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July 18, 2018

Malloy Uses Executive Authority On $10M Toll Study

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — On his way out the door, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is using his executive authority to spend $10 million on a study of electronic tolls.

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July 17, 2018

Connecticut Republicans Walk The Line In Criticizing Trump for Helsinki Summit

by Jack Kramer | Jul 17, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Congress | White House

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It came as no surprise that Connecticut’s all-Democratic Congressional delegation criticized President Donald Trump for his refusal to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin over interference in the 2016 elections.

What did come as a surprise is that Trump’s conduct is getting its share of criticism from Republicans — both nationally and in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Tax Law

by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Equality | Federal Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut joined three other states Tuesday and filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over the new new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.

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Candidates Mix It Up At Climate Change Forum

by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — Two Democrats, an independent, and a Libertarian candidate for governor had the Trinity College stage all to themselves Monday to talk about sea level rise, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and how all of those issues impact the economy.

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July 16, 2018

Bysiewicz Touts Support From Local Elected Officials

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 3:30pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | East Hartford

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EAST HARTFORD, CT — Local elected officials literally lined up behind former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s campaign for lieutenant governor Monday on a third floor balcony overlooking the Connecticut River.

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Feds Release Separated Parents

by Thomas Breen, Paul Bass, & Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 12:55pm
Posted to: Courts | Immigration

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Updated—In response to a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden, two immigrant children being held in Connecticut will be reunited with their parents.

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Senator Questions $10M for Company Coming to West Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — While he was “cautiously optimistic,” Senate Republican President Len Fasano has serious concerns about the state’s decision to give Seven Stars Cloud $10 million to bring its headquarters to the former University of Connecticut campus in West Hartford.

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July 13, 2018

Courtney Alone in Backing Magnuson Fish Bill

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Representative Joe Courtney was the lone member of the Connecticut delegation to vote in favor of a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 1976 law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. waters.

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DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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Supreme Court Nomination Faces Partisan Battle

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | SCOTUS | White House

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President Trump this week nominated Yale Law School alumnus Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, drawing immediate opposition from Senate Democrats who want to slow down the confirmation process past this fall’s mid-term election.

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