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November 29, 2017

Bond Commission Approves Money For XL Center, Silver Sands

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2017 12:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Borrowing $40 million for improvements to the XL Center and $9.1 million for bath houses and lifeguard stands at Silver Sands State Park were two controversial items approved Wednesday by the state Bond Commission.

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November 28, 2017

Milford Officials Make 11th Hour Plea To Stop Improvements At Silver Sands

by Jack Kramer | November 28, 2017 1:31pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MILFORD, CT — A day before the state Bond Commission is expected to vote on whether to approve $9.1 million for renovations at Silver Sands State Park, a bevy of Milford officials and lawmakers held a press conference to say they don’t want the money or the project.

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October 12, 2017

Milford Senator Comes Under Fire For Use of Racial Slur

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2017 1:37pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Gayle Slossberg, who co-chairs the legislature’s Education Committee, came under fire from a College Democrats group at the University of Connecticut for using the “N-word, without euphemisms, within the context of its presence in the books.”

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September 26, 2017

DeLauro Faces Challenge From Her Own Party

by Jack Kramer | September 26, 2017 1:51pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MILFORD, CT — Milford Alderman Bryan Anderson announced Tuesday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a fellow Democrat who has held the seat for 26 years.

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September 5, 2017

Dozens of Communities Consider Joining Opioid Lawsuit

by Cyrus dos Santos | September 5, 2017 4:30am

shutterstock WATERBURY, CT — Waterbury and possibly dozens of other Connecticut cities and towns are taking 11 pharmaceutical companies and three doctors to court for using deceptive practices in promoting opioids as a treatment for chronic pain.

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July 7, 2017

Malloy Vetoes Changes To Affordable Housing Law, Two Other Bills

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2017 11:57am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 4:30 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Friday that he said would make it easier for municipalities to “deny proposed affordable housing projects and shield themselves from an appeals process designed to overcome local resistance to fair and affordable housing.”

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August 24, 2016

Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 4:29am

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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April 30, 2016

Lawmaker Struggles To Sell Bill To Help American Car Company Open Retail Stores

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 2:59pm

Christine Stuart file photo Unable to find a compromise, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, gave up on legislation that would have allowed electric car manufacturers like Tesla to sell directly to customers in Connecticut.

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April 18, 2016

Committee Approves Tesla Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 10:12pm

lon seidman file photo A bill to allow Tesla Motors to circumvent local car dealerships and sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut has advanced.

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April 11, 2016

OP-ED | DMV Reform Bill Will Reduce Wait Times

by David Stevens | April 11, 2016 2:00pm

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The tax collection system that the Department of Motor Vehicles currently operates is inefficient and part of the problem everyone wants to avoid at the DMW — wait times. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s DMV reform bill is a common sense step in fixing the issue and modernizing the DMV.

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