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April 18, 2017

Connecticut’s Firearms Industry Loses Economic Output, Jobs According To Industry Group

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of NSSF The firearm and ammunition industry is doing quite well across the country although Connecticut’s gun business is not part of that growth, a new study shows.

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April 7, 2017

Bill Requiring Gun Owners To Show Law Enforcement Their Permit Dies in Committee

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2017 5:29am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Proponents conceded defeat Thursday on a bill that would have given law enforcement permission to ask a person to see their gun permit.

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April 6, 2017

Malloy Mothballs Another Prison Annex

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2017 6:20am

ctnewsjunkie file photo A portion of a correctional center in Montville has been shut down as a result of state’s declining prison population.

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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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Bill Codifying Solitary Confinement Practices Advances

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - The Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut prisons.

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March 30, 2017

Drone Bill Flies Through Committee

by Jack Kramer | March 30, 2017 5:30am

Alexander Kolomietz via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Proponents who want to let police use drones to help in law enforcement are hoping the fourth time is the charm.

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March 27, 2017

Advocates Try Again To Extend The Time Victims Have To Report Sexual Abuse

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT - A proposal to extend the amount of time adult victims of a sexual assault have to report the crime was the subject of an emotional Judiciary Committee public hearing last week.

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Public Offers Broad Support For Making Police Complaint Process More Transparent

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 5:30am

Art Olympic via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT - A bill ordering police departments to do a better job posting instructions about how to file a complaint against police received broad support at a public hearing Friday.

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March 22, 2017

Doctor’s Testimony Challenges Lawmakers Support For Legalizing Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 4:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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