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February 11, 2016

Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 10, 2016

School Officials Want The State To Take The Lead On Changing School Start Times

by Jack Kramer | February 10, 2016 12:00pm

shutterstock Educators and officials are nearly unanimous in believing that teenage children would be better students if high school classes started later in the morning.

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February 3, 2016

Municipalities And Their Lobbyists Already Unhappy With Malloy’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Municipalities have largely been held harmless from state budget cuts for the past six fiscal years, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is no longer excluding them from the nearly $570 million in spending cuts he will announce later today.

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January 27, 2016

Shoreline Communities Give Mixed Signals About Medical Marijuana Business

by Jack Kramer | January 27, 2016 11:44am

Jack Kramer photo Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.

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January 26, 2016

Six Cities And Towns To Get Brownfield Money

by Cara Rosner | January 26, 2016 2:02pm

The state has awarded more than $1 million, collectively, to six cities and towns under a new program intended to give new life to areas that have multiple brownfield sites.

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January 20, 2016

Report: Connecticut Has 2nd Highest State and Local Tax Burden

by Staff Report | January 20, 2016 11:34am

In Connecticut, 12.6 percent of all income went toward state and local taxes in 2012, according to an annual ranking by the Tax Foundation.

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Connecticut’s Civic Participation Increases With Income

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2016 11:30am

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut residents are more likely than the rest of the country to volunteer and attend a public meeting, but a civic health report released Tuesday found several areas in need of improvement.

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November 6, 2015

Spin Doctors Selling Local Election Results

by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2015 2:16pm

CTNJ file photo As soon as the polls closed on Tuesday, the party machines went into action in an effort to convince the news media that their side had won this year’s municipal elections.

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November 3, 2015

Next Year Connecticut Voters Will Get Immediate Election Results, But Not In 2017

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 10:41pm

Christine Stuart photo Voters in Pennsylvania received timely election results on their computers and mobile devices Tuesday, but voters in Connecticut will have to wait until next year for a similar service.

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Republicans Target Malloy Even Though He’s Not On The Ballot

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s name isn’t on the ballot today, but you wouldn’t know it from the Republican Party’s rhetoric, robocalls, or mailers.

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