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February 11, 2016

Legislators Renew Call For Cancer Coverage For Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 12:00pm

Elizabeth Regan file photo Last year, firefighters lined the halls of the state Capitol trying to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would give them an opportunity to file a workers’ compensation claim for certain types of cancer.

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Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 8, 2016

Brookfield Woman Sues After GOP Officials Bar Her From Voting In Republican Primary

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 5:30am

Contributed A former Brookfield Board of Education member is asking a federal judge to overturn a loyalty test imposed by the town’s Republican leaders that bars her from voting in the GOP’s April 26 presidential primary.

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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the New Austerity

by Susan Bigelow | February 5, 2016 10:00am

The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should be a brutal battle between the governor and state employee unions, with the legislature caught in the middle.

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February 3, 2016

Municipalities And Their Lobbyists Already Unhappy With Malloy’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Municipalities have largely been held harmless from state budget cuts for the past six fiscal years, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is no longer excluding them from the nearly $570 million in spending cuts he will announce later today.

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February 2, 2016

Some Towns May Want Controversial State Police Firing Range

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 2, 2016 2:21pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS PHOTO Though officials from Willington and East Windsor are trying to gun down a proposed state police firing range that might be built in one of their towns, municipal leaders elsewhere are trying to snag the proposed $7 million project.

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Malloy, Wyman To Take Budget On The Road

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 10:30am

Josalee Thrift file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be taking his state budget proposal on the road over the next few months, after a one-year hiatus from the tradition.

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January 27, 2016

Shoreline Communities Give Mixed Signals About Medical Marijuana Business

by Jack Kramer | January 27, 2016 11:44am

Jack Kramer photo Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.

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Big Changes On The Horizon For How The State Budgets

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

Christine Stuart file photo The 2016 legislative session, which opens next week, is shaping up to be a year of retrenchment.

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January 26, 2016

Six Cities And Towns To Get Brownfield Money

by Cara Rosner | January 26, 2016 2:02pm

The state has awarded more than $1 million, collectively, to six cities and towns under a new program intended to give new life to areas that have multiple brownfield sites.

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