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July 22, 2016

Feds Question Connecticut Democratic Party, Malloy Camp Over Fundraising

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 12:28pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election campaign and the Connecticut Democratic Party may have settled their fundraising dispute with state regulators, but a party official confirmed today that they are cooperating with a new investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office into claims of illegal fundraising.

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OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut Again

by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am

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Rhode Island is at it again. It’s only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut’s unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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State Employee Unions Continue Fight To Restore Jobs

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo One Connecticut union launched a television campaign while another has filed grievances in an effort to get some of the 1,125 laid-off state employees their jobs back.

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July 19, 2016

Third Wall Street Firm Downgrades Connecticut’s Bonds

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2016 5:20pm

shutterstock As of Tuesday, three of the four Wall Street credit rating agencies have downgraded Connecticut’s bonds since May.

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Deaf Community Rallies To Restore Public Interpreter Services

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2016 1:33pm

Christine Stuart photo The deaf community is inconsolable about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to eliminate the 40-person Department of Rehabilitation Services interpretation unit.

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July 18, 2016

Walker, Ritter Still Competing For Majority Leader

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 1:17pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Rep. Matt Ritter may be holding a fundraiser Thursday with Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in Rhode Island, but it doesn’t mean the two have teamed up to take over the number one and number two slot in the Connecticut House.

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July 14, 2016

Connecticut Drops 10 Spots In National Survey on Business Rankings

by Cara Rosner | July 14, 2016 10:30am

Connecticut is 43rd in the nation in CNBC’s 2016 Top States for Business rankings, sliding 10 spots from last year.

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July 11, 2016

State Borrowing Poised To Climb to $2.1B For The Year

by Christine Stuart | July 11, 2016 3:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The state Bond Commission is poised to borrow $188.6 million Tuesday for a number of projects, including $1 million for improvements to the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven.

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June 30, 2016

State Officials Express Concern About Supply of Opioid Reversal Drug

by Jack Kramer | June 30, 2016 4:28pm

shutterstock (UPDATED 6 p.m.) Legislators and health officials have spent a lot of time in recent weeks patting themselves on the back, claiming that Connecticut just passed the most forward-thinking, far-reaching legislation in the country to combat the state’s growing opioid epidemic.

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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | For Katharine Wade, A Moment of Introspection Is In Order

by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am

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In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?

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