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May 19, 2017

OP-ED | Addressing the ‘Why’ in Sex Trafficking

by Jillian Gilchrest | May 19, 2017 8:00am

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously on legislation to address the demand side of sex trafficking, marking a major shift in the way our state addresses this crime.

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May 16, 2017

Dems Look To Marijuana, Gaming & Tolls To Fill Budget Hole; GOP Wants More Labor Savings

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 4:05pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Legislative Democratic leaders put forward a budget proposal Tuesday that legalizes marijuana, expands casino gaming, creates a paid Family and Medical Leave system, and reduces funding for Connecticut’s clean election system.

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May 8, 2017

Medical Marijuana Program Continues To Grow, As Debate About Legalization Continues

by Jack Kramer | May 8, 2017 12:00pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT - While the move to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut has hit a speed bump, the medical pot program continues to grow, now topping 18,000 patients.

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April 18, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody | April 18, 2017 10:00pm

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First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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April 17, 2017

Lawmaker Tells His Colleagues To Pay Attention To Federal Audit of Child Welfare Agency

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 4:55pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It was largely a public hearing about the spending cap, which is why his message in support of Connecticut’s children may have gotten lost. 

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Adoptees Try Again To Get Access To Their Birth Certificates

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would restore the right of every adopted adult citizen in Connecticut to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate is winding its way through the legislative process.

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April 5, 2017

Recreational Pot Snuffed Out By Judiciary Committee

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 3:52pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — It appears efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut have failed.

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March 31, 2017

Crumb Rubber Debate Continues

by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2017 1:36pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —(Updated 5:30 p.m.) The Planning and Development Committee narrowly approved a bill Friday that would prohibit the installation of crumb rubber ground cover on municipal and public playgrounds.

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OP-ED | Air So Great You Can Choke on It

by Susan Bigelow | March 31, 2017 10:00am

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In a futile effort to send West Virginia coal miners back to work, President Donald Trump has acted to roll back some of the Obama administration’s clean air rules. I hope you like your air extra chunky.

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March 24, 2017

Republicans Fall Short of Votes to Pass Health Plan in Blow to Trump Administration

by Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters | March 24, 2017 3:25pm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans in Congress lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. As a result, shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican replacement plan from the House floor.

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