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June 22, 2018

CT Lawmakers Head to Border After Immigration Bill Fails

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Immigration | Poverty | White House

Several Connecticut lawmakers say they will visit the Texas-Mexico border this week as debate over immigration policy heated up on Capitol Hill.

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June 21, 2018

Malloy Warns Against Overriding His Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested Wednesday that any urban Democratic lawmaker that wants to override his veto of a bill that makes changes to the Hartford bailout should “have their heads examined.”

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Assaults On Staff At One Prison Have Employees On Edge

by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Equality | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Safety | Cheshire

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CHESHIRE, CT — Three recent assaults on staff that the Manson Youth Institution have the unions representing correction officers and teaching staff calling for greater accountability.

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June 20, 2018

Trump Reverses Course on Child Separation

by Peter Urban | Jun 20, 2018 5:19pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end his administration’s controversial policy that separated children from parents of foreigners arrested at the border without proper documentation.

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The Slow Trickle of Public Financing

by Christine Stuart | Jun 20, 2018 2:38pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — There has been a lot of criticism lately of the State Elections Enforcement Commission for the pace at which it’s working to audit clean election candidates and give out the grants.

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Republicans In Race for 5th CD Find Common Ground on Immigration Policy

by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD

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Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.

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June 19, 2018

Ganim, Stemerman Gain Ballot Access

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 10:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim became the first Democratic candidate in state history to petition his way onto a Democratic primary ballot by submitting more than 17,100 valid signatures.

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Enfield Tries New Strategy To Battle Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | Jun 19, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Enfield | Manchester

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ENFIELD, CT — Many ideas have been tried to stem the drug crisis that took more than 1,000 lives in Connecticut in 2017. The latest is an innovative version of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” being tried in the town of Enfield.

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Murphy Continues To Make A Case for Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — Jonathan Miller, a cystic fibrosis patient who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Act, can’t believe he continues to have to defend it.

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June 18, 2018

Robinson Sworn In As First African-American To Lead Connecticut Supreme Court

by Jack Kramer | Jun 18, 2018 1:25pm
Posted to: Courts | Equality | Legal

Mark Mirko/The Hartford Courant

HARTFORD, CT — Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson was sworn in Monday as the first African-American Chief Justice in Connecticut’s history.

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