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Video Interview: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Reflects on his 6 Month Mission to the Space Station
May 20, 2014 10:22 am
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July 25, 2014

Moms, Lawmakers Uncertain of DCF’s Direction

by Christine Stuart | July 25, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Following the Newtown shootings, the General Assembly told Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz in 2013 to come up with plan to eliminate barriers to mental and behavioral health services for all children, regardless of whether they’re under DCF care. But a group of mothers on Thursday expressed concern that Katz may be ignoring their kids.

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OP-ED | Here’s One Easy Budget Cut: Abolish The Lieutenant Governor’s Office

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 25, 2014 5:30am

Few things are certain in life, or so the saying goes, beyond death and taxes. But I’ve found another truism you can take to the bank. The office of the lieutenant governor should be dismantled, abolished, and dispatched by voters to where it belongs: in the dustbin of Connecticut’s sordid political history.

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July 24, 2014

State Bond Commission Gets Ready To Approve $722.3M In Borrowing

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Restoring the stained glass skylights at the state Capitol is just one of the many items on Friday’s state Bond Commission agenda.

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July 23, 2014

Cadmium Task Force Gets Off To Rocky Start

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2014 4:19pm

Christine Stuart photo A task force that was created to determine an acceptable level cadmium in children’s jewelry got off to a rocky start Wednesday when the decision to appoint two jewelry industry experts was questioned by Rep. Diana Urban.

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OP-ED | Giving Adoptees and Their Kids the Rights They Deserve

by Bill Finch | July 23, 2014 8:38am

I’m a proud father of four kids. So when the doctor asks for our family medical history, why does the government keep that information locked away? I may be the mayor of our state’s largest city, but because of outdated laws, I’m just another adoptee who is treated as a second-class citizen.

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July 22, 2014

2014 Surplus Revised Upward Due To Federal Funds

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2014 3:00pm

CTNJ file photo Earlier this month, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo predicted the state would end the year with a $33.2 million surplus. But thanks to additional federal money, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has revised revenues upward by $63 million over last month’s forecast.

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July 21, 2014

Boughton Gives Bacchiochi His Support

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had been teamed up with Heather Bond Somers, but last week he was offering state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi his full-throated support.

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July 3, 2014

Transportation Secretary Finds Support In Connecticut For Highway Trust Fund

by Christine Stuart | July 3, 2014 5:00pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stopped in Connecticut for a few hours Thursday to solicit the help of state officials in encouraging Congress to shore up the U.S. Transportation Department’s Highway Trust Fund.

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June 30, 2014

State Managers To Get Pay Increase This Week

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo On Tuesday about 2,000 state managers are set to receive a 3 percent pay raise.

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June 24, 2014

French Canadians Celebrate Their Heritage

by Madeline Stocker | June 24, 2014 5:00pm

Madeline Stocker photo More than 600 people gathered Tuesday at the State Capitol for Connecticut’s first-ever French Canadian Day, a celebration of French-Canadian culture hosted by state Sen. Gary Lebeau and Rep. Russell Morin.

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