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August 15, 2017

Murphy Reaches Halfway Point In 103 Mile Trek

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 2:46pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MERIDEN, CT — One of the big reasons why U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy does his “Walk Across Connecticut” tours, he said, is that he gets the kind of interaction and conversation with constituents that he never has sitting behind his desk in Washington.

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School Officials Pressure Lawmakers To Reach A Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2017 1:03pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MERIDEN, CT — School superintendents from throughout Connecticut gathered Tuesday in front of Maloney High School for a press conference to highlight the problems they’re facing because the state has yet to pass a budget.

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August 1, 2017

Schools Brace For Absence of State Budget, Funding Formula

by Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 9:57pm

Courtesy of CTN MERIDEN, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not afraid to impose his idea of fair funding when it comes to distributing education aid to cities and towns, but not everyone is going to appreciate it.

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July 21, 2017

Follow Up Study Narrows Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops to 18 Police Officers

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2017 12:00pm

ART OLYMPIC VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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August 29, 2016

Walk and Rally Highlight Addiction Crisis

by Jack Kramer | August 29, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie Sue Willette gets emotional when she talks about the struggles her sons have had with drug addiction, but she is determined to tell the story.

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March 24, 2016

State To Close Centers For Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2016 2:34pm

google streetview The Department of Developmental Services announced Thursday that it plans to close its regional centers in Meriden and Stratford by the end of June.

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February 1, 2016

Malloy Pushes For Lockbox 48 Hours Before Start of Session

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 4:38pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed confidence Monday that he would get the supermajority he needs to send a question about a constitutional lockbox for transportation funds to voters in November.

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January 26, 2016

Six Cities And Towns To Get Brownfield Money

by Cara Rosner | January 26, 2016 3:02pm

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 15, 2016

OP-ED | SCOTUS Case Threatens Student Outcomes

by Erin Benham | January 15, 2016 11:00am

There is an important case working its way through the U.S. Supreme Court that could hurt teachers’ and administrators’ efforts to provide our students the quality public education they deserve. The court on Jan. 11 heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a lawsuit whose plaintiffs claim is about free speech. In reality, it’s about silencing the voices of all working people by restricting the rights of public employees like myself and my colleagues.

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October 30, 2015

OP-ED | Election 2015: What to Watch for on Election Night

by Susan Bigelow | October 30, 2015 11:00am

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Yes, the time of year when election signs are plastered all over town is just about over. Municipal elections are finally here! What should we be watching for on election night 2015?

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