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March 19, 2019

Public Safety Committee Forwards Gaming Bills to House, Senate

by Jack Kramer | Mar 19, 2019 5:30pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT —The Public Safety and Security Committee passed a number of gaming bills Tuesday including one that would allow sports betting in Connecticut and others that pave the way for more casinos.

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March 15, 2019

Bridgeport Lawmaker Remembered As Quiet, Effective Leader

by Jack Kramer | Mar 15, 2019 9:45am
Posted to: Obituary | State Capitol | Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT, CT — Bridgeport Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, 45, died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack.

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February 11, 2019

Lengthy Investigations of Police-involved Shootings Prompt Calls for Legislation

by Lisa Backus | Feb 11, 2019 4:06pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Bridgeport | New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT — Advocates say 13 months is too long to wait for investigations into police-involved shootings, but legislators in Hartford are wary of setting a deadline even though they empathize with victims’ families.

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January 28, 2019

DPH Fines Nursing Homes For Lapses In Care; Two Cases Involved Deaths

by Kate Farrish | Jan 28, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Public Safety | Branford | Bridgeport | Danbury | Waterbury | Waterford | Watertown

Six nursing homes have been cited by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for lapses in care, including two cases in which residents died.

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July 12, 2018

Lamont, Ganim Milk The Trust Issue

by Paul Bass | Jul 12, 2018 10:54pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Ned Lamont prepared his lines for his appearance on the Shubert Theater stage Thursday night.

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Hearing Reveals Migrant Kids’ Trauma

by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 11:27am
Posted to: Courts | Immigration | Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT, CT — Immigrant rights lawyers and a leading child psychiatrist from New Haven tried to convince a federal judge to reunite two traumatized migrant children in Connecticut with their parents who are in Texas.

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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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May 24, 2018

Big Pharma Asks Court To Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.

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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 8, 2018

Casino Bill Is Dead

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 8:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would have expanded casino gaming in Connecticut is officially dead for the year.

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