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June 1, 2018

Jobs and Transportation Top Bond Commission Agenda

by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Financial Sector | Federal Budget | Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.

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Trump Ponders Pardon for Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport

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As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.

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May 31, 2018

U.S. Interior Department Set To Green Light Tribal Amendment

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 3:31pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Gaming | Tribes | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s taken more than a year, a lawsuit, and an investigation, but the U.S. Department of Interior is expected to green light changes to the tribal gaming compact that will allow an East Windsor casino to move forward.

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Bump Stock Ban Signed Into Law, But Ghost Guns Will Have To Wait

by Jack Kramer | May 31, 2018 1:35pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Gun control advocates spent as much time Thursday talking about a law that didn’t pass as they did about the one that did during a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Third Democrat Vying For Esty’s Seat

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 12:31pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — A domain name for her campaign website was registered nine days ago and with that Shannon Kula became a potential third candidate on the Democratic side in the race for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat.

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What Did They Say? Legislative Leaders Eliminate Public Hearing Transcripts

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders decided without a public hearing to end the longstanding practice of having all its public hearings transcribed.

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May 30, 2018

Row A Democrats Form Alliance

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 4:43pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic candidates who will appear on Row A in the August primary met at Bear’s Restaurant Wednesday to see what they can do to work together, but aside from a loose affiliation on a ballot line there weren’t a lot of concrete examples of how they would run as a slate.

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Yale Professors Highlight New Trend In Pharma

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Just when it seems like progress may be on the horizon for lowering pharmaceutical drug prices, something else undermines it.

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Pushes for 10 Debates

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — He fell short of the Republican Party’s endorsement and believes the other Republican candidates running for governor are afraid to debate him.

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May 29, 2018

Democrats Take A Play From Republicans On Gas Prices

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2018 3:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | The Economy | Transportation | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Gas prices are now 25 percent higher than they were last year and Democrats in Congress are borrowing a play from Republicans by blaming the occupant of the White House.

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