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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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September 23, 2015

Bond Commission Gets Close To Malloy’s Self-Imposed Cap

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2015 11:53am

CTNJ file photo The state Bond Commission is poised to put another $93.7 million on the state credit card next week when it meets to approve a number of projects. The borrowing will bring it within $8.7 million of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s self-imposed, $2.5 billion bond cap for the year.

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September 21, 2015

Six Job Centers Will Remain Open, But Won’t Be Run By Labor Department

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2015 2:10pm

In early August when the Department of Labor announced it was laying off 95 employees, it also said it would close six job centers to correspond with those layoffs.

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lockbox” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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April 14, 2015

House Votes to Block Closure of Meriden Campus; Bill Heads to Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 7:34pm

Christine Stuart photo The House followed the state Senate’s lead Tuesday and passed legislation to block the state Board of Regents from closing a satellite community college campus in Meriden. The measure now heads to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

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