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State Offices To Close At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday: “Malloy is doing the right thing.”
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Malloy: Stay Off The Roads Wednesday If You Can: “He has nothing else to focus on today? This is the states highest priority? Do nonessential state employees still get paid for a full day?”
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November 25, 2014

State Offices To Close At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday

by Staff Report | November 25, 2014 4:13pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decided to close all state offices at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to give state employees a chance to get home before the snow starts falling.

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Traveling Up, Gas Prices Down

by Kristi Allen | November 25, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of the NOAA The 41 million Americans who will hit the road for Thanksgiving travel this week have something to look forward to: the lowest gas prices in five years.

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November 21, 2014

OP-ED | Looking Beyond Connecticut’s Borders

by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am

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If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?

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November 12, 2014

Policymakers Look At Two-Generational Approach

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 3:49pm

For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.

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October 3, 2014

OP-ED | Yes, Tom Foley, State Government Should Get People Out of Their Cars

by Susan Bigelow | October 3, 2014 7:00am

At a recent transportation forum, gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley suggested that it shouldn’t be the role of state government to “push people out of their cars” and onto alternative modes of transit. He’s wrong. For all kinds of reasons, and in all kinds of ways, encouraging people to drive less ought to be a high priority of state government.

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October 1, 2014

New Laws Take Effect Today

by Hugh McQuaid | October 1, 2014 9:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Several new laws take effect today including new regulations on pet stores and the sale of electronic cigarettes, as well as a law cracking down on domestic violence.

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September 29, 2014

Enfield Lobbies For Train Station

by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 9:33am

Hugh McQuaid photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured an Enfield site Thursday where community organizers are hoping to build a commuter train station on the planned rail line between New Haven and Springfield.

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September 15, 2014

Foley, Malloy Challenge Each Other Separately On Transportation

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2014 12:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s spending more on transportation than previous administrations, while Republican challenger Tom Foley said traffic congestion in Connecticut has gotten worse over the past few years.

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September 11, 2014

Data Shows Minorities Are Stopped At Higher Rates in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2014 3:46pm

Statewide data on 366,060 traffic stops shows that if you are a black or Hispanic driver in Connecticut, you are twice as likely to get stopped by police and more than twice as likely to have your vehicle searched.

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August 25, 2014

Malloy Would Support A Constitutional Amendment For Transportation Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2014 2:32pm

Christine Stuart photo Standing near the Old Main Street bridge in Rocky Hill, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.

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