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December 21, 2014

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by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 12:00am

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December 20, 2014

‘Never Forgetting Ferguson’ Rally Draws About 200 to Connecticut Capitol

by Christine Stuart | December 20, 2014 6:40pm

Doug Hardy photo HARTFORD — More than 200 people marched to the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon to make sure no one forgets about the death of Michael Brown, whose shooting by a police officer earlier this year in Ferguson, Missouri, has led to an ongoing series of demonstrations and protests throughout the country.

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December 19, 2014

DiNardo Ends 10-Year Tenure as Democratic Party Chair

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 3:00pm

CTNJ file photo Nancy DiNardo, the long-time chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, will not return to the position next year and will instead run for the party’s vice chair position. DiNardo has endorsed Vice Chair Nick Balletto to succeed her.

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State Banking Chief Is 5th Commissioner To Leave Malloy Administration

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 2:12pm

Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin will retire in January after 40 years with the department.

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December 18, 2014

Malloy’s Second Administration Begins To Take Shape

by Christine Stuart | December 18, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t starting his administration from scratch as he prepares for his second term, but there will be some changes.

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December 17, 2014

Early Legislation Focuses On Term Limits, Campaign Finance

by Hugh McQuaid | December 17, 2014 3:43pm

With less than a month before the start of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers have begun filing bills on topics ranging from new term limits for public officials to changes in the state’s public-funded campaign program.

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State Wins $45M Health Innovation Grant

by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut will receive $45 million in federal funds to help it redesign how the state pays for and delivers health care.

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December 16, 2014

Local Officials Upset Over State’s Proposed Water Pollution Permit

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 4:04pm

Christine Stuart photo Municipal leaders are gearing up for a fight over how often they clean their storm drains and catch basins and track illicit discharges that end up polluting Connecticut’s rivers and streams.

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Doba to Depart, Campaign Spokesman Will Replace

by Hugh McQuaid | December 16, 2014 11:27am

Hugh McQuaid File Photo Andrew Doba, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s communications director, will depart next month and be succeeded by Mark Bergman, who served as Malloy’s spokesman during the governor’s re-election campaign.

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Donovan Lands Job With CEA

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Former Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, who has struggled to find employment since losing a 2012 Congressional primary to U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, has landed a job with the Connecticut Education Association.

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