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September 29, 2014

Municipal Lobby Warns of Unfunded State Mandates

by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 4:34pm

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities released a report Monday calling on state policymakers to relieve local governments of the more than 1,200 mandates they say the state imposes on towns.

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September 26, 2014

Tax Review Panel Convenes Monday

by Cara Rosner | September 26, 2014 12:00pm

istockphoto A panel tasked with analyzing Connecticut’s tax structure and suggesting policy options to “modernize” it will meet for the first time on Monday.

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September 22, 2014

Public Hearing Wednesday On Autism Services

by Staff Report | September 22, 2014 2:08pm

The Program Review and Investigations Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the availability of transitional services for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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September 16, 2014

Election Regulators Call NU Solicitation ‘Egregious’

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2014 1:55pm

Christine Stuart photo The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed a complaint against Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May Tuesday, but not before offering some harsh criticism of the solicitation the state contractor sent last September to his employees.

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September 11, 2014

Data Shows Minorities Are Stopped At Higher Rates in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2014 4:46pm

Statewide data on 366,060 traffic stops shows that if you are a black or Hispanic driver in Connecticut, you are twice as likely to get stopped by police and more than twice as likely to have your vehicle searched.

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Republicans Say Recent Murder Highlights Deficiencies In Risk Reduction Program

by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.

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September 9, 2014

Municipal Lobby Wants To Talk Taxes

by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2014 4:42pm

Courtesy of CCM The property tax is one of the least sexy topics in politics. But the state’s largest municipal lobby is hoping to use this election cycle to get the conversation started.

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September 8, 2014

Input Sought On Children’s Mental Health Report

by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2014 11:30am

CTNJ file photo A draft plan released Friday afternoon by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families outlines how the state wants to move forward with improving children’s access to mental health services regardless of their insurance status.

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September 3, 2014

Lembo Certifies Small Surplus, Promises to Monitor Medicaid Reimbursements

by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2014 5:30am

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified a $300,000 surplus Tuesday and promised to remain vigilant about the $249.2 million the federal government has not reimbursed the state for some of its Medicaid population.

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August 25, 2014

Malloy Would Support A Constitutional Amendment For Transportation Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2014 3:32pm

Christine Stuart photo Standing near the Old Main Street bridge in Rocky Hill, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.

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