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July 24, 2017

House Sends Labor Agreement to Senate

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2017 9:53pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House voted 78 to 72, mostly along party lines, in favor of the agreement the Malloy administration reached with a coalition of state labor unions.

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Bridgeport Police Aren’t Cooperating; Captain Says It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’

by Jack Kramer | July 24, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Facebook page A group that is charged with monitoring whether police departments in the state profile minorities disproportionately when making traffic stops has no idea if Bridgeport Police are complying with the law.

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July 19, 2017

Wage Contracts Released To Republicans

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2017 12:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:22 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after a coalition of unions announced they had ratified a $1.57 billion concession package, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration sent the more than 30 wage contracts for the individual bargaining groups to legislative leaders.

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July 18, 2017

Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 11:36am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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July 10, 2017

Connecticut Continues Focus On Cybersecurity

by Christine Stuart | July 10, 2017 1:03pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is taking a leading role in actively fighting back against cybersecurity attacks, according to state officials.

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July 6, 2017

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against DeVos, Education Department

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 12:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining 18 other attorneys general in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Education Department for abandoning a rule to hold colleges and universities accountable for abusive practices that helped them capitalize on federal student loans.

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Merrill Won’t Comply With Trump Commission Request For Voter Information

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, said she’s concluded that complying with a request for information from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating the integrity of the 2016 election “is not in the best interest of Connecticut residents.”

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June 14, 2017

Lembo, Senate Republicans Point Fingers Over Death of Charitable Giving Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 14, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —It was considered a small and necessary change to current statute by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, but after he pointed to Senate Republicans as the reason the legislation died, the Republicans are pushing back

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June 7, 2017

Legislature Limps To The Finish

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 6:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers were unable to find much agreement between the two chambers or parties.

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