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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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May 5, 2016

Open Space Falls Short Of Super Majority

by Jack Kramer | May 5, 2016 12:54am

CTNewsJunkie file photo A constitutional amendment to bolster the protection of state-owned open space passed the Senate and House before the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday. However, proponents will have to raise the bill again next year in order to get it on the ballot for voters.

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May 2, 2016

Malloy To Come Back To Budget Negotiating Table With Offer

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 9:00am

CTNJ file photo (Updated 12:50 p.m.) After being absent from the budget negotiating table all weekend, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to come back Monday with an offer that restores some education and hospital funding.

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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 26, 2016

Bill To Help Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Heads To Governor’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2016 7:28pm

Christine Stuart photo The Senate joined the House Tuesday in approving a bill that would create a relief fund for firefighters who are diagnosed with certain types of cancer related to their job.

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