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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am

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There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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April 9, 2015

Labor Advocates Back Bill To Fine Large Employers Paying Less Than $15 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A Hartford daycare was the backdrop Thursday for a press conference on a union-backed bill that would fine large employers who pay their employees less than $15 an hour.

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April 8, 2015

Senate Blocks Closure of College Campus

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2015 11:30pm

Courtesy of Senate Democrats The state Senate unanimously blocked the planned closure of a satellite community college campus Wednesday and in the process sent a message to the Board of Regents that future campus closures will require legislative approval.

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February 16, 2015

Republicans Skeptical Of Malloy’s Sales Tax Proposal

by Hugh McQuaid | February 16, 2015 3:26pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republicans reacted with skepticism Monday to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to cancel a scheduled tax break on clothing under $50 in order to pay for an overall reduction in the sales tax rate.

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November 10, 2014

Malloy Gets Tour of Ebola Protocols At Middlesex Hospital

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2014 5:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Ebola may have disappeared from the front pages of newspapers, but healthcare professionals like those at Middlesex Hospital are still focused on making sure they know what to do if a patient shows up in their emergency room.

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September 18, 2014

Labor Unions Question Foley’s Business Record in Pennsylvania

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2014 4:51pm

Christine Stuart photo The Democratic Party and labor leaders spent Thursday afternoon reminding Connecticut voters about what happened at a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania once owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

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June 20, 2014

Senators Cite Increase in Accidents, Say Limit on Truckers’ Hours Should Stand

by Jhansi Katechia | June 20, 2014 9:31pm

Jhansi Katechia / CTNewsJunkie MIDDLETOWN — The June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others should have been a wake-up call for Congress, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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April 10, 2014

State Struggles To House Transgender Youth

by Hugh McQuaid | April 10, 2014 5:30am

istockphoto State prison officials were grappling Wednesday to establish a new policy for housing transgender inmates following a court order handing the Correction Department custody of a transgender minor.

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March 13, 2014

OP-ED | Locked Girls’ Facility to Open Despite Questions

by Susan Bigelow | March 13, 2014 9:09pm

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On March 19, the Department of Children and Families will be opening a 12-bed, locked treatment facility in Middletown for some of the most at-risk girls in the system. Questions remain, however, as to whether it’s a needed addition to the state’s treatment network, or just a symptom of a broken system.

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