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December 21, 2014

CTNewsJunkie Needs Your Support Today!

by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 1:00am

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March 26, 2015

Nonpartisan Analysts: 2015 Budget Is Running A $191M Deficit

by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Nonpartisan legislative analysts estimated Wednesday that the 2015 budget deficit is even worse than what Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration projected last week.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.

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March 23, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Decries GOP Budget, Talks Tactics

by Jordan Fenster | March 23, 2015 8:58pm

Jordan Fenster / CTNewsJunkie Arguing that the Republican-proposed budget targets the middle class, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., stopped by Connecticut’s capitol Monday to decry what he said was a “disingenuous and deceptive” federal funding plan that “engages in gimmicks and magic asterisks.”

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OP-ED | AIDS CT Applauds Governor’s Bill to Address Opiate Epidemic

by Shawn Lang | March 23, 2015 4:20pm

Between 2009 and 2014, there were more than 2,000 accidental and unintentional opioid involved deaths that occurred in 150 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. Nationwide, 18- to 24-year-olds are more likely to die from drug overdoses, primarily from prescription pain relievers, than from motor vehicle accidents.

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March 20, 2015

Malloy Nominates In-Law of Top Fundraiser To Insurance Post

by Christine Stuart | March 20, 2015 3:28pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday afternoon nominated Katharine L. Wade, a former Cigna Corp. executive and daughter-in-law of a top Democratic Party fundraiser, to be insurance commissioner.

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OP-ED | Eminent Domain on Steroids? A New Bill Threatens Cities and Towns

by Gail Lavielle | March 20, 2015 12:07am

How would you feel if a group of people who lived elsewhere in the state and whom no one had elected were to take over certain planning and zoning functions in your town or city and unilaterally make critical decisions about entire neighborhoods – like who could own property there, and what they could do with it?

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March 19, 2015

Lawmakers Look At Loosening Local Funding Requirements Amid Declining School Enrollment

by Elizabeth Regan | March 19, 2015 6:12pm

Elizabeth Regan photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey wants to change a state law that restricts local school districts from decreasing their spending — regardless of enrollment decreases — in order to receive the same amount of state funding.

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March 17, 2015

Tribal Leaders Say Jobs Are At Stake

by Elizabeth Regan | March 17, 2015 4:49pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two tribal chairmen, a delegation of casino workers, and several Democratic lawmakers warned that Connecticut could lose as many as 18,000 jobs if the state fails to expand gambling.

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March 16, 2015

Both Sides Get Ready To Debate End of Life Issues

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 3:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents of a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives are hoping modifications to last year’s proposal, a change of venue, and national awareness of the issue will help get the bill passed.

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