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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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April 1, 2016

OP-ED | Closing of UConn’s Torrington Campus Is Tip of the Proverbial Iceberg

by Terry Cowgill | April 1, 2016 5:30am

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As Rahm Emanuel once said while his boss was trying to get Obamacare passed, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” And nothing illustrates it better than the recent announcement by University of Connecticut officials that they’re seriously considering closing their Torrington campus as lawmakers desperately seek savings while in the throes of state’s perpetual budget crisis.

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March 18, 2016

Big City Mayors Beg Lawmakers To Maintain Property Tax Relief

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2016 2:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Mayors from three of Connecticut’s largest cities traveled Friday to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to ask lawmakers not to reverse the property tax relief approved last year.

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November 10, 2015

Son of Waterbury Lawmaker Arrested At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2015 11:50pm

Courtesy of the state Capitol Police The son of a Waterbury lawmaker was charged Tuesday with voyeurism, disorderly conduct, and making a false statement to state Capitol Police.

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September 23, 2015

New Data Indicates Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops Continue Amid Seasonal Variations

by Elizabeth Regan | September 23, 2015 4:00pm

ctrp3.ctdata.org Police in Connecticut continued to target black and Hispanic drivers at a disproportionate rate over the past winter in both the number of stops and the likelihood of getting a ticket, according to the latest installment of racial profiling data mandated by the state legislature.

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July 31, 2015

OP-ED | Beware The Devil You Don’t Know

by Terry Cowgill | July 31, 2015 5:29am

In most places, the summers are slim pickins’ for state political junkies. And truth be told, except for the lively mayor’s race in Hartford, it’s pretty slow here in Connecticut as well — even with the party conventions, caucuses, and primaries.

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lockbox” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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July 22, 2015

Study Shows Economic Recovery Is Leaving Low-Income Families Behind

by Elizabeth Regan | July 22, 2015 5:30am

CAHS Data released Tuesday by one of the nation’s leading children’s charities reveals that economic recovery is lagging among the lowest income families and, especially in Connecticut, has left behind a disproportionate number of minority children.

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May 5, 2015

Will The Third Time Be The Charm for Waterbury Hospital?

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2015 2:27pm

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital Prospect Medical Holdings is the third suitor to announce plans to acquire the financially strapped Waterbury Hospital.

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