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June 13, 2018

Malloy Vetoes DCF Oversight Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 13, 2018 1:18pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — In the name of preserving executive branch authority, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a fifth bill Wednesday that would would have expanded the oversight of a council that monitors the state Department of Children and Families.

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June 11, 2018

Poor People’s Campaign Calls For $15 Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | Jun 11, 2018 4:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth Monday that Bishop John Selders and a group of community advocates gathered outside the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to reignite the Poor People’s Campaign.

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June 7, 2018

Malloy Vetoes ‘School Safety’ Bill, Election Day Registration Bill

by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2018 6:35pm
Posted to: State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday vetoed two bills — one designed to address classroom safety and another that gives a town clerk final say on Election Day registration locations.

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Speaker Wants To Override Malloy’s Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2018 1:21pm
Posted to: State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:56 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t done signing legislation, but House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says he wants to override the governor’s two vetoes.

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Lawmakers Stand Firm On Elimination of Public Hearing Transcripts

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Good government advocates continued this week to criticize legislative leaders for ending the practice of transcribing public hearings, but at least two legislative leaders have defended it.

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June 6, 2018

Malloy Vetoes Small Manufacturing Tax Credit Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Wednesday that would allow owners or shareholders of pass-through entities like S corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies to use the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit against their personal income tax liability.

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Child Advocate’s Subpoenas Provoke Angry Response From Homeschoolers

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 3:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Some homeschool families rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday to complain that the Child Advocate’s office is scapegoating them by investigating how many homeschooled children have also had interactions with the Department of Children and Families.

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June 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | They Did What?

by Christine Stuart | Jun 5, 2018 10:43am
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — When the legislature writes and passes a budget on the last day of the legislative session there are bound to be things included in it that just don’t make sense or were well-intended but didn’t have enough bipartisan support.

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June 1, 2018

Jobs and Transportation Top Bond Commission Agenda

by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Financial Sector | Federal Budget | Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.

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May 31, 2018

What Did They Say? Legislative Leaders Eliminate Public Hearing Transcripts

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders decided without a public hearing to end the longstanding practice of having all its public hearings transcribed.

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