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August 18, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Jam-packed Month Of Music, Comedy, Sports, And Theater On The Horizon

by Kelly Byrnes | August 18, 2017 4:52pm


Zany comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias heads to Foxwoods’ Grand Theater for a pair of weekend shows Sept. 2-3.

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Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 1:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

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Merrill Will Seek Third Term; Lesser Won’t Primary

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 12:34pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:40 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, who said she would have waited to announce her 2018 re-election if democracy wasn’t under attack, filed her paperwork Friday to seek a third term.

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Regulators Ask Dominion For Financial Information

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Energy regulators opened their discussion about the future of the Millstone Nuclear Facility in Waterford with some questions about the economic viability of the facility, which is owned by Dominion Energy.

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OP-ED | State Bill Endorses Media Literacy for Students; Adults Need It, Too

by Barth Keck | August 18, 2017 5:30am

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While Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were busy with budget battles this summer, other news from Hartford slipped through the cracks.

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August 17, 2017

OP-ED | What Remains But The Fight?

by Susan Bigelow | August 17, 2017 8:00pm

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Let me go outside, and see the birds and the trees and the deep blue of the sky, and let them give me life again. Let my weariness and guilt and horror sink into the ground, let the wide river carry them all away, and let me be ready for whatever comes next.

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Legislative Leaders: Sales Tax Increase Will Be Part of Final Budget

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 4:09pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic legislative leaders said they’re getting close to a budget deal that will raise the sales tax, but not as much as 6.99 percent.

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BLS: Connecticut Sees Slight Loss in Jobs in July

by Jack Kramer | August 17, 2017 1:37pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 600 jobs in July though its unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5 percent, according to survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Connecticut’s Elected Officials Rally Against Hate, Trump & White Supremacists

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5 p.m.) Middletown Mayor Dan Drew gathered about 75 people Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford to denounce Republican President Donald Trump’s comments following the events in Charlottesville.

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Insurance Department Recoups $4 Million

by Jack Kramer | August 17, 2017 6:43am

Screengrab of DOI website HARTFORD, CT — More than $4 million has been recovered, the majority for policyholders and some for the state, by the Connecticut Insurance Department in the first six months of 2017.

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