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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 1:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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March 3, 2017

Family of Murder Victim To Advocate for Tougher Early Release Conditions

by Jack Kramer | March 3, 2017 6:34pm

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HARTFORD, CT — The family of a teenager who was brutally murdered in 1984 and who just saw her killer set free will be at the state Capitol March 20 to support legislation that would make it tougher for convicted felons to get out of prison before their terms are completed.

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February 2, 2017

Malloy Says Budget Will Include Municipal Review Board

by Jack Kramer | February 2, 2017 5:50pm

Jack Kramer photo WATERBURY, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose creating a review board to help the state’s poorest cities and towns confront fiscal challenges.

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January 19, 2017

Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 5:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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October 19, 2016

Trump Pays Up For Police Overtime In Bridgeport

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | October 19, 2016 5:30am

At the end of September, Republican Donald Trump’s campaign paid a $37,000 bill for police overtime costs related to a rally he held in Bridgeport before the April 26 primary.

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September 22, 2016

Not All Opioids Are Equal

by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 8:30am

Jack Kramer photo You have to have been living under a rock to not be aware that Connecticut is in the midst of a heroin and opiate crisis.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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June 27, 2016

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Waterbury Hospital Purchase

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 5:29am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital It looks as if the third time might be the charm for the sale of Greater Waterbury Health Network and Waterbury Hospital to Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. for $100 million.

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April 24, 2016

Presidential Candidates Descend on Connecticut

by Staff Report | April 24, 2016 10:21pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register Connecticut’s presidential primary is Tuesday, and presidential candidates from both parties campaigned throughout the state this weekend from Bridgeport to New Haven.

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April 13, 2016

OP-ED | Redux: The Proposed Closing of UConn’s Torrington Campus

by Audrey A. Cole | April 13, 2016 5:00pm

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Almost since its inception in 1965, the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, has sought to shut down the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut. Through the years unsupported and disparaging comments from those same faraway administrators would filter back that somehow the university’s regional campus system did not measure up to the academic standards of the main campus in Storrs. Then, suddenly in early March, the people in the Northwestern Connecticut were given a few weeks to react to the impending permanent closing of the Torrington campus, forestalling any attempt to honestly and fairly discuss and dissent from this decision.

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