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April 16, 2014

Schriro Completes Consolidation Review, Releases Plan

by Hugh McQuaid | April 16, 2014 4:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo MIDDLETOWN — Emergency 911 calls will continue to be handled at consolidated dispatch centers under an Emergency Services and Public Protection Department plan that also shifts administrative calls back to regional state police barracks.

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McKinney Tells Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots He Would Support Repeal

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 2:05pm

CTNJ file photo Sen. John McKinney, who represents Newtown and supported stricter gun control measures, told the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots on Tuesday that if he was governor and the legislature sent him a repeal of the gun bill he would sign it.

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April 14, 2014

Report Highlights Cybersecurity Threats

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 3:45pm

Christine Stuart photo It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.

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April 10, 2014

State Struggles To House Transgender Youth

by Hugh McQuaid | April 10, 2014 5:30am

istockphoto State prison officials were grappling Wednesday to establish a new policy for housing transgender inmates following a court order handing the Correction Department custody of a transgender minor.

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April 4, 2014

‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Heads to Senate

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo The Judiciary Committee gave its approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it a crime to publicly share nude photos or video of a former partner on the Internet or any other public venue.

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April 3, 2014

Gun Control Advocates Celebrate Legislation and Support For Lawmakers Who Voted ‘Yes’

by Hugh McQuaid | April 3, 2014 12:40pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A coalition of gun control advocates on Thursday marked the anniversary of Connecticut’s sweeping 2013 firearm regulations and promised to support the re-election efforts of the public officials who helped to pass it.

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April 2, 2014

Drug Free Zone Bill Clears Judiciary Just Before Deadline

by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2014 5:34pm

Christine Stuart photo In a tight vote with just minutes to spare before its deadline, the Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday to reduce heightened penalty zones for selling drugs near schools.

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March 24, 2014

New Commissioner Reverses State Police Barrack Staffing Decision

by Hugh McQuaid | March 24, 2014 1:12pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro reversed part of a controversial policy implemented by her predecessor and ordered Monday that all state police barracks be continually staffed by troopers.

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March 21, 2014

Crime Drops In Connecticut

by Hugh McQuaid | March 21, 2014 4:05pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s senior criminal justice adviser reported positive statistics to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Friday at an annual briefing on Connecticut crime trends.

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Child Abuse Prevention Advocate Lobbies For Passage of ‘Erin’s Law’

by Hugh McQuaid | March 21, 2014 12:50pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A group of state lawmakers and a national advocate spoke Friday in favor of passage of a bill known as “Erin’s Law,” which requires that school children be taught to report sexual abuse by adults.

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