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October 14, 2016

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

by Christine Stuart | October 14, 2016 2:00pm

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 5:30am

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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September 30, 2016

OP-ED | End Local Control of Schools

by Susan Bigelow | September 30, 2016 10:00am

A long time ago, Puritans carved out the boundaries of their towns by how far away someone could live from the church and still get to the sermon on time. Today, those arbitrary boundaries are also the limits of most of our school districts, meaning the kind of education your child gets depends on which side of the line your house sits.

This is deeply unjust, and it needs to end.

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September 26, 2016

Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Grow

by Jack Kramer | September 26, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440, according to Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 11:57pm

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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House Democrats Try Optimistic, Bipartisan Campaign Message

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 1:45pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD — Democrats who have held the majority in the House of Representatives for 29 years said their message about how to help improve Connecticut’s economy isn’t a partisan one and won’t require a tax increase.

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September 19, 2016

Wall Street Says Education Ruling Is Good For ‘Troubled Cities’

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am

Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.

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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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September 12, 2016

Municipal Lobby Presses Property Tax Reform

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2016 1:36pm

Courtesy of CCM based on information from the Tax Foundation (Updated 8 p.m.) No blue ribbon commissions or task forces have been able to inspire state lawmakers to change Connecticut’s tax system, but it doesn’t mean Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby won’t keep trying.

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September 8, 2016

Documents Contradicting Statements About Future Rail Route Emerge Then Disappear

by Jack Kramer | September 8, 2016 5:29am

Two groups opposed to a new high-speed Amtrak rail line through an historic section of Old Lyme are claiming that records they obtained show that recent public hearings are a charade and that approval for the project is a done deal despite opposition.

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