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January 20, 2018

Women’s March 2018 Draws Another 10,000 to Hartford

by Doug Hardy | January 20, 2018 9:04pm

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HARTFORD, CT — When the Women’s March last year drew 10,000 people to the state Capitol, many wondered whether they would be able to maintain the enthusiasm and repeat the performance in 2018.

Turns out they did. The Capitol Police estimated this year’s crowd at around 10,000 once again.

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January 19, 2018

Applause for Tolls From Audience of Construction Workers

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2018 1:25pm

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SOUTHINGTON, CT — In alphabetical order, a majority of Democratic and one unaffiliated candidates for governor endorsed the idea of installing electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and received applause for it.

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Connecticut Watches As U.S. Senate Decides Spending Measure

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2018 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT —The U.S. House voted Thursday to keep the government open, but it’s unclear if the U.S. Senate will follow their lead.

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Federal Government Shutdown Looms; FEMA to End Aid to Displaced Puerto Rican Families in Connecticut

by Peter Urban | January 19, 2018 5:30am

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WASHINGTON — Congress struggled this week to reach agreement on a short-term spending bill needed to avoid a partial shutdown of government services at midnight Friday.

The House voted 230-197 Thursday evening in favor of a “continuing resolution” that would fund the government for another month. The issue is now in the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he is prepared to keep members working through the weekend to avoid a shutdown.

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OP-ED | As a Father and Teacher, I Find Donald Trump Extremely Disturbing

by Barth Keck | January 19, 2018 5:30am

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I am a father and teacher. I am deeply disturbed by President Donald Trump.

My dismay is not political. Instead, it involves his narcissistic and boorish behavior, underscored most recently by his characterization of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries.”

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OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | January 19, 2018 5:30am

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Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.

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January 18, 2018

Voting Record, Party Affiliation Becomes An Issue In Republican Contest

by Jack Kramer | January 18, 2018 3:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— The voting record - or rather lack of - might be an issue for one of the Republican candidates for governor.

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Murphy Seeks End to Discriminatory School Discipline Policies

by Peter Urban | January 18, 2018 12:01pm

screengrab WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday said he fears the Trump administration may take “a giant step backwards” when it comes to addressing school discipline policies that fall heaviest on minorities and disabled students.

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Connecticut Is Not Prime

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2018 10:23am

Courtesy of Amazon's website HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 12 p.m.) Connecticut won’t be home to Amazon’s second headquarters, according to information posted on the company’s website.

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January 17, 2018

Supreme Court: Connecticut’s Education System Is Flawed, But Not Unconstitutional

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 11:00pm

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Connecticut’s education system is imperfect, but not unconstitutional.

The decision may signal the end of 12 years of litigation over whether the state has been providing enough funding for its poorest school districts.

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