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December 13, 2018

Ben Barnes Unplugged

by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes believes two powerful groups — hospitals and municipalities — are the biggest obstacles to Connecticut’s fiscal stability.

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December 6, 2018

Progressive Caucus Sees Mandate on Wages, Paid Leave, and Legal Pot

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.

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July 30, 2018

Still More Questions Than Answers About Inmate Medical Care

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2018 11:20pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | State Budget | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — High-ranking University of Connecticut officials spoke Monday about how their teaching hospital has cared for prison inmates under a contract with the state Department of Correction. But those same officials were gone by the time four families testified about how their incarcerated loved ones had died from, or suffered because of, extreme medical neglect.

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July 23, 2018

Prisoner Sues For Access To Expensive Hep C Drugs

by Christine Stuart | Jul 23, 2018 2:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Public Health | State Budget | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — An inmate being held in a Connecticut prison is suing the Correction Department because he wants prison officials to give him access to expensive medication that would cure his hepatitis C.

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June 22, 2018

OP-ED | Animals, and Those Who Care About Them, Deserve Real Humane Reform

by Debora M. Bresch | Jun 22, 2018 9:54pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Ethics | Law Enforcement | Legal | Opinion | Criminal Justice

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Last Thursday, Gov. Dannel Malloy wisely vetoed legislation that purported to crack down on animal cruelty by requiring anyone convicted of abusing an animal to register on a public statewide database.

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November 7, 2017

Malloy Closes Another Prison As Inmate Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 4:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Enfield

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.

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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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July 18, 2017

Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | Jul 18, 2017 4:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Poverty | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Mental Health Care | Workforce Development

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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June 3, 2017

House Passes Amended Version of Malloy’s Bail Bond Reform Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 3, 2017 6:55pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Law Enforcement | Poverty | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved, 88-62, a revised version of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to change the bail bond system and reduce the pre-trial population Saturday.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Time For Troopers To Step Up On Fringe Benefits

by Terry Cowgill | Jun 2, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Town News | Killingly | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Pensions | Taxes

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When it comes time to rein in spending, few departments are exempt from the budget axe. But public safety is one of those entities that makes people nervous anytime cuts are mentioned.

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