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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was formed to come up with recommendations on how to improve Connecticut’s stagnant economy, released information Tuesday about the $300,000 in donations that made its research possible.

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February 15, 2018

Fiscal Commission Creates Its Own Nonprofit

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget | Transparency

Courtesy of CT-N
HARTFORD, CT — When the General Assembly created a 14-member commission to study Connecticut’s fiscal stability and gave it a three-month window in which to complete their mission, it didn’t provide any funding to get the job done.

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January 2, 2018

OP-ED | The Connecticut Juvenile Training School Is A Symbol

by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 12:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown

middletown press / hearst file photo
As we’ve consistently said during the two-year period since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut’s prison for boys, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), would close, the goal should not be simply to close a building. In fact, in many ways CJTS is a symbol. It symbolizes what we believe about youth, their capacity to change, and their worth.

In calling for CJTS to close, we are NOT calling for the kids to simply be released home or to be kept in pre-trial detention. We are calling for the development of a juvenile justice system that works for even the most challenging youth with the most unacceptable behaviors.

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December 13, 2017

Energy Affordability Gap Widens

by Christine Stuart | Dec 13, 2017 12:21pm
Posted to: Energy | Equality | Nonprofits | Poverty

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Energy prices have crept back up over the past year and widened the energy affordability gap in Connecticut.

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December 11, 2017

Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Pays Settlement

by Jack Kramer | Dec 11, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Legal | Nonprofits

APT Foundation website HARTFORD, CT — APT Foundation and its chief executive officer agreed to pay $883,859 to the state and federal government to resolve allegations that it double billed Connecticut’s Medicaid program, according to government press releases.

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December 6, 2017

Bailout In Full Swing To Get Pretrial Detainees Home for the Holidays

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | New Haven

With permission from the Connecticut Bail Fund NEW HAVEN, CT — Keesha De’Silva was looking at spending 120 days in jail after getting arrested for sleeping in a park hours after being evicted, but the Connecticut Bail Fund was able to get her out.

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November 28, 2017

Amid State Funding Cuts, Nonprofits Rethink Their Operations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They rallied, they got arrested for refusing to leave the governor’s office during the height of the budget debate, but in the end they were handed some ugly budget cuts that have their organizations rethinking how they operate.

And just when they thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did.

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November 22, 2017

Bond Commission Poised To Approve Over $1 Billion In Borrowing

by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Nonprofits | Public Health | State Budget | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — One of the consequences of not having a budget for four months was an inability to put anything on the state’s credit card. Now that the state has a budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing $1.07 billion in bonding to be approved at a special meeting next week.

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October 27, 2017

It Could Be Lights Out For CT-N

by Christine Stuart | Oct 27, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Jobs | Media Matters | Nonprofits | State Budget | State Capitol

HARTFORD, CT — For the past 18 years the Connecticut Public Affairs Network has been airing unedited coverage of the General Assembly on the Connecticut Television Network, CT-N, but that coverage could be coming to an end next week.

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September 7, 2017

Community Providers Rally For A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | Sep 7, 2017 11:57am
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Budget | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 500 advocates, family members, and clients gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol to ask legislative leaders to pass a budget that funds services for their community.

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