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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was formed to come up with recommendations on how to improve Connecticut’s stagnant economy, released information Tuesday about the $300,000 in donations that made its research possible.

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February 20, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | No Guarantee Congress Will Act to Strengthen Background Checks

by Peter Urban | Feb 20, 2018 8:14pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | White House | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump now on board, it would seem a no-brainer that Congress would swiftly approve legislation to strengthen the federal background check system as proposed by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

Think again.

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Senate Democratic Caucus Goes It Alone on Sexual Harassment Press Conference

by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2018 2:21pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Equality | Labor | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Senate Democratic caucus said that in addition to reviewing their internal process for sexual harassment claims they’re hoping to raise legislation that would reform the complaint process for everyone in Connecticut, including the elimination of secret settlements.

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Republican Candidates Debate Before Debate

by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | West Haven

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —The debate over which candidates should be on stage Wednesday for the third Republican gubernatorial debate has already begun.

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February 19, 2018

With Bonding Capped At $1.9B, Agenda Receives Scrutiny

by Christine Stuart | Feb 19, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Hartford | Torrington

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $70 million Friday for investments in a handful of projects and businesses, including a parking garage, a soccer stadium, and a hydroponic vegetable farm in Torrington.

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Lawmaker Suggests Connecticut’s ‘Risk Warrant’ Gun Seizure Law Would Benefit Florida

by Christine Stuart | Feb 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Mental Health Care

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HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut lawmaker who helped draft the 1999 “risk warrant” legislation suggested Friday that states like Florida would benefit from a law that allows officials to remove a firearm from a home if a court finds the person at a high risk of violence or self-harm.

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February 16, 2018

Pregnant Prisoner Gives Birth in Cell

by Bhumika Choudhary | Feb 16, 2018 10:13pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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NIANTIC, CT — A female inmate gave birth in her cell early Tuesday morning at the York Correctional Institution, raising questions about the care of pregnant prisoners.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Mueller Indicts 13 Russians in Scheme to Rig 2016 Election

by CTNewsJunkie | Feb 16, 2018 1:59pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | National Security | White House

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies in an organized scheme to rig the 2016 presidential election.

The indictment, available for download below, includes charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senate Immigration Proposals Flounder; Florida Shooting Draws Outrage

by Peter Urban | Feb 16, 2018 7:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | New Britain | Mental Health Care

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WASHINGTON — The Senate this week failed to reach agreement on immigration reform, leaving in doubt the future for about 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children and could face deportation.

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Municipalities Shouldn’t Expect Road Money Anytime Soon

by Christine Stuart | Feb 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Local Politics | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Cities and towns across the state have been anxiously waiting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to release $30 million in funding for their local road projects, but it looks like they will have to wait a little longer.

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