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September 28, 2015

Bond Commission Poised To Purchase Amistad Replica

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2015 1:15pm

Helen Bennett file photo The state Bond Commission is scheduled to approve $620,000 in borrowing so that a newly formed nonprofit can purchase the Amistad replica out of receivership and make the necessary repairs.

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September 18, 2015

OP-ED | Reading the Tea Leaves in Primary Results

by Susan Bigelow | September 18, 2015 1:00pm


SUSAN BIGELOW When it was all over at last, incumbents in three major cities found themselves rejected by their own party’s voters. What happened, and what does it mean — if anything?

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September 11, 2015

OP-ED | Night of the Living Primaries—2015 Edition!

by Susan Bigelow | September 11, 2015 10:00am

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Primary night is finally upon us! Here’s a quick rundown of possible outcomes, questions that will hopefully be answered, and what’s at stake.

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July 16, 2015

Malloy Touts New Law to Curb Heroin Overdoses in Hard-Hit Eastern Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan | July 16, 2015 12:15am

Elizabeth Regan Gary Mendell, a father from Easton, was in New London on Wednesday to talk about the role the government can play in shifting society’s response to drug addiction from shaming to saving.

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July 8, 2015

Governor Signs ‘Historic’ Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.

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April 21, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Tax Exemption for Large Political Donors Passes House

by Jordan Fenster | April 21, 2015 5:00am

With no fanfare and little acknowledgement, a bill was passed in the House last week that would offer people who give huge sums of money to politically focused nonprofits a way to avoid paying taxes on those gifts.

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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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October 16, 2014

Visconti Tries To Steer Opponents Toward Budget Deficit

by Hugh McQuaid | October 16, 2014 9:41pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo NEW LONDON — During his first gubernatorial debate appearance, third-party candidate Joe Visconti used nearly every question to try to get Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley to debate projected state budget deficits.

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October 14, 2014

Family Keeps Sen. Maynard On Ballot Despite Uncertain Recovery

by Hugh McQuaid | October 14, 2014 12:59pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Sen. Andrew Maynard will appear on the ballot next month despite continued complications with his recovery from injuries sustained during a serious fall at his Stonington home 11 weeks ago, according to a Tuesday statement from his family.

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Visconti Gets His Turn

by Hugh McQuaid | October 14, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo While his major party opponents are busy playing host to high-profile surrogates this week, unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti is hoping to make a “quantum leap” in voter support with his first debate appearance.

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