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December 2, 2016

OP-ED | ‘Health’ Of Small Towns Threatened By DPH Proposal

by Terry Cowgill | December 2, 2016 5:30am

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“We didn’t ask for it; there’s no need for it,” Goshen First Selectman Bob Valentine told the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in October. “It’s a solution looking for a problem.”

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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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November 15, 2016

Municipal Officials to State: Repeal The Spending Cap For Municipal Grants

by Jack Kramer | November 15, 2016 3:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Municipal leaders from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Tuesday renewed their call for the state legislature to scrap the municipal spending cap.

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November 14, 2016

State Bond Commission Poised To Give Another Hedge Fund Money

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2016 3:08pm

After a controversial decision earlier this year to give $22 million to the world’s largest hedge fund, Connecticut’s Bond Commission is looking to give $35 million to a Greenwich hedge fund managing $172.4 billion in assets.

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November 2, 2016

Record Number of Voters Register In Connecticut; Officials Say They Are Prepared

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2016 1:00pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — In 2010, Bridgeport ran out of ballots. And in 2014 Hartford voters at some polling places were unable to vote first thing in the morning because the official voter check lists had not been delivered on time.

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CCM: Connecticut Continues To Rely Too Heavily On Property Tax To Fund Education

by Jack Kramer | November 2, 2016 10:24am

CCM NEW HAVEN, CT — A new Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report shows the state is more reliant than ever on property taxes to fund public education.

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October 28, 2016

Malloy Touts Improvements To Rail in Branford

by Jack Kramer | October 28, 2016 12:35pm

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Three years after work started, town and state officials, including the governor, Friday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Branford train station.

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Republicans Complain About Use of Trump in Mailing, Democrats Defend It

by Christine Stuart | October 28, 2016 12:13pm

The Connecticut Republican Party is taking aim at another state Senate candidate for mentioning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a mailing.

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October 14, 2016

Tribe To Connecticut: You Owe Us $610M For Taking Our Land

by Christine Stuart | October 14, 2016 1:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which has unsuccessfully fought for years for federal recognition, filed a lawsuit against Connecticut Friday for $610 million in damages associated with the states taking of tribal land.

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October 10, 2016

Report Finds That Many Families Are Still Struggling

by Kristi Allen | October 10, 2016 4:30am

Despite Connecticut’s modest economic growth, the number of families struggling to cover basic household costs has increased since 2010, according to the United Way’s ALICE report released Sunday.

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