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January 20, 2018

Women’s March 2018 Draws Another 10,000 to Hartford

by Doug Hardy | January 20, 2018 9:04pm

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HARTFORD, CT — When the Women’s March last year drew 10,000 people to the state Capitol, many wondered whether they would be able to maintain the enthusiasm and repeat the performance in 2018.

Turns out they did. The Capitol Police estimated this year’s crowd at around 10,000 once again.

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January 16, 2018

Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 10:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed through Tuesday with a promised veto of the restoration of funds for the Medicare Savings Program.

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Connecticut’s Budget Is Still In The Red After Latest Revenue Estimates

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 4:16pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Not counting the one-time windfall the state appears to have received from changes to the federal tax law, Connecticut’s revenues are still in the red by $260.1 million this fiscal year and $282.8 million in the next fiscal year.

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Overtime Costs Increase

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 5:29am

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HARTFORD, CT — The amount of money Connecticut spent on overtime between July and December 2017 increased by $13.9 million to $115.2 million.

Five state agencies that provide 24/7 services account for over 93 percent of those overtime expenditures.

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January 9, 2018

Longtime Assistant Attorney General Enters Race for AG

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2018 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Clare Kindall, an assistant attorney general for the past two decades, wants the opportunity to run the Attorney General’s office.

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January 5, 2018

Connecticut Lawmakers Expected to Debate Legalizing Marijuana Despite Federal Rule Change

by Jack Kramer | January 5, 2018 5:30am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — With the biggest state in the country now selling recreational marijuana and Massachusetts ready to start in a matter of months it’s a sure bet that legalizing pot will once again be a hot issue when the General Assembly session opens in February.

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January 3, 2018

Connecticut Retires Debt From Start of Recession

by Christine Stuart | January 3, 2018 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — It took nine years, but the state of Connecticut has finally paid off the Economic Recovery Notes it borrowed to keep the lights on back in 2009.

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January 2, 2018

Lembo Predicts $224M Deficit In 2018

by Christine Stuart | January 2, 2018 1:54pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — State Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Tuesday that the state is on track to end the year with a $224 million deficit, which is slightly higher than the $222.5 million Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office estimated last month.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Brace Themselves For Revenue Estimates

by Christine Stuart | January 2, 2018 5:29am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers are trying to find the silver lining in the tax package passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump before Christmas.

But will it impact January revenue estimates?

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December 29, 2017

OP-ED | Governor Griebel: Visions of Weicker Dancing In His Head?

by Terry Cowgill | December 29, 2017 5:30am

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The world is full of dreamers. And that’s a good thing. Dreamers make the impossible possible. In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, non-dreamers say “why,” but “I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

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