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May 24, 2017

House Leaders Say They Don’t Have The Votes For Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 3:50pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Several hours after the Senate passed a bill that would give Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes the exclusive right to open a third casino in the state, Democratic members in the House said the bill would not pass that chamber in its current form.

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Union Leaders Begin Selling Labor Deal to Members

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 2:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A day after a deal was struck between the governor and labor leaders that would save Connecticut $1.5 billion over the next two fiscal years, state workers were at the capitol Wednesday to show support for it.

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Administration Says Clock Is Ticking On Deficit Mitigation

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 1:27pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been five days since Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Ben Barnes asked legislative leaders to balance this year’s budget by passing a deficit mitigation plan and giving the Office of Early Childhood $6.8 million to pay providers.

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Bill Giving Drivers with ‘Priors’ A Second Chance Dies

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 11:00am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT —  Legislation that would have given those close to losing their license a second chance died in the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee Tuesday.

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Senate Gives Thumbs Up To Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:52am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) The state Senate approved a bill early Wednesday morning that would pave the way for Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to build a casino in East Windsor. The bill passed on a 24-12 vote after more than two hours of debate.

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Tentative Union Framework Approved By Coalition Leadership, Malloy

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:05am

Screengrab of A&R website HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a coalition representing the state labor unions announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday that they had agreed to reopen the contract currently governing health and pension benefits for state employees.

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May 23, 2017

House Forwards Early Voting Resolution To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 8:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House took the first step Tuesday toward allowing the electorate to decide whether to amend the Connecticut constitution to allow for early voting.

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House Passes Bill Expanding Pregnancy Protections

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved a bill, 120-30, Tuesday that would expand employment protections for women in the workplace under Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws.

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Democratic Lawmakers Breathe Sigh of Relief At Prospect of Union Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 2:11pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers were breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday after word that state employees were close to inking a concession deal with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Not Your Average Bear Or Amendment

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 11:43am

HARTFORD, CT— The Republican Party’s attempt to use a humorous Democratic amendment that was never called as a fundraising pitch may have fallen a little flat since it actually was proposed last year by a Republican lawmaker.

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