by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 4:34pm
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities released a report Monday calling on state policymakers to relieve local governments of the more than 1,200 mandates they say the state imposes on towns.
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by Cara Rosner | September 26, 2014 12:00pm
A panel tasked with analyzing Connecticut’s tax structure and suggesting policy options to “modernize” it will meet for the first time on Monday.
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by Staff Report | September 22, 2014 2:08pm
The Program Review and Investigations Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the availability of transitional services for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2014 1:55pm
The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed a complaint against Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May Tuesday, but not before offering some harsh criticism of the solicitation the state contractor sent last September to his employees.
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by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2014 4:46pm
Statewide data on 366,060 traffic stops shows that if you are a black or Hispanic driver in Connecticut, you are twice as likely to get stopped by police and more than twice as likely to have your vehicle searched.
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by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 5:30am
The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.
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by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2014 4:42pm
The property tax is one of the least sexy topics in politics. But the state’s largest municipal lobby is hoping to use this election cycle to get the conversation started.
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by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2014 11:30am
A draft plan released Friday afternoon by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families outlines how the state wants to move forward with improving children’s access to mental health services regardless of their insurance status.
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by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2014 5:30am
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified a $300,000 surplus Tuesday and promised to remain vigilant about the $249.2 million the federal government has not reimbursed the state for some of its Medicaid population.
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by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2014 3:32pm
Standing near the Old Main Street bridge in Rocky Hill, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.
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