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February 8, 2016

Tribes Have Yet To Select Location For Hartford Area Casino

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 4:46pm

CTNJ file photo The chairmen of the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos said they are still in the process of narrowing down a location for a Hartford-area casino.

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Access Health Increases Enrollment In Third Year

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 2:51pm

Christine Stuart photo During the third year of the Affordable Care Act, 116,019 Connecticut residents signed up for plans through the exchange with four private insurance carriers.

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Merrill Seeks Automatic Voter Registration At DMV In Bid To Hike Turnout

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 1:14pm

Photo contributed by the Secretary of the State's office. To boost voter registration, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is asking legislators to back a plan that would automatically add anyone doing business with the Department of Motor Vehicles to the voter rolls.

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Brookfield Woman Sues After GOP Officials Bar Her From Voting In Republican Primary

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 5:30am

Contributed A former Brookfield Board of Education member is asking a federal judge to overturn a loyalty test imposed by the town’s Republican leaders that bars her from voting in the GOP’s April 26 presidential primary.

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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the New Austerity

by Susan Bigelow | February 5, 2016 10:00am

The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should be a brutal battle between the governor and state employee unions, with the legislature caught in the middle.

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OP-ED | Middle Class Jobs, American Dreams Sold Out to Highest Bidders

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 5, 2016 8:00am

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For Stamford resident Matt Olson, a career in IT was the pathway to the American dream. A New Mexico native, who experienced hard times as a kid when his mother became ill and drowned in medical expenses, he graduated with a computer science degree in 1997 and went to work for Sandia National Labs. There, he was paid to go into an accelerated Masters program. By 2001, on his first consulting project, he was making $150 an hour. As Olson observes, “Now that was a labor shortage.”

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OP-ED | FOI Norwalk Style and No Violins For Shankar

by Terry Cowgill | February 5, 2016 5:30am

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Of all the issues that arise in national, state and municipal government, few of them raise my hackles like public officials who try to block access to information that should be available to the public.

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Governor Proposes Legislation To Change Handicapped Parking Symbol

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2016 5:29am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is on board with changing the handicapped parking symbol on signs throughout the state.

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February 4, 2016

OP-ED | Lawyers Need To Talk To Their Doctors

by Matthew C. Katz | February 4, 2016 3:49pm

It was hard to know whether to laugh or cry at the recent op-ed from Neil Ferstand, executive director of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

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Nonprofit Community Warns of Cuts To Safety Net

by Rowan Kane | February 4, 2016 3:30pm

Rowan Kane photo The private nonprofit community that takes care of Connecticut’s neediest and disabled residents said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes the “most devastating cuts we’ve ever seen.”

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