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July 19, 2016

Blumenthal, Bridgeport Discuss Police & Community Relations In Wake of Shootings

by Jack Kramer | July 19, 2016 5:30am

It seems like a day doesn’t pass without another incident in which either a black man or a police officer has been shot.

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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 15, 2016

State Officials: No Connecticut Law Violated When It Comes To Crumbling Foundations

by Cara Rosner | July 15, 2016 1:58pm

An investigation into deteriorating foundations affecting hundreds of Connecticut homeowners - and the impact on their insurance policies - has found that Connecticut consumer protection laws were not violated, according to state officials.

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July 11, 2016

Report: Connecticut Falls Behind In Paying Early Childhood Educators

by Jack Kramer | July 11, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock Connecticut is falling behind on paying competitive wages, workforce policies, and family and income support initiatives, according to the Early Childhood Workforce Index, the first-ever comprehensive state-by-state analysis of early childhood employment conditions and policies.

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June 21, 2016

Cities and Towns Encourage Legal Opinion On ‘Unclaimed’ Bodies

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 8:30am

Connecticut cities and towns want Attorney General George Jepsen to weigh in with a formal legal opinion about the Chief Medical Examiner’s decision to make any “unclaimed” dead person the municipalities responsibility.

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June 15, 2016

Barnes Warns of Criticism As State Agencies Implement Spending Cuts

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A few weeks before the 2017 state budget goes into effect, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy administration budget director Ben Barnes is warning state agencies to expect steep reductions in discretionary spending for the next two years.

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May 27, 2016

Medical Examiner to Towns: Any ‘Unclaimed’ Body Is Your Responsibility

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:30am

ct.gov Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility.

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May 13, 2016

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Fiscal Crisis Has Reached a Middle

by Susan Bigelow | May 13, 2016 10:00am

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What, you thought our fight with deficits was almost over? Think again.

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May 11, 2016

State: Contractors Have Agreed to Stop Selling Concrete Aggregate from Willington Quarry

by Cara Rosner | May 11, 2016 10:30am

ct.gov As state officials continue to investigate deteriorating home foundations in eastern Connecticut, the companies at the center of the controversy have voluntarily agreed to stop selling certain products for residential use until next year.

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May 10, 2016

Local Elected Officials Urge Lawmakers To Make Structural Changes

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2016 12:53pm

Christine Stuart photo Local elected officials said Tuesday that state lawmakers can’t claim they will pass a budget later this week without a tax increase because the reduction in municipal aid coupled with the lack of structural changes will cause property taxes to increase.

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