Tensions to Flare

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A Connecticut state Senator didn’t pull any punches in a Nov. 18 letter to a top executive at MGM Resorts International criticizing the company for an election night party it sponsored at the Washington Post.

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