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June 16, 2017

Nonprofit Community Says Budget Delay Will Hurt Connecticut Residents

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Community Nonprofit Alliance members, who provide services to some of the state’s neediest residents, are concerned about what happens with their contracts if legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy can’t approve a budget by the end of June.

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June 15, 2017

VIDEO: The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

by The Hill | June 15, 2017 9:42pm

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Watch The Hill’s broadcast of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in its entirety.

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Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 14, 2017

Lembo, Senate Republicans Point Fingers Over Death of Charitable Giving Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 14, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —It was considered a small and necessary change to current statute by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, but after he pointed to Senate Republicans as the reason the legislation died, the Republicans are pushing back

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May 22, 2017

Report: Where You Live In Connecticut Matters

by Jack Kramer | May 22, 2017 11:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut generally ranks high for children’s and families’ economic, education, and health outcomes in an annual survey, but dig a little deeper using race and ethnicity and the numbers begin to change says a policy analyst with the Connecticut Association for Human Services.

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April 25, 2017

Sales Tax Proposal Pits Municipalities Against Nonprofits

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 2:16pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest organization of local leaders came out in support of a plan Wednesday to raise the state’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.99 percent as long as the increased hundreds of millions generated would be sent back to the municipalities.

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April 6, 2017

Environmentalists Advocate For Constitutional Amendment, Increased Funding

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates for Connecticut’s forests and parks joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to support a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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Hospitals Lobby Against Tax Structure

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut hospital executives and caregivers made what seems to have become an annual pilgrimage to the state Capitol Wednesday to oppose the state’s proposed reimbursement structure and a potential new property tax on state hospitals.

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March 23, 2017

Connecticut’s Anti-Poverty Agencies Would Be Devastated By Trump’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 4:25pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Federal anti-poverty programs started more than 50 years ago to help the neediest Americans would be completely wiped out by Republican President Donald Trump’s budget.

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March 16, 2017

State Settles Food Stamp Class Action By Improving Timeliness

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Five years after filing a federal lawsuit against the state to force it to issue food stamps in a timely manner, legal aid attorneys said they’ve reached a settlement.

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