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October 27, 2014

Latinos Refuse To Be Ignored

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of the Latino community gathered at the state Capitol last week to let the three gubernatorial candidates know they represent 14 percent of the state’s population and will not be ignored.

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August 21, 2014

Advocates Call For Outreach Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2014 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo Health care advocates told the Access Health CT Board of Directors Thursday that they need to consider hiring a group of outreach workers to help people enroll in health insurance.

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July 29, 2014

Litigation Between Independent Party Factions Threatens Party’s Ballot Access For 2014

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2014 12:00pm

ct.jud.gov The Independent Party has the ability to endorse a candidate for governor, but if two factions within the party can’t stop litigating each other or come to an agreement on a candidate, then no one will get the ballot line in November.

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July 16, 2014

Hartford Gun Buyback This Weekend

by Jhansi Katechia | July 16, 2014 2:40pm

Jhansi Katechia photo Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and a group of local organizations are teaming up with the Hartford Police Department to offer a gun buyback program in an effort to get guns off of Hartford’s streets.

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July 7, 2014

State To Invest $19.2M In Waterbury

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2014 4:57pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered some good news to the most distressed municipality in the state Monday when he announced that the state planned to spend about $19.2 million in Waterbury buying up properties, renovating old ones, and improving transportation options.

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July 3, 2014

Segarra Defends Stadium Despite Public Opposition

by Madeline Stocker | July 3, 2014 8:10am

Courtesy of the CIty of Hartford The threads of what Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra had formerly referred to as a “done deal” continued to unravel Wednesday evening, when he was forced to reword his original statement that building a $60 million stadium for a minor league baseball team was inevitable.

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June 12, 2014

Malloy Vetoes Ban on Chocolate Milk

by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | June 12, 2014 12:22pm

Courtesy of Twitter (Updated 2:37 p.m.) School children across the state can breathe a sigh of relief: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have prohibited the sale of chocolate milk in Connecticut schools.

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April 25, 2014

Drug Free School Zone Bill Quietly Dies

by Hugh McQuaid | April 25, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Legislation to reduce the size of “drug free zones” around schools died quietly in the Education Committee on Thursday following a meeting outside the House chamber.

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April 9, 2014

Senate To Push Ahead With GMO Grass Ban Despite Uncertain Future In House

by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.

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March 21, 2014

Rojas Questions Sharkey’s ‘Reverse PILOT’ Proposal

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 3:28pm

Christine Stuart photo He might be the Speaker of the House, but Brendan Sharkey’s proposal to get private colleges and hospitals to pay property taxes to municipalities is not a slam dunk.

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